Hey. Since my birthday is coming up, I decided to upgrade my video card to something a bit more powerful. Right now, I am looking at:
MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
It is just a couple bucks over my $150 budget. I am upgrading from a 7600GT, so I expect to very pleased from this card. I was thinking about getting two 8800GT 256MB OC cards for $70 each and arranging them in SLI mode. Decided against it.
So I just wanted some input about my choice. While I'm at it, does anyone have a link to a PSU calculator? I'm worried that this 8800GTS will be a power hog.
Thanks for all the help.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Processor
XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V
GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
eVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SONY Black DVD Burner
Corsair 2GB DDR2-675 XBS2-5400 Xtreme Performance Memory w/ Black Heat Spreader