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Graphics card compatablility?


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Chris28456

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would the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX http://www.tigerdire...AIN#detailspecs be compatable with my system setup:

Case: APEVIA X-SUPRA http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144220

Motherboard: MSI K9A2 Platinum http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130136

Processor: AMD Phenom 9950 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103291

Heatsink: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185125

Memory: Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MBhttp://www.tigerdire...dy=REVIEWS#tabs

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar 640Gb 7200RPM http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136218

Optical drive:(2) SAMSUNG Black 22X: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171
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Yes it would be compatible, just make sure you have a good PSU to supply enough power to your rig.
Looks like you have one heck of a powerhouse, gaming i suppose?

Your mobo is crossfire ready, i would recommend ATI Crossfire cards instead for maximum graphics and performanc.
The cost of two Crossfire cards is only slightly more expensive than one of the latest GTX cards.

Here's a good read for you about Radeon HD Crossfire vs Nvidia GeForce GTX:
http://www.digital-d...geforce_gtx_280

To setup a crossfire, you can either purchase two of the exact same cards, and use an internal connector, then you only have to plug-in one of the cards to your monitor (Both cards will activate simultaneously). Alternatively, if you purchase one crossfire, and one crossfire compatible card, you can use an external connector, which joins both cards into one cord, and plugin accordingly.

Sounds like a lot of work, but the payoff is worth it.

Edited by Angelboi, 23 November 2008 - 11:44 PM.

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yeah for gaming. I think i'll just stick with the 9800GTX+, for my budgets sake, thanks would the Rosewill RX850-S-B 850W http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182072 powers supply be good dont wanna have too much overkill
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That PSU is perfect. Just make sure that it fits your Tower, hopefully not interfering with anything.
On the link you provided, click the Specifications Tab.

The dimensions are:

Dimensions W x H x L
150 x 86 x 158 mm
5.90" x 3.39" x 6.22" inch

Just make sure it fits :)
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i was told that rosewill is not that relaiable of of brand so i was refered to this [Corsair 650W

ps. cant figure out what size power supply will fit...(in the case)
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Corsair is definitely a more trusted brand, but i don't see any problems with the Rosewill.

As for fitting, just take a ruler or measuring tape and roughly measure the tower.
Do you have the tower with you already?k
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no i didn't order it yet, dont wanna have to deal with RMA's....the Corsair 650W is $100 cheaper now anyway plus it has a $30 mail-in rebate making it only $69.99 w/ free shipping (can't beat that) i just hope the corsair will fit my case

Edited by Chris28456, 25 November 2008 - 11:58 PM.

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Do you have a website so i can see the tower?
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here it is the APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type p.s. alternative link is in the original post for this thread (top of page)
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