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Old 06-15-08, 03:56 AM   #25
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I personally would not recommend crossfire/sli at that resolution b/c you shouldn't be fillrate bound with a single card anyway. The upcoming ATI cards look like they will be tough to beat price/performance wise at medium resolutions. Of course, I'd wait for actual benchmarks, but I really can't fathom anyone needing more than a 4870 at that res.

Get a quality power supply - will save you much grief.

A nice power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
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Old 06-15-08, 09:16 AM   #26
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I personally would not recommend crossfire/sli at that resolution b/c you shouldn't be fillrate bound with a single card anyway. The upcoming ATI cards look like they will be tough to beat price/performance wise at medium resolutions. Of course, I'd wait for actual benchmarks, but I really can't fathom anyone needing more than a 4870 at that res.

Get a quality power supply - will save you much grief.

A nice power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
Damn, good price, too!
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Old 06-16-08, 12:25 AM   #27
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Yea...but do I really need a 600W PSU? My current computer is running on 450w.
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Old 06-16-08, 12:41 AM   #28
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If I can, I'll be getting 22" at 1620x1050. Otherwise I'll be using my current dual 1280x1024.
You won't need SLI or Crossfire. I game at 1680x1050, and my 9600GT is just fine. I was able to run both GRID and DMC4 demos at max settings, 4xAA/4xAF, 45-60fps with no slowdown/stutter. A single 8800GT will do you fine. If you want to wait for the 4870, that's also a viable option.

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Something with 8pin graphics plugs between 700 and 1kw
There is no need for overkill with a PSU. Please, disregard this suggestion.

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Get a quality power supply - will save you much grief.

A nice power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
I agree, get a quality Power Supply. I'm a huge fan of the SeaSonic S-12 series. If you go with a 9600GT, a 430W is more than enough. If you go with an 8800GT, again, a 430W should be fine. Consider a 500W for any higher end single GPU (other than GX2, or GT260/280). Anything over that is pointless and a waste of money.

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Yea...but do I really need a 600W PSU? My current computer is running on 450w.
No, you really don't. My current system draws less than 300W under full load. Granted, that doesn't mean I'd be dumb enough to run it on a 300W PSU. Ideally, you want to run from 40-70% of a PSU's rated wattage, as these ranges stress them less. For me, a 430W would be perfect, but I went with a 500W for some upwards scalability, since I do plan to get a better GPU someday.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:50 AM   #29
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Yea...but do I really need a 600W PSU?
No, but it was the same price as the 500W one after the rebate, so I figured WTF. Plus, if you do decide to crossfire or sli in the future it might come in handy.
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