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Windows 7: Graphics card for my PC

26 Apr 2010   #21
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I will be getting the new power supply as well, since I don't want to end up cutting things so close.
It's safer and doesn't require much more money. Plus, if you ever want to install items that require power along side your currently installed items you can do that. That system wide power requirement assumes that you have minimal items installed.

Oh yeah, it'll also let you upgrade your motherboard and cpu whenever you want without buying a new power supply
The recommendation that Nvidia and Ati gives are for the most extreme conditions, same as the TDP of CPUs; for example an i7 920 is rated at 130Watts, however, it can hardly reach that, even under full load, but Intel rated it at 130 Watts just to be on the safe side.


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26 Apr 2010   #22
ydravid

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ydravid View Post
I will be getting the new power supply as well, since I don't want to end up cutting things so close.
It's safer and doesn't require much more money. Plus, if you ever want to install items that require power along side your currently installed items you can do that. That system wide power requirement assumes that you have minimal items installed.

Oh yeah, it'll also let you upgrade your motherboard and cpu whenever you want without buying a new power supply

EDIT: If you want anymore help, just post again, this thread is getting a bit long with rants of power this and power that.
Too true! I think for my needs what you suggested will be more than enough. I will go with the 512 instead of the 1GB. I'm sure that will be plenty for my needs.

Thanks again!

Cheers!
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