hey I'm thinking about asking for some new parts for Christmas here's what I got
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit 3.50GB DDR2 RAM AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Nividia GeForce 7600GS 256MB 350WW PSU
I'm thinking about getting a 8600 512MB, and i want to know if that's a good upgrade or if i should just save up and go for the 8800 I like to play games on high settings, so can anyone who uses the 8600 tell me how it preforms on the newer games like MOH:A or uhm, Crysis perhaps (the demo is out, right?) and i have a HP a6110n, can anyone help me figre out what type of PSU it takes (eg. ATX /ATXmicro) I cant find it anywhere. Thanks eveyone!
I suggest a more powerful PSU. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if HP will let you replace your PSU with a store bought one. You will probably have to call their support and ask to order a more powerful PSU that is compatible if this is the case.
The 8600GT is rather "meh" for games. You will be able to run Crysis, but not well.
By Christmas, they will have new cards out. :)
with prices what they are, i dont think we'll have $1,500 for a graphics card this Christmas lol.
I Dont want to buy a PSU from HP, they'll charge the hell out of me probably. I'll call them sometime and see what type my model takes so it's Meh for games you say? I just read a post on newegg that says it runs bioshock /crysis maxed? not that i'd buy bioshock anyways becaues it sucks oh yeah! i said it!
BlackSilver65;4015064with prices what they are, i dont think we'll have $1,500 for a graphics card this Christmas lol.[/quote] You can get a decent video card for easily less than 300USD these days... If you are going for midrange, the Radeon HD 2600XT is a better performer than the 8600GT (not GTS) and is also cheaper. [quote=BlackSilver65;4015064]I just read a post on newegg that says it runs bioshock /crysis maxed?
Maybe with 2 of 'em and a very high end motherboard and CPU...
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17th February 2007
You can get a replacement PSU from newegg to use on your comp. Just make sure its the right type (ATX, mATX, BTX, etc.). It'll probably void your warranty but oh well. I voided mine about 30 minutes after I got my comp.
By the time you make your purchase decision you could probably get an 8800GT for about $250 and it uses less power than the 8800GTS with it's G92 GPU.
Get a new card and a stronger PSU. ;)
If you like to play games maxed don't buy anything "8600". They are low-midrange cards and won't play Crysis or newer games maxed out. Save up for a 8800GT. They are only $250, and will play Crysis well on High. Your PSU is a little lacking too though..You'd probably want atleast 500-550W for a 8800GT with 26-30 amps. So...an 8800GT $270-$310. And a 550W PSU would be around $60-90$. So that adds up to any where from $330-$400 for the PSU and 8800GT...Thats no where near $1,500 see? ;)
Iagree with Foodmaniac2003,get a more powerful PSU.
EVGA recommend 400W PSU with 22A on +12V rail