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Hey all!I currently have a 9500GT for my FSX system it runs ok with REX + Ariane 737-800 etc I am going to grab a GFX card for my system.Question is would this PSU be able to power a 9800GT? Does the +12V need to be a single 31A or can it be x2 12V rails say at 15A and 16A? http://www.dabs.com/products/xilence-xp480...l?refs=48870000Would I see a small FPS increase? with the newer card?my specs arePhenom II X3 3.1 Ghz (overclocked to 3.7Ghz) 4Gb Ram GFX 9500GT 1GbMany thanksDan

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If those specs are to be believed your upgrade should work fine. I do question the accuracy of those specs though. If you have the money, I'd suggest going with a PSU from a name brand.

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If those specs are to be believed your upgrade should work fine. I do question the accuracy of those specs though. If you have the money, I'd suggest going with a PSU from a name brand.
I have found a OCZ 500W PSU would a OCZ branded PSU be up to it? also since I play on just a small monitor with quite a low resolution would I see any diffrence buying a 512mb or a 1gb card? since I'm trying to budget on cost.Card I'm looking at is a Zotac 9800GT 512MBMany thanks again

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OCZ is ok, not spectacular but certainly better than the first PSU you were looking at. A 512MB card is fine, even up to surprisingly high resolutions and w/AA at that. You really only need > 512MB video RAM if you're running very high resolution aftermarket ground textures or insane resolution + insane levels of AA.

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OCZ is ok, not spectacular but certainly better than the first PSU you were looking at. A 512MB card is fine, even up to surprisingly high resolutions and w/AA at that. You really only need > 512MB video RAM if you're running very high resolution aftermarket ground textures or insane resolution + insane levels of AA.
Thanks very much,I'll link the two products I'm looking to buy below see what you think :)PSUhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159GFXhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/166184Would I see a improvement in my FSX with a 9800GT over my 9500GT?Many thanks again

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That PSU will work for sure, I've got one in a spare machine and it powers an 8800 GT which is almost the exact same card as the 9800 GT (actually has a higher power draw due to the chip being on a 65nm process vs. the 55nm process used to manufacture the GPU in the 9800 GT).The card is fine as well, and will definitely give you a performance increase over your current 9500 GT.

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That PSU will work for sure, I've got one in a spare machine and it powers an 8800 GT which is almost the exact same card as the 9800 GT (actually has a higher power draw due to the chip being on a 65nm process vs. the 55nm process used to manufacture the GPU in the 9800 GT).The card is fine as well, and will definitely give you a performance increase over your current 9500 GT.
Thanks so much for the info :)Will let you know the results!Thanks Techguy!

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