Will I need a new Power Supply?

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#1 Posted by Lukin (107 posts) -

I'm thinking about getting a 7900GT.  How is that card anyhow?  Is it much better than the GS?  Just looking for something to hold me over until the dx10 cards drop in price.

Also, I have a 375W power supply, will I need to get a bigger one?

#2 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -

I'm thinking about getting a 7900GT. How is that card anyhow? Is it much better than the GS? Just looking for something to hold me over until the dx10 cards drop in price.

Also, I have a 375W power supply, will I need to get a bigger one?

Lukin
Big mistake, actually more like HUGE mistake, now is the worst possible time to buy a 7900. Wait it out another month or 2 and you will land yourself a nice 8600GT/Ultra.
#3 Posted by Lukin (107 posts) -

Thanks for the advice, I've been trying to wait.  My PC came with a 7300LE and I just don't think it is that good.  I've heard that a 8600 was coming out in a month or two, but is this confirmed?

#4 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
In a short answer... Yes... You will want at least a 450 Watt PSU to be safe unless you are running a celeron CPU... I had a 7900 GT and a P4 3.0Ghz and it ran fine with an Antec 450 PSU but when I tried to overclock the CPU it would not power the system until I upgraded the PSU. So yes.. An Upgrade would be in order... Try an Antec Smartpower 2.0 450 Watt PSU for starters... It's okay but not the best... If you can afford an Enermax 535 watt PSU that would be more to my liking... :D
#5 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -

Thanks for the advice, I've been trying to wait. My PC came with a 7300LE and I just don't think it is that good. I've heard that a 8600 was coming out in a month or two, but is this confirmed?

Lukin



Confirmed
#6 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -

Thanks for the advice, I've been trying to wait.  My PC came with a 7300LE and I just don't think it is that good.  I've heard that a 8600 was coming out in a month or two, but is this confirmed?

Lukin
Sortof... Just wait... No point upgrading until you see what the 8600 really does... I have a 7900 GT myself.. And I loved it.. You don't have a bad card and as long as you got it for a good price all is good... It will serve you for at least a year or more. If you could put up with a7300 for a little while... then the 7900 will keep you until the 8900 series comes out and you might be able to get an 8800 for a reasonable price... in which case... get a 550 PSU at least... :D
#7 Posted by Lukin (107 posts) -
Thanks for the advice.  I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900.  In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.
#8 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
Thanks for the advice. I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900. In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.Lukin


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#9 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
Thanks for the advice.  I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900.  In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.Lukin
You realize that Vista is not ready for adoption... So getting a video card to run Vista and DX10 before this fall is kindof pointless...
#10 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lukin"]Thanks for the advice. I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900. In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.KSlater85
You realize that Vista is not ready for adoption... So getting a video card to run Vista and DX10 before this fall is kindof pointless...

Crysis comes out in July, Maybe he wants to play that, also SP1 for Vista comes out in June.
#11 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
[QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Lukin"]Thanks for the advice. I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900. In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.Generalkill8888
You realize that Vista is not ready for adoption... So getting a video card to run Vista and DX10 before this fall is kindof pointless...

Crysis comes out in July, Maybe he wants to play that, also SP1 for Vista comes out in June.

Well if it's on time like Vista was we can expect it in oh um... january of next year... If he wants to play crysis... Vista is total crap... For crying out loud wait... Ah whatever.. If you want it get it I just don't recommend it at all... I've had more headaches with it then I did with ME...
#12 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
[QUOTE="Generalkill8888"][QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Lukin"]Thanks for the advice. I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900. In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.KSlater85
You realize that Vista is not ready for adoption... So getting a video card to run Vista and DX10 before this fall is kindof pointless...

Crysis comes out in July, Maybe he wants to play that, also SP1 for Vista comes out in June.

Well if it's on time like Vista was we can expect it in oh um... january of next year... If he wants to play crysis... Vista is total crap... For crying out loud wait... Ah whatever.. If you want it get it I just don't recommend it at all... I've had more headaches with it then I did with ME...

I agree with you on Vista. I sure hope SP1 solves all the bugs.
#13 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
[QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Generalkill8888"][QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Lukin"]Thanks for the advice. I will wait until March since that is about the same price I was going to pay for a 7900. In the meantime, I will start looking around for a bigger power supply.Generalkill8888
You realize that Vista is not ready for adoption... So getting a video card to run Vista and DX10 before this fall is kindof pointless...

Crysis comes out in July, Maybe he wants to play that, also SP1 for Vista comes out in June.

Well if it's on time like Vista was we can expect it in oh um... january of next year... If he wants to play crysis... Vista is total crap... For crying out loud wait... Ah whatever.. If you want it get it I just don't recommend it at all... I've had more headaches with it then I did with ME...

I agree with you on Vista. I sure hope SP1 solves all the bugs.

Half of them would be fine with me... :P I hate it right now... I found out the other day that I can get a OEM copy really cheap (legal and all). So I almost bought it.. Then I came home and spent an hour on vista.. They can keep it lol. I am going to order the free copy for my laptop... But I probably won't install it...
#14 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
^ Yeh I used the beta about 1 month ago, I hated it too. Vista looks nice and all, but for me I think it is going to take awhile getting used to.
#15 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
^ Yeh I used the beta about 1 month ago, I hated it too. Vista looks nice and all, but for me I think it is going to take awhile getting used to.Generalkill8888
Oh I have final Ultimate now... MS gave it out free to people who reported enough bugs... Very kind of them if you ask me... But it's still a crap OS and I did not even pay for this copy... I will buy a copy eventually for my other computer... But not for a while.
#16 Posted by Cyborg-21 (2700 posts) -

I'm thinking about getting a 7900GT. How is that card anyhow? Is it much better than the GS? Just looking for something to hold me over until the dx10 cards drop in price.

Also, I have a 375W power supply, will I need to get a bigger one?

Lukin
The 8600 series will probably be better. You might get away with a 375W, but it's not recommended. By the way, do you have a dell, because I also had a 7300LE and a 375W PSU :)
#17 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
[QUOTE="Generalkill8888"]^ Yeh I used the beta about 1 month ago, I hated it too. Vista looks nice and all, but for me I think it is going to take awhile getting used to.KSlater85
Oh I have final Ultimate now... MS gave it out free to people who reported enough bugs... Very kind of them if you ask me... But it's still a crap OS and I did not even pay for this copy... I will buy a copy eventually for my other computer... But not for a while.

Im going to buy Home Premium in Mid March maybe. Does anyone know if GRAW 2 will be DX10 compatible? If it is, then im buying Vista in March :D
#18 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
[QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Generalkill8888"]^ Yeh I used the beta about 1 month ago, I hated it too. Vista looks nice and all, but for me I think it is going to take awhile getting used to.Generalkill8888
Oh I have final Ultimate now... MS gave it out free to people who reported enough bugs... Very kind of them if you ask me... But it's still a crap OS and I did not even pay for this copy... I will buy a copy eventually for my other computer... But not for a while.

Im going to buy Home Premium in Mid March maybe. Does anyone know if GRAW 2 will be DX10 compatible? If it is, then im buying Vista in March :D

By compatible you mean will it run on vista? yeah it should run on Vista but it's not a DX10 game... So it won't use a DX10 card's full potential... IE it will look the same on Vista or XP (and it will play smoother on XP)
#19 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
[QUOTE="Generalkill8888"][QUOTE="KSlater85"][QUOTE="Generalkill8888"]^ Yeh I used the beta about 1 month ago, I hated it too. Vista looks nice and all, but for me I think it is going to take awhile getting used to.KSlater85
Oh I have final Ultimate now... MS gave it out free to people who reported enough bugs... Very kind of them if you ask me... But it's still a crap OS and I did not even pay for this copy... I will buy a copy eventually for my other computer... But not for a while.

Im going to buy Home Premium in Mid March maybe. Does anyone know if GRAW 2 will be DX10 compatible? If it is, then im buying Vista in March :D

By compatible you mean will it run on vista? yeah it should run on Vista but it's not a DX10 game... So it won't use a DX10 card's full potential... IE it will look the same on Vista or XP (and it will play smoother on XP)

Yeah, I cannot believe its not DX10, It looks like such a good game too(Graphics Wise). Well either way, I hope its better than GRAW1 LoL.
#20 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
Oh Graw two as in the second game... I better check on that....
#21 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
Oh Graw two as in the second game... I better check on that....KSlater85
Yeah, I was just watching some Videos on it, I mean the game looks alot better than the first one. I sure hope it plays better as well.
#22 Posted by KSlater85 (19738 posts) -
Read up on it.. Looks nice but I really don't expect DX10 just yet... DX9 has a lot of life left in it... and since it's an Xbox title expect a dx9 game. Don't quote me on this though... Just a hunch...
#23 Posted by Generalkill8888 (5305 posts) -
^ Ah I see, well anyways if it is DX9 it still looks nice. I will search GS to see if its gonna be DX10.
#24 Posted by Wesker776 (7004 posts) -
It may suck now, but holding on will be worth it. Save up some cash for that $180 8600 ULTRA and a $100 PSU!