Nvidia price drop... july

By SK33TAST1C
Jul 9, 2007
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  1. im looking to upgrade my comp at the end of july, after intel makes their price cut on 7/22. i've been looking around the web hoping that nvidia will be implementing pricecuts as well, and the results have been varied to say the least. i've read in some places that they'll be implementing one to correspond with intel's, and others that say that the 8800's will stay at the same pricepoint until 2008, and even others that say that the 9000 series will be out by november (MY ***), so i'm really clueless. does anybody have an idea if and when nvidia plans to cut the price of the 8800 series?

    right now my build is as follows:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
    Biostar mobo supporting 1333 FSB (1x PCI-Ex16)
    EVGA 8800gts 640mb (if nvidia drops prices, hopefully i can afford a gtx)
    24" 5ms response time Samsung lcd monitor (resolution: 1920x1200)
    2gb DDR2 800 Corsair ram (possibly 4gb)
    530 watt Hiper powersupply ("SLI Ready")
    250gb 7200rpm SATA 3.0 Western Digital HDD
    Vista Ultimate

    one last thing: will that powersupply handle an 8800gts or possibly gtx, or should i get one in the 600-650 watt range?
  2. Cyph3r

    Cyph3r Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    530w would be enough, the amps on the 12 rail is more important that the wattage. Also, hipers are dodgy and are prone to failing, so get a corsair 520hx or something.
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    Hiper 530w psu has either 28,30, or 32 amps depending on the version.
  4. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    My Hiper 480W works amazingly well. Dual rail to 34a. Very stable.
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    You have 29amps, not 34. Still pretty good unless running an 8800 with a heavy load system.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=205763
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