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CptHawkeye
06-29-04, 10:55 PM
Alright I'm in a bit of a mental hole here hopefully you guys could help me out of.

I have a 6800gt on the way for the grand total of $297.00, but part of me is feeling like this wasnt a worthwhile investment after all. My computer works fine as is, and as much as I love Nvidia, it just doesnt seem urgent right now. Plus, my bank account (as I am a poor teenager) took a pretty big hit with the purchase, discount and all. Plus plus, I'm gonna have to make a 50 dollar investment in a new power supply before I can even use it.

So, what do you think. Should I keep the card, buy the power supply, and try and sell my 9600xt for 100 or so, or should I sell my new card off for a profit?



I'm crazy I know. :screwy:

Raptorman
06-29-04, 10:59 PM
Keep the GT.

If your Power Supply is 350-watts you should be fine.

nippyjun
06-29-04, 10:59 PM
If you are a gamer the difference between the 9600 that you have and the 6800 GT will be huge. I'd keep the 6800 which you got a great deal on, and sell the 9600.

You may not need a new power supply. What power supply do you currently have?

CptHawkeye
06-29-04, 11:00 PM
Its 350watt, basic that came with my case when I put my new computer together. Its only got 12amps on the 12 volt rail, and my cpu is currently overclocked to 2.8 and I've added a lot of additional fans. I fear the 6800 might push it over the top.

bkswaney
06-29-04, 11:01 PM
I'll buy your GT. Sell it to me and you will no longer have to worry about it. ;)

sonyman
06-29-04, 11:01 PM
Its 350watt, basic that came with my case when I put my new computer together. Its only got 12amps on the 12 volt rail, and my cpu is currently overclocked to 2.8 and I've added a lot of additional fans. I fear the 6800 might push it over the top.
I don't think that is enough for the 6800, I'm afraid.

Scott

MUYA
06-29-04, 11:02 PM
$297 for a GT? wow a bargain mate, as its MSRP is $399? anyways, you game ? U need high visuals u need Aa and AF to the max? Then keep teh GT

If not...sell it to me for $297 :D

zoomy942
06-29-04, 11:03 PM
keep the 6800GT, then sell your 9600 for whatever amount... if you need $50, sell it for like $75 or something.. it may be way underpriceds, but thaqt will pay for your new power supply.

CptHawkeye
06-29-04, 11:04 PM
Yeah Sonyman I figured that would be the case.




Heres my main problem: I feel guilty treating myself to such a nice gift. Guess I gotta get over that huh? :retard:

Think I can sell the 9600xt for around 100 on Ebay?

John the Canuck
06-29-04, 11:33 PM
The GT is worth every penny. If you're poor, cut some more lawns or do whatever it is you do for money. It'll replenish.

CptHawkeye
06-29-04, 11:36 PM
Yeah I guess I'll just pick up some more hours at work.

And I should be more greatful that I got such a good deal, as I know a lot of people havent been able to.

Thanks.

bkswaney
06-30-04, 12:46 AM
Yeah I guess I'll just pick up some more hours at work.

And I should be more greatful that I got such a good deal, as I know a lot of people havent been able to.

Thanks.


For sure. Be happy. :clap:

CptHawkeye
06-30-04, 11:30 PM
Follow up, semi related question but I didnt want to spam the board with topics:

Say I got my card and set everything up without buying a new power supply (for curiosity's sake, if I dont have to buy one I dont want to)

Would I be running the risk of damaging any of my hardware, say that the power supply was not enough?

Raptorman
06-30-04, 11:52 PM
Might fry a molex connector, or your computer may just not start. Try it, if it works then good, if not, get a new power supply.

JoKeRr
06-30-04, 11:53 PM
If you are a gamer the difference between the 9600 that you have and the 6800 GT will be huge. I'd keep the 6800 which you got a great deal on, and sell the 9600.

You may not need a new power supply. What power supply do you currently have?

350 generic will not do. I had a generic 350W psu before, and also rated at 12amp for 12V line. and my CPU is overclocked to 3Ghz. with 2 optical drive 1 hd 3 case fans and geforce 3 ti500. When I run prime 95 with 3dmark together, the CPU will only get about 1.46V, while the 3.3V line fails to under 3V. 12V goes to 11. something. I bet the GT will use a lot more power than my Geforce3 ti500. My computer did have start up problems (power on, it powers off itself) before I upgraded to the Noisetaker 475W. If you had an enermax 350, then you would have no problem, but generic is definitely not recommended.

Oh btw, I'm also a student, so if you want, sell it to ME! :)

kahloq
07-01-04, 12:24 AM
A decent power supply isnt gonna cost that much anyhow. You can get a good 400-430 between 30 and 50. Or a 480 for like 55. Just check the +12 rail for 18a or better. I checked newegg real quick and found several 400-450w PS for 50 or less that had 18a or better on the +12

WeReWoLf
07-01-04, 12:31 AM
If the power supply can't give it enough juice, the most it will do is act as if there is nothing plugged in there. The most it will do is affect the clock speeds a bit. Sell off the 9600XT and keep the 6800GT. Trust me, if you sell the GT now, you'll be kicking yourself later on when new games come out. Like Battle for Middle earth which is pretty much the major flagship game for Nvidia seeing as the entire game is nearly made out of PS3.0