I wanted some opinions before I invest another 500 dollars in my rig.
I am planning on a new GPU and with that a new PSU.
I am really confident in this as my new PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
Enough watts for a nice gaming rig, and also enough amps on a single rail to power everything I need and then some. Also keeps my rig somewhat future-proof to any other upgrades I might want.
Now the GPU. This is a tough decision to make. I have really wanted an 8800 GTS with the G92 core, but I found something ATi had that appears to be better, but cheaper. Here is the GTS I am looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121218
and here is the other GPU that stuns me: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103057
- The Diamond Viper HD3870 with 1 GB GDDR3. I am leaning more towards the 3870 because it has much better features: more memory, faster memory clock, faster core clock, and more stream processors. Only thing I'm wondering is that even with the better/faster features, would the 512MB of extra memory bog it down some? Even then, I might get the 3870 because it is not PCI-E X16 2.0. I don't know if my PC supports 2.0. I also like ATi drivers, because they are simple like 8.1 and next month or so 8.2 and not something like 167.11 and then next WEEK 189.12 or something like that.