Asus 9600 XT and PowerSuply Q

weks

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Not sure if I can post this here but I will give it a shot:
I am thinking of buying the Asus Radeon 9600 XT here is a link: http://usa.asus.com/products/vga/r9600xt/overview.HTM but I don't know if my computer can handle it... My powersuply is only 130w and I am just woundering if it is enough?
This is my specs:
1,2 Ghz Celeron: Intel
A MSI motherboard (not sure which model)
128Mb Sdram PC-133 * 2: One kingston one generic
Geforce 2 MX400 64Mb: nVidia
40Gb HD: Maxtor
DVD-ROM Drive: Liteon
CD-RW Drive: LG
Internal ADSL Modem (not yet bought)

Need to know any thing else?

And I am truly sorry for my baad english!

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- Georges Clemenceau<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by WEKS on 02/26/04 10:33 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

agcheavin

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Well, first of all you don't mention if your running windows XP or not, but i would have to say that by looking at those specs that you would need a new power supply to run it properly. Next thing though is your chip and RAM, both are well below par and your whole system would benifit enormously by upgrading those as well, and you wouldn't have to spend much either...a 2 gig AMD chip for around 100 dollars AU ( prob about 50 bucks US) and 512ram ( about 120 bucks au) and a MoBo to stick it all into would give your whole sytem a huge boost.

Gary

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<font color=red>AMD 2700 XP<font color=red>
<font color=red>Gecube 9800 pro Extreme<font color=red>
<font color=blue>ASUS A7N8X deluxe<font color=blue>
<font color=blue>1024 meg Dual Channel DDR 3200<font color=blue>
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weks

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So...
A motherboard: Can someone recomend one from this list: http://www.mbnet.fi/hintaseuranta/alueet.asp?SubA=83&All=1
Prosessor: AMD Athlon XP 2700+ (2,17 GHz)110€
Ram: 512 DDR 400 75€
G-Card: Asus 9600XT 200€
Powersuply: Don't know? How much power do I need for these to work (Not minimum a little more couse I am gona buy some PCI cards later.) And is it a good idea to buy a new case?

"War is much too serious matter to be entrusted to the military"
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agcheavin

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I'm running the A7N8X with an AMD 2700 and am very pleased with it, Dolby digital surround sound built in and the Nforce 2 chipset ( currently the fastest for AMD chips) and support for SATA with the Silicon Image chip (currently the fastest SATA interface).

Their are quicker boards, but this one had the combination that I was looking for.

Gary

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<font color=red>AMD 2700 XP<font color=red>
<font color=red>Gecube 9800 pro Extreme<font color=red>
<font color=blue>ASUS A7N8X deluxe<font color=blue>
<font color=blue>1024 meg Dual Channel DDR 3200<font color=blue>
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