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Ddanz Feb 29, 2008, 01:35pm EST Report Abuse
I was just wondering if my power supply would be enough to use this card..

I have a cooler master 550w or 500w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328


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Bungle Feb 29, 2008, 02:47pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
you should be fine as long as your powersupply has a 6pin PCIe power connector.

Just a suggestion though, you should pony up the extra $30 and get a 512MB 8800GT like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814186031 instead of that 320MB 8800GTS... it would be much faster.

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Ddanz Feb 29, 2008, 03:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
Jim H said:
you should be fine as long as your powersupply has a 6pin PCIe power connector.

Just a suggestion though, you should pony up the extra $30 and get a 512MB 8800GT like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814186031 instead of that 320MB 8800GTS... it would be much faster.


dont they already come with the 6pin connectors? so that you can plug it into your power supply?

Bungle Feb 29, 2008, 04:04pm EST Report Abuse
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danny chang said:


dont they already come with the 6pin connectors? so that you can plug it into your power supply?


some cards do come with adapters so that you can go from 4 pin molex to PCIe, if you do decide to go that route make sure that you are using molex connectors from diffrent rails.

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Ddanz Mar 01, 2008, 11:49am EST Report Abuse
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Jim H said:
danny chang said:


dont they already come with the 6pin connectors? so that you can plug it into your power supply?


some cards do come with adapters so that you can go from 4 pin molex to PCIe, if you do decide to go that route make sure that you are using molex connectors from diffrent rails.


oh... so.. the video card should have its own rail... meaning the line of the power connector from the psu right?


Bungle Mar 02, 2008, 12:49pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
yeah

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Ddanz Mar 03, 2008, 02:47am EST Report Abuse
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oh ok.. uhm another quick question for you guys...
8800GTS V.S. 9600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127332

i personally like the 9600GT but wanted other opinions ^^

El Mar 03, 2008, 07:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
Or even better than either one of those:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

Seriously, this is an awesome card and an amazing price! I should know, I just dropped one in my rig a couple of weeks ago!

Ddanz Mar 03, 2008, 12:35pm EST Report Abuse
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Bungle Mar 03, 2008, 02:22pm EST Report Abuse
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danny chang said:
oh ok.. uhm another quick question for you guys...
8800GTS V.S. 9600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127332

i personally like the 9600GT but wanted other opinions ^^


danny,

you really shouldn't even be looking at the old 320 or 640 MB 8800GTS they are the older slower G80 core based video cards you would be FAR better off with a newer G92 based 8800GT or 8800GTS (512MB)

I'll Explain:

8800GTS 320/640MB (G80) 96 stream processors, 80nm process, 500MHz stock

8800GT (G92) 112 stream procesors, 65nm process, 600MHz stock

8800GTS 512MB (G92) 128 stream processors, 65nm process, 650MHz stock

9600GT (G94) 64 stream processors, 65nm process, 650MHz stock

The G92 based cards are faster because they have more stream processors, during every clock cycle the G92 based cards are doing 112 or 128 things simultaneously while the G80 based is only doing 96... this diffrence is compounded by the fact that the G92 based cards are also running at higher frequencies. So not only are they doing more per clock there are more clocks happening in the same span of time. An addional benefit is that they are produced on a smaller manufacturing process which means they will be cooler and use less power. Anyway you hack it an 8800GT or 8800GTS 512MB will be superior to both the 8800GTS 320/640MB and the 9600GT.

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Bungle Mar 03, 2008, 02:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
danny chang said:

Wouldn't my motherboard have to be able to support the 2.0 version for PCI-e x16?
because the motherboard I have probably only supports the regular PCI-e x16...


PCIe 2.0 parts are backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0. If you have a PCIe x16 slot the card will work.

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Ddanz Mar 03, 2008, 05:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 8800GTS
Jim H said:
danny chang said:

Wouldn't my motherboard have to be able to support the 2.0 version for PCI-e x16?
because the motherboard I have probably only supports the regular PCI-e x16...


PCIe 2.0 parts are backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0. If you have a PCIe x16 slot the card will work.


OoOOh okok hrm... ill definately be looking into the 2.0 cards now... thanks ALOT! you've been alot of help

Meats_Of_Evil Mar 03, 2008, 07:17pm EST Report Abuse
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Ddanz Mar 04, 2008, 09:42pm EST Report Abuse
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mothow Mar 04, 2008, 09:50pm EST Report Abuse
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Yes

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