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Video card recommendation

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New Member
Jul 29, 2007
I wasn't sure whether to post this under video cards or under PSU's, but this seemed the most logical.

Currently I'm on the look out for a new gaming video card, however I'm not sure exactly what is the fastest card I can toss into my computer without having to change the PSU.

Current hardware :
CPU : Intel Q6600 G0 (8x400) 1.224v
Memory : 4x2Gb Corsair Dominator
Video : 8800 GTS G80 (640/1000/1400)
Motherboard : Asus P5E x-38 chipset
HDD : 3xMaxtor 1TB drives
Optical : Samsung DVDR SB-223
PSU : Corsair HX-520
Monitor : Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP
Fans : 3 120mm case fans, and another 2 120mm's on the cpu cooler

I suppose I can forget about getting an ATI HD 5970, so what would the next best thing be?


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
That Corsair unit you have will run any single GPU videocard out at this time.

With that in mind and your resolution, If you can find a HD5870 or 5850, thats what I would get.