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Upgrading Dell Dimension 4700

By ravage9218
Jan 16, 2008
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The PSU outputs about 29A on the +12V rails combined, which is enough for an 8800GT (which requires at least 26A). Get it and enjoy. You'd face bottlenecking, but if you play at high resolutions with as much AA and AF as you can, it will be lowered somewhat, although it won't go away completely.
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Oh, I didn't see the specifications page on Antec's site. I just calculated from the numbers posted. Sorry about that. Nice find on the link kpo6969, I'll add it to my sig.
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Those Earthwatts are a quality reasonably priced psu. The 430w has 30amps and the 380w has 27amps.
    btw:no reason to be sorry
  5. terabyteater

    terabyteater TS Rookie

    Sweet! Thanks for the help guys!
  6. terabyteater

    terabyteater TS Rookie

    Now, what are your thoughts on the below?

    ASUS GeForce 8800 GT 8800GT 1GB GDDR3 EN8800GT/HTDP/1GA

    VS.

    ASUS EAH3870 ATI Radeon HD 3870 DX 10 HDCP DDR4 1GB

    ??? :eek:)
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You should do some research yourself
    Go to Asus and read all the reviews
    Go to Google and type review and put your card model type in as well
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Or better yet go to Tom's Hardware and use the gpu charts.
    Google can be your friend
  9. terabyteater

    terabyteater TS Rookie

    Ok, thanks... I was just hoping to get some insights from people who have used both products, not just read some sponsored advertising propaganda :p
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 8800GT is a much better choice. And you don't really need the 1GB of VRAM on that one, unless you're going to game at 1600x1200 and above.
  11. terabyteater

    terabyteater TS Rookie

    Thank you for your input, it is appreciated!
     
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