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Hi. So the story is that I had a k8n neo4 platinum mobo and a 512mb ati x1900xt but water spilled into the system because my window panel leaked. So my gfx card fried last year and I wanted to wait to get the new dx10 gfx cards. Everything runs fine without the gfx card. I am just not sure if the pci-e slot is messed up because there was green stuff that came into the pc along with the water (cement maybe?) So instead of taking a chance by risking my new gfx card, I am going to get a new mobo as well. I want to get the new dx10 gfx card. I need advice on which one. Also, is 550W enough for an optical drive, a tv tuner, the dx10 gfx card, 2 250gb hdd's, and i think that is it. I don't want to get a new psu if i don't have to. i can maybe take out the tv tuner if need be. Thx guys.
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The PSU should be sufficiant. What is your budget for a new MOBO and what features would you like it to have? (memory slots, SLI)
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I want at least two slots for my ram ( i have two corsair xms 1 gig sticks) I do not think I would need more anytime soon. I was a bit hesitant about getting sli before because there is debate going on about how software (i.e. games) have a bit to go before they can catch up with the hardware. Assuming that this is true, I believe I do not want an SLI capable motherboard. Another question that you might ask me is that how much memory on the gfx do i require. I believe at least 512 should be good. I am willing to spend $650-775 on the gfx card and the mobo combined. I know the dx10 cards can get a bit pricey, so I am looking for something that will do the job well (very well actually). I am looking to mainly game. (this is a gaming pc after all).
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You'd probably want to wait for ATi's new R600 range to be released before you buy, the R600's will be the fastest on the market, and will drop the price of the nvidia 8800GTX quite a bit.
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and when is ati's gfx card coming out? I thought it was going to come before nvidia. I thought nvidia was going to work on their existing dx9 gfx cards and make them better. What happened to that?
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