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Old 10-30-2007, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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^^Those are links to my PC

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^^Thats the video card I'm looking at.

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^^That should be a direct link to my case.

I need to know if that video card will work in my computer. I know that I will need to upgrade my power supply, but thats all I know. Thanks for the help!

Edit: Maybe this should be in the other forum... I don't know.
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Default Re: How do I tell if this video card will fit in my system?

Ultra? I think you should just get an 8800GT instead and probably SLi it.

Anyways, yes the VGA will fit into your computer. You'll always want to check the interface of the motherboard and the VGA.

I.E.: PCI-e X16, you'll have to look for a PCI-e VGA.
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Ultra? I think you should just get an 8800GT instead and probably SLi it.

Anyways, yes the VGA will fit into your computer. You'll always want to check the interface of the motherboard and the VGA.

I.E.: PCI-e X16, you'll have to look for a PCI-e VGA.
I was thinking about a GTS or GTX. No room to SLI anything. I only have one port. I knew the ultra would fit in my port, I was more worried about its length in my case.
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GT beats the GTS, while it's only under the GTX by a bit.
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Whats negative about the ultra? I would prefer a video card that would last and perform games as good as possible, and either a GTX or an Ultra seemed like the most logical options. I haven't read much on the GT. I currently have an 8500 GT, and it can play games, but games like bioshock get jumpy even on the low settings.
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If you look at some reviews on the 8800GT, it'll outperform a single GTX. Buy 2 8800GT and SLi-ing it, will perform much better.
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If you look at some reviews on the 8800GT, it'll outperform a single GTX. Buy 2 8800GT and SLi-ing it, will perform much better.
Can you SLI if you only have one PCIE 16x port?
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No, but I'm just saying if you're going to upgrade your motherboard. In this case, I don't think you are so the 8800GT would perform as well as the GTX.

You might want to take a look at this review for the 8800GT. It'll probably get you to change your mind.
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Guys...He said he only has one port for a video card so stop recommending SLi...The Ultra is a very good graphics card and will last you for a long time. Make sure you get the right kind though (ex. PCI-E x16) or whatever you have.

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what games and what resolution are you playing at? 8800gt should be sufficent and a great budget graphic card that is recently released. if you still want to get the best out of all graphic cards and are willing to spend around $500 then get the ultra.
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