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Daniel90

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Hi, I am thinking of upgrading my nVidea 6200 256mb TC video card. I have a $200AUD cap and have come across the Inno3D IChillite 8600GT XStriker3 http://www.inno3d.co...0gt_ddr3_xs.htm. It has good reviews and performance marks. Is this a wise choice or should aim for something different? My specs are as follows:

Intel P4 541 3.2GHz CPU with HT
1024 DDR SDRAM
200GB SATA HDD
Win Vista
PCI-E graphics interface
300W PSU (thats from customer service specs but I am yet to actually open the computer up and have a look)

Any help is greatly appreciated :).
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Personally i'm just waiting til the 8800GT drops in price. In my opinion I think it would be a good idea to wait for the 8800GT (or maybe something else in the 8800 series) to lower in price, as they are very very good cards :) Unfortunately I don't have anything more to add, coz it's new years eve and i'm running short on time, so I can't go and research your cards.
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Hi, taking your pc spec into account, I would say 8600GT/X2600XT is a wise choice. Your current 300watt should be enough to tackle the VGA card.

8800GT needs a good and reliable power supply and surely bottlenecked by your processor (Pentium4). Also you might want to consider to upgrade your power supply for future needs.. but for your current setup, a 300watt power supply is good enough :)
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Daniel90

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Thanks for the help guys! :)
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The 8800 is a GREAT graphics card, but it, like all those new superpowered cards out there, uses up loads of power. Trust me on this one, dude. Get a new PSU before you fry the one you have. At LEAST 450W.
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Spam removed. Dink banned.
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