Need A little Advice About Computer Hardware

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gist901 Posted: Mon, Jul 23 2007 2:02 PM

I am looking into doing a overhaul of my computer system, considering its about four years old. I really like what I have read about the 8800 GTX and most likely going to buy this type of video card.

 I understand that SLI will only work if you have two SLI compatible video cards and a mobo, however, will the GTX perform better with an SLI mobo, or will I not see a major performance difference if I were to go w/ a Mobo that is not SLI compatible.

 In addition to this, my PSU right now is only 400w, and I was wondering how will I know if that would be good enough?

This is currently what I am thinking about purchasing 


2GB of DDR2 800mhz

8800 GTX/GTS 640mb Version

250mb Segate Raid HD

Mobo - Undecided




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Marco C replied on Mon, Jul 23 2007 2:31 PM

If you're going to stick with a single GTX, it will perform basically the same in any motherboard.  There are some optimization that come from using an NVIDIA GPU with an NVIDIA chipset, but it's nothing major.

And your PSU will likely be underpowered for those parts.  You're going to want to upgrade that as well.  A name-brande 550W+ model that's SLI certified would be best even if you don't use SLI.

Good Luck!  Less us know how you make out!

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gist901 replied on Mon, Jul 23 2007 3:45 PM

 thanx for the info, and the fast response


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