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Old 08-10-2007, 12:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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If you can afford that Antec 900, go for it. Has excellent airflow, and is pretty big for a mid tower.
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Thanks so much for your help guys. You saved me a ton of time, stress and a bunch of cash too. Thanks for lending your knowledge to a hardware nub
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COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-550-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 550W Power Supply 110-115V/ 220-230V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSM, FCC, CCC - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-550-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 550W Power Supply 110-115V/ 220-230V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSM, FCC, CCC - Retail

how but this PSU can support video card 8800GtS 320MB and motherboard P-35 DS3P?
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Yes it can, but I'd suggest a more powerful power supply, such as the XClio GREATPOWER 550w. Which has an extra 20 amps.
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what is SLI Support? and what SLI for?
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SLI is stands for Scalable Link Interface. It is Nvidia's technology, of running two video cards, to produce one picture. Although it sounds nice to have, it's really unnecessary, unless you're playing on a 30" LCD. You're paying 100% more for only a 30% increase in performance, which isn't a good trade off.
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Just checking, since it never really occurred to me to check But the 8800GTS is probably the best card for me, correct? I don't have enough to spend on the 8800GTX, so barring that card, the 8800GTS is the way to go right?
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