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36mob
08-06-06, 09:49 AM
ok i have a 250w psu and i need to know which 1 is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125028 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814141031. the first 1 doesnt have a psu minimum reqirement but would it be ok to run it with a 250w psu?

rflair
08-06-06, 12:20 PM
Thier both the same cards really, I would get the Biostar with the fan.

nV`andrew
08-06-06, 12:39 PM
Thier both the same cards really, I would get the Biostar with the fan.

same. let us know when u get ur new card, its a great performer for the price :)

36mob
08-06-06, 01:28 PM
but i dont think u have to plug up the gigabyte to the psu and on the biostar, i dont have the minimum psu so wouldnt getting the gigabyte be better?

sharangad
08-06-06, 01:30 PM
but i dont think u have to plug up the gigabyte to the psu and on the biostar, i dont have the minimum psu so wouldnt getting the gigabyte be better?
Neither of those PCI-E cards need to be connected to a PSU.

36mob
08-06-06, 01:31 PM
im sorry but im kinda slow when it comes to computers. for the biostar, it says a minimum of a 300w psu, and it doesnt say anything about the psu for the other card.

DataMatrix
08-06-06, 05:35 PM
Just make sure you have a PCI-E slot available, not PCI or AGP. 250w should be enough as long as you don't have alot of other components, if it doesn't work then you will just get random restarts/crashes. So just upgrade your PSU.

nV`andrew
08-06-06, 05:39 PM
yeah do u have a PCI-E Slot?

shungokusatsu
08-06-06, 07:09 PM
250w psu doesn't sound like enough.

36mob
08-06-06, 08:45 PM
yes i have a pcie slot. i guess ill get another psu. but i have another question.. would this card run oblivion on full settings?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814125036

crainger
08-06-06, 09:36 PM
Nope. Not even if you had two in SLI.

DataMatrix
08-07-06, 12:28 AM
yes i have a pcie slot. i guess ill get another psu. but i have another question.. would this card run oblivion on full settings?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814125036

You need at least a 7800GTX for full settings in Oblivion. But you might as well get the 7900GT since it's basically a 7800GTX but better.

36mob
08-07-06, 09:46 AM
='(
what about on medium settings?lol. i cant afford to buy all this stuff.....

stncttr908
08-07-06, 09:49 AM
Medium settings sounds reasonable as long as we're not talking about a super-high resolution. Just don't expect to use antialiasing or any image quality increasing methods.

36mob
08-07-06, 10:29 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1819046&Tab=11&NoMapp=0

would this card run it on medium?? lol.im a pain

36mob
08-07-06, 01:37 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817182011. ok umm is this a good psu to get?

DataMatrix
08-07-06, 10:20 PM
You shouldn't really buy a "Value" PSU, it's rails will be unstable, and will have cheap components. So in the long run, if it frazzles out, it could take the whole computer with it, causing you alot more money in the long run, so there is actually no such term as a "Value" PSU.

Tell me what components you have including the motherboard form factor, e.g. ATX12V, P4 2.0Ghz etc...

stncttr908
08-07-06, 10:38 PM
A TurboCache 7300GS probably won't be enough for medium due to its lack of memory bandwidth.

Redeemed
08-08-06, 01:26 AM
Okay, 36mob- sounds like you're on a pretty tight budget.

First of all, please list your current system specs- as detailed as you can. Things like what CPU you have, the motherboard you, amound of ram, brand of ram <--- these things are the critical point. The MOST critical point is your PSU, which you already mentioned is a 250watt psu. Many here would be quick to say 250watts would be sufficient so long as... but in the end you'd be better off going with a good, decent, 450watt or greater PSU. Expect to spends absolutely no less than $50 on the PSU. The PSU is the ONE piece of hardware you should be willing to dish out a little extra cash for. If you need to, have a yard sale or something to get some extra cash for a PSU. But don't skimp on it due to a tight budget.

Secondly, your first two video cards of choice were the 7600GS. Let me throw this bone at ya' :

Could you possible hike that price abit and get the 7600GT? I mention it cause it is a VERY good performer for the price (for some, only about $50 more), does NOT require a dedicated connection to the PSU. I recently went from a 6800GT to a 7600GT and am very pleased with the "upgrade". I'd highly recommend this card to ANYBODY looking for ANY sort of an upgrade to something of this price point. If at all possible, I recommend the 7600GT. If not, then yes, the 7600GS is a VERY good card as well.

Bearclaw
08-08-06, 01:28 AM
ok i have a 250w psu and i need to know which 1 is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125028 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814141031. the first 1 doesnt have a psu minimum reqirement but would it be ok to run it with a 250w psu?

I would first update the PSU. You can get a new 5-600 watt for that price. Then save up for an even better card. :D

Redeemed
08-08-06, 01:28 AM
A TurboCache 7300GS probably won't be enough for medium due to its lack of memory bandwidth.

True, quite true. Understand one thing about the 7300 series- many are being touted as having 512MB of ram- this is NOT entirely accurate. The card itself only has 256MB of ram actualy ON the PCB itself. The other 256MB of ram is your SYSTEM RAM that the card SHARES. Definitely not the best way to go if you want to game. Again, I vote for the 7600GT FIRST, and the 7600GS second.

Redeemed
08-08-06, 01:33 AM
I would first update the PSU. You can get a new 5-600 watt for that price. Then save up for an even better card.

I went ahead and assumed that was 36mob's intentions. Yes, definitely upgrade to a better PSU, and expect to spend near $100. Then, if it means waiting a bit longer and saving, having a yard sale, fixing more computers on the side, mowing lawns, etc- save up for either the 7600GS or the 7600GT- you'll be far happier in the end. ;)

Oh, and btw:

lol.im a pain

No you're not. That is what this thread and geeks like us are for. If we didn't want to help people such as yourself, then why would forums such as this one exist? ;)

Feel free to ask questions man, that is how you learn. If I can't answer the question, somebody else here will be bound to have an answer for it.

Oh, and Welcome to nVnews! :D :D :D