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Thats pretty good. One question, if I buy the DX9 G-card now and then games require me to update to DX10 will I be able to update or will the games be incompatible?

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Edited by SOORENA, 21 May 2007 - 08:45 PM.

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The games will become imcompatible. But we won't see DX10 only games for another year probably. Till then games will run DX9 and DX10, DX10 having more eye candy.
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One question, although I already know the answer, will THIS power supply be sufficient for my build or will I need to pay more?
Problem is that my power supply has no PCI-E connectors.

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You need at least a 600W powersupply, i recommend 650-700 for high end systems.

That powersupply won't be able to power any modern graphics cards. Also it only has a 20 pin motherboard cable, you need a 24 pin cable for todays motherboards.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2007 - 06:19 PM.

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Ohh shoot I thought it said 20/24 pin, my bad. Whats the cheapest Power Supply I can get that will work with my build?

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lol I read the comments thinking it was the specifications, your right it is a 20/24pin cable.
If you want to kill two birds with one stone you can get this combo that I'm planning on getting myself.
http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1520
The reviews are really good on this power supply and case, the voltages don't fluctuate and there is a fair amount of amps on the 2x 12V rails. If you don't want to get this combo just let me know I'll find a PSU alone.
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I was sorta hoping for a cheap power supply because I have like extra cases lying around from all the computers I've taken apart during the years. Mostly likely under $100, pretty good deal though.

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Have you ever heard of this site before?
http://www.anitec.ca/

I recommended this one the other day its a good PSU and comes with a crappy 16x CD drive!
http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1483
Other the crappy CD drive it looks pretty good to me.
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Nice, I came across that but I'm not sure sure how the Railing Amperage works in power supplies, can you explain it to me maybe?

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Edited by SOORENA, 22 May 2007 - 06:39 PM.

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basically the higher the better the current.
Every graphics card will have a recommended amount of amps they are typically around 34amps for the high end cards nowadays. So basically since the cards require 2x 12v rails plugged into them now because graphics cards are so power hungry you add both the 12v rails together to get the amount going to the card.
If you don't meet the recommend amount of amps it's common that the card will crash when under a heavy load or else other things like artifacts.

Thats not a great explanation but the best I can provide.

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I'd edit but you would see it, have you come across that site?
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Ohh I get it so for that PSU it would be 38 amps right?

By the way I have never heard of anitec.com

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Edited by SOORENA, 22 May 2007 - 06:48 PM.

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The PSU wouldn't be that :whistling:
But ya i think I know what your trying to say, then the graphics card would be getting the 38amps, more then enough for todays cards.
James

Edit: Time to ask some more fellow canadians about that site.

Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2007 - 07:06 PM.

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The sites safe, I asked a bunch of reliable people. I'd check it out there are quite a few good deals on there that I'm already regreting buying elsewhere. Not rediculas but I would have saved 20$ on my mouse. Little things like that.
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Now THIS is a sweet deal.

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