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Old 11-18-2006, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so ive built this new machine, and i really can't complain. But the one place where i am underpowered is graphics. Im thinking of moving up to one of the better DX9 cards. I have this one picked out, and it looks pretty nice. It's got passive colling, and it's within my budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189
Also I need to replace my PSU, because it's going to die in a few months(according to about half of the people on newegg.) I picked this one out, since it wasn't too pricey, and had strong reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182027
When i replace my VGA card what am i going to have to do? when do i install drivers ect(i had someone do this for me first time around, and i don't wanna have to pay for someone to do it again.) Also how much do you think i can get on ebay for the card in my sig, and an antec 500w smartpower psu? If you wanna suggest a different GPU, i don't need passive cooling, as long as the card isn't too loud, cause the one i have now is a jet engine when i play games. As for PSU's i would like a silent one, because the one now is making this high piched whiney noise, and it's giving me headaches. Im actually gonna reboot and see if that helps.
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow a lot of views and not many posts, lol. Im basically just asking if you guys think what i picked out is good or not, and if not then suggest some alternatives. I have plenny of room in my case for that GPU.
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check mine out its really good and super stable:
http://www.gruntville.com/reviews/PS...purepower_680/
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It looks like a good PSU, but thats kind of expensive. Thats almost 100 dollars more than what i picked out. I could afford it, but i don't wanna spend more than i have too.
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this is what i use

http://www.petrastechshop.com/ses1250posu.html

A great psu is
http://svc.com/turbineps550.html
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look into the hiper 580watt modular very nice psu
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original poster: I've been thinking about a 7950Gt too and to my surprise, it is the exact same gpu, simply clocked higher and more memory. 7900GTs don't seem to have sales, so the 7900gs is your best bet.

Lets hope for price cuts+black friday deals .
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original poster: I've been thinking about a 7950Gt too and to my surprise, it is the exact same gpu, simply clocked higher and more memory. 7900GTs don't seem to have sales, so the 7900gs is your best bet.

Lets hope for price cuts+black friday deals .
I don't think the web sites get deals on black friday. Don't they have deals on the following monday? im not sure so correct me if im wrong. also to the poster: this psu is great http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
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yea they have cyber monday i believe its called but not black friday
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I thought this thread was about the FDA allowing silicone breast implants again...
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