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Old 06-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No way a card with the same architecture yet less powerful will do better on anything...I find that hard to believe. The 8600GT/GTS will handle photoshop enough but the 8800GTS is very powerful so I would just get one.
Ah, wlel ok. That's just what I had heard, so I wasn't sure xD.


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64bit XP is kind of a hassle with all the drivers and stuff.
Hmm...well I may just wait on that then, and just use a 32-bit version of XP. I have XP home on this machine right now (but it's OEM, so I'd have to call MS if I wanted it to get activated on my new mobo, correct?). I'll probly just get XP Pro for my new comp tho, and keep the XP Home on this comp, just in case I ever have to use this one again xD.

Thanks a lot for the help guys, I really appreciate it ^_^. I'm looking at different cases now...dunno if I wanna go with that Coolermaster one I picked out earlier...or go with a different one (maybe one with a clear side panel).
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Ah, wlel ok. That's just what I had heard, so I wasn't sure xD.



Hmm...well I may just wait on that then, and just use a 32-bit version of XP. I have XP home on this machine right now (but it's OEM, so I'd have to call MS if I wanted it to get activated on my new mobo, correct?). I'll probly just get XP Pro for my new comp tho, and keep the XP Home on this comp, just in case I ever have to use this one again xD.

Thanks a lot for the help guys, I really appreciate it ^_^. I'm looking at different cases now...dunno if I wanna go with that Coolermaster one I picked out earlier...or go with a different one (maybe one with a clear side panel).
here's that coolermaster with the clearview sidepanel - exactly what I have and it the best case I've owned.

Check your private messages, I might consider getting rid of my XP-64
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No way a card with the same architecture yet less powerful will do better on anything...I find that hard to believe. The 8600GT/GTS will handle photoshop enough but the 8800GTS is very powerful so I would just get one.
The 8500/8600s have PureVideo 2, compared to the 8800s having just PureVideo.
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I don't see how purevideo would help with photoshop. Video editing yes..
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I don't see how purevideo would help with photoshop. Video editing yes..
Heck if I know. But that may be where he heard that the 8600 is better for general media.
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here's that coolermaster with the clearview sidepanel - exactly what I have and it the best case I've owned
Yeah, I was looking at that one as well.

Thanks for the help tho guys....appreciate all of it =).
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Yea your right for things that have to deal with videos the 8500/8600 are nice to have but for just photoshop or something like that it makes no difference.
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Thanks for the input on that you guys, appreciate it =). Just wondering though...will my 500w PSU be enough then? Or should I upgrade to like a 600w+ PSU?

Edit: Nevermind... I know 500w won't be enough. I'm most likely not going to OC, so what would probably be a good range of wattage for a PSU? Any suggestions for models?
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Ok... here's my new list of parts!

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Mobo: Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
HS/F: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
^^^ With some Arctice Silver 5, of course
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
HDD: Existing 320GB
Secondary/backup drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Total price (with shipping) if I were to order all parts at once w/ existing prices: $1046.93

A little over what I wanted to spend...but yay =D. Hopefully that price will drop a bit after July 22nd...since the C2D's are supposed to drop in price a bit.
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(but it's OEM, so I'd have to call MS if I wanted it to get activated on my new mobo, correct?).
no, you dont. i went from an abit kn9 nf4 ultra to an evga 590 sli, no problem. uninstall the old drivers (of course) before you put the new ones in.
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