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Dumanated

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Hi all. I am interested in upgrading my PC primarily used for gaming. I am looking to spend right around $200 maybe a little more. I was thinking of getting a new video card and likely a new power supply. I posted a similar question about a month ago but had a sudden decrease in capital and had to hold off. Should I stick with what was recommended then or are there better offers now?

Here are my specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 420 2.21 Ghz
2GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
M2N-SLI Mobo DDR2
Thermaltake tr2 430w

Here is the older post:
http://www.geekstogo...rd-t227708.html
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Also I saw these and wanted to know if they were good and would work.

THanks

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Power Supply
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Hi Dumanated,

I wouldn't recommend the Rosewill power supply because it doesn't meet the video card requirements of 36A on the +12V rail and its also not a very trusted brand.

You can chose between the two however Corsair is the better brand but you can see that its more expensive.

Corsair 650W - $99.99 (with a $20 Mail-in-Rebate)
OCZ StealthXtream 600W - $69.99 (with a $10 Mail-in-Rebate)

If you want to save some money, I would suggest you pick a different video card, look at this hierarchy chart to compare different video cards and how they perform.

Hope that helps,
Kamille
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I bought the OCZ power supply and the original video card i saw. It works great. A bit larger than I was anticipating. Easy install though. Thanks for your help. I am noticing a problem now however. I have lost audio after the installation. I checked the control panel and everything seems in check. I'm worried it might be hardware related to the install. Any ideas?
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