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Old 04-20-2008, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After much though I've finally come to a decision of what I'm going to get. Before I buy it I just want to make sure there are no problems beforehand.

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I know both of them are not the best, but they fit my budget and I followed the PSU guide here on the forum. I like to game but I'm not a hardcore gamer so I figured the 8800GS would be enough. I'm wondering if I will face any complications like the PSU(5.9 W x 5.5 L x 3.5 H) not fitting or the graphics card being too long for my case, or anything just not connecting right. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd recommend jumping to a 8800GT
Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS EN8800GT/HTDP/256M GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Or a HD 3870 if you don't mind the rebate
Newegg.com - GECUBE GC-XHD3870XTG3-E3 Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics
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um yeah, don't get that 256mb 8800gt that would suck. Go with a 512mb version. Get this one before its to late. EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR at TigerDirect.com

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well the 256mb version is cheaper and closer to the 8800GS price, 512 one is better but mir's are full of crap.

I would get this one if you want the 512 version:
Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
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get the 8800gt 256mb if your budget allows, he's not an avid gamer, so he doesn't need the 512mb of the 8800gt, plus thats a really good deal

if not stick with an 8800gs, its still a great card
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point made.
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um yeah, don't get that 256mb 8800gt that would suck. Go with a 512mb version. Get this one before its to late. EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR at TigerDirect.com

Plus its evga so if something better comes out, step up. O yeah and LIFETIME WARRENTY!
The 8800gt 256 is a lot better than you think...in most cases it beats the 9600gt 512. Im tired of people bashing the card because it only has 256mb of memory. it still a nice card and will play all games out on max settings.
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Thanks for the suggestions but I'm alright with the 8800GS, I mean I'm still playing games on 1024 x 768. I was just wondering if everything would be alright the PSU and Video Card together. I also heard that my case was small so I was wondering if everything would fit.
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