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    Default About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    I'm thinking about getting a Sapphire GTO 256MB PCI-E. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102601
    Anyone know it's requirement to get working on a PC? Also since it is pci-e, if it does, does it need some kind of power connector or does it draw all it's power from slot?

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    Requirement is a motherboard with a 16x PCI-E slot available. As for power, you will need to have a PCI-E connection. Most newer power supplies come with this and if not, they make adapters that allow you to power this newer type of video board.
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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    So it will not draw all it's power from the pci-e slot?

    And that means i'll have to get the power adapter to plug power into this card?

    So what's the cards power requirement?

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    The card you showed in the link doesn't require a connector.

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    If u look closely on the upper right hand corner near the fan you'll see some type of connector(white). What is that?


    It's just that I'v been reading around and heard that if u got the right power supply wattage the pci-e slot will be able to deliver enough juice to the card and therefore no power connector needed.True?

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    Rechecked, doesn't need power supply connector. But how much watts does your power supply need to be in order to run this card?

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    what is the rest of your system?

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    the basics:
    AMD64 3400
    I think an MS-7184 RS482 939P MB
    512MB DDR RAM (going up to 1GB Dual channel soon)
    200GB HD
    30GB HD
    ~300W PSU

    looking to do some moderate gaming/like RTS,RPGS and a couple of third-person, not really into fps

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    I wouldn't try to use any modern GPUs with that system. The 300W PSU probably isn't sufficient.

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    Default Re: About Sapphire GTO 256MB

    So I should upgrade to say at least 400W-500W PSU? (not trying to get anything above $40)

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