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Old 07-18-2008, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Power Supplies....

Im not quite sure which PSU i should get, my choices are beetween the Corsair 650TX and the 750TX.

So here are my system specs, so please tell me which i should get:


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor

CPU cooler: XIGMATEK 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Motherboard: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Motherboard

Ram:OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800Mhz (2X2GB) 4GB

Graphics Card: Two of: XFX Geforce 8800 GTS 512MB

Case: ThermalTake Armor Series

Power Supply: ???

Internal Hard Drive: Western digital Caviar 640GB (7200RPM)

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X SATA Burner
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why on earth?! would you want to buy a $229 card when you can get a 9800 gtx for $30 cheaper, and it's a better card?!?!!?

Newegg.com - XFX PVT98FYDDU GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

comes with the same game even...$30 cheaper, and better.


get the 750tx
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I would get 2x HD4850's and a x48 motherboard. The HD4850's are faster than the 8800gts 512mb's or the 9800gtx's.

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

2xNewegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Well even though the two posts above me show good advice, if you're set on getting the 2x 8800gts 's then the 650tx would be just fine
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thank you for actually answering my questiong redmoon, and i alredy have 1 8800GTS so its a bit too late to go ahead and buy two of that other card, so i just will dual SLI the 8800GTS plus its a bit better permformace.

And i just dont like how the 9 series were designed.


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the 9 series is just an overclocked version of the 8800gts, and the 9800gx2 is just basically 2 gts's slapped on the same pcb.
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a but the gx2 is more expensive then two 8800gts, so thats another reason to, im in dual SLI they are better then the 9800GX2
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yeah i second redmoon, 650 be good
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i'm quite sure a 9800gx2 out performs 8800gts sli'd.
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yeah thats what i though too, 9800gx2 is pretty close to a 4870 and im pretty sure that is better than sli gts's

EDIT: just had a quick look seems 9800gx2 is better. pretty close in some cases tho
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