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Old 02-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question I what to upgrade to 8800GTS?

I was looking forward to upgrade my Video card from 7300GT to the 8800GTS or GT (i want to play crysis) and my power supply is only 400Wts my question is can my power supply handly 8800GT, GTS or regular 8800 nvidia Card?
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Ultra X-Connect V-Series ( XVS) 400-Watt ATX 120mm Fan 2024-Pin Modular Power Supply XVS400 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

If thats your PSU then i think it should work.
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No, you need to upgrade your PSU first.
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2 Reasons why I say no,

A. your PSU... not good enough
B. your CPU would bottleneck it
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^indeed...the CPU is slowness
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Default Re: I what to upgrade to 8800GTS?

Ok what did you guys recommend for a new power supply that is not expensive?

I didn't get that about my CPU?
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This PSU is 80 after rebate
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail


And by bottleneck we mean that it will hold back the performance of the 8800 by quite a bit.
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Default Re: I what to upgrade to 8800GTS?

what about the brand is it well know to be a good brand?

just a question i know i ask you for a economic PSU
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The brand is excellent, and that particular PSU is great value for the money.
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If you plan on a GT even the corsair 450VX would be enough.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX ATX12V V2.2 450W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
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