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Upgrading Video Card

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  1. HuronJubal

    HuronJubal Thread Starter

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    It has been a while and I now wish to upgrade my video card.
    The one that caught my eye is this:
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1170-AR&family=GeForce 200 Series Family
    I'm wondering if this would work with my Motherboard / power supply which is:
    NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI LT Motherboard
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/designed_by_nvidia_680i_lt_sli.html
    and Antec TruePower Trio 550
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article712-page1.html

    Will if work or should I look for a different card / Power supply?
    Any suggestions or questions?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    It will work however I would think about getting a different pw supply.

    That pw supply just meets the bare minimum. When you make anything work at its max rated pw, it does not last long. Just think about how long the engine in your car would last if you ran it at full throttle all of the time???

    One more thought; the ati 5850 is around the same price AND supports dx11.
     
  3. dant22185

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    I too would suggest a better power supply. CRJdriver gave a great example. You want ample amount of extra power so it doesn't have to work at full capacity. Good choices on the video cards the Geforce GTX series have proven to be very good, but from what it seems ATI cards tend to slightly out perform and tend to take up less power and cost less.
     
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