Originally Posted by carlos
Do you guys think this PCI-E nVidia Card
will work on my Dell with a 305W power supply?
Right now the system is running:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8GHz
2 GB's of DDR2 RAM
nVidia 6600GT PCI-E
2x 500GB Seagate S-ATA drives
PCI Silicon Image 0,1 RAID Controller (S-ATA)
Sony CDRW/DVD ROM (S-ATA drive)
Onboard audio / Broadcom Gigabit 10/100/1000 NIC
Can I replace the 6600GT with a 6800GT? If not, can you recommend a card that was handle a little more?
I'm actually guessing you can get a 7600GS in there. I thought about getting one, but since I had extra 6800's floating around, that made more sense.
EDIT: NVM, Apparently a 7600GS ~ 6600GT, so that 6800GT will be faster.
Did some more searching, the 7600GT is faster than a 6800GT, and uses less power. (It doesn't even require the extra power connector.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NE&N=0&Ntk=all
You can get one for $90 - 100 after MIR.
Benchies are here to give you a better idea in that price range: http://xtreview.com/review140.htm
Its hard to find benchmarks for that range of cards, so that one should help out a lot.