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Old March 3, 2007, 09:45 AM
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You might want to measure your case before buying that GTX; the gtx is very long and most of those HP cases won't accept it.
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Old March 3, 2007, 11:07 AM
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Yeah, a new gfx card would leave you with an overall decent computer.

Measuring the space you have inside would be the first step. Check both the distance from the base of mobo @ the pcie slot to the case side, as well as the distance from rear of the case where the card will be sitting.

Next step would be to pull the PSU out and give us a screenie of the specs label so that we can try to do some research to see if it's a standard PSU. (Not sure if they're still doing it, but the big box boys like dell, hp, or compaq used to have proprietary PSUs with different pin outs for their mobo connections so it's important that we verify that you can drop a standard PSU into it).

I'll do some googling to see if there's any info on-line on the psu.
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Old March 3, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Looks like this is the mobo......

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...339302&lang=en

Does anybody know what the full length of the 8800s is?
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Old March 3, 2007, 11:40 AM
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9" for the gts, but the gtx is a little bigger, I think
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Old March 3, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Well, the mobo is 9.6" long and it looks like it's free from obstruction so it's just a matter of if the card comes up above the height of the rear panel.
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A good rule of thumb is to pay about the same for the cpu as you would for your video card.

Since you won't be overclocking, the Geforce 8800 GTS will be plenty for your cpu to handle. Here is the card I'd choose with your system. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21406&vpn=640-P2-N821-AR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=10
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wow thanks for the input
i have some sort of antenna/tvcard?cables from the card run to the front
that will have to move
not much space in there is right
not sure about the clearence out the back
ill have to buy a card and wing it or i might see if a local store might let me take a look at a 8800
does the gts have the power to survive as long has the gtx(years wise)?
if so and it performes well enough it is 300 $ cheaper wich sounds good to me. I just need something that ll last a long time.
ncix s prices are higher then directcanada is there a service difference?
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Old March 6, 2007, 05:18 AM
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Both companies are great- direct canada tends to have better shipping while ncix has more selection and they do price matching during checkout.

If I had to guess which GPU would last longest (not that they both wont' last for ages) I would say the gts because it's based on the same chip as the gtx only it's not working as hard or as hot. Either way- go for an evga card-- they have great service and a lifetime guarantee, AND they tend to be cheaper. Personally I would recommend the 640 MB gts, but some people would argue that the 320 is fine.
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well i went with the 8800 gts 640 and the ozc 700 psu
i ll keep this updated when i receive and install it all
thanks again all
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well i went with the 8800 gts 640 and the ozc 700 psu
i ll keep this updated when i receive and install it all
thanks again all

just a little note, make sure you don't load that psu allot, or you'll get so much ripple that stuff could die
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