im tryin FINALLY make my comp a gameable PC and workplace (AIM, documents, etc)
and i was wonderin if my comp can handle/is compatible with an 8800
and IF i get it..which one should i?
thanks guys my PCs stats is in my sig xD
btw my comp is an HP a1540n model that is able to use Vista but still uses XP :D
You have PCI-E and enough power, the only thing I can think of that may be a problem is the sheer size of the cards. So that depends on the size of the case.
BFG, eVGA and XFX are all good brands.
ahh tahts another thing that i fergot to consider..which company is the best to choose from in terms of price and quality? :O
cuase i know BFG is good power and strong price, eVGA has cheap stuff and is like quality, and XFX - never heard of it, PNY seems ok :S
thanks for replie(s)
As Archaon says (and as many people forget to check) make sure your PSU can handle an 8800 and make sure you have some room inside your case.
That being said, you might want to opt for a 7900 series card. They're a lot better bang for the buck. Or alternatively, you might want to wait until ATi releases their competitor to the 8800, which when it's released, will hopefully force Nvidia to lower the 8800's price by a decent amount. But we don't really know the release date of ATi's new card.
Your pc is ok for an 8800 but try to bet a brand PSU.
Yeah as above m8, the 8800 uses up to 150w of power so it needs 75w from the pcie socket and 75w via a six pin connector.
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To answer the topic creators question, with that system you could go with an 8600, save a few bucks, and probably won't see a large performance increase between the two. If you go with an 8800, the rest of the system would be holding it back.
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I agree with n0e, get a 8600 if you want a 'gameable' pc and not a power hungry gaming pc (bit of hyperbole there, I know) an its a hell of a lot cheaper/smaller and DX10, cheaper and not particulary a lot of of performance difference
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17th February 2007
yeah if you can afford it