So I fancied a new storage hard drive and a new GPU for my christmas.
1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ - Scan.co.uk
GX-260N-ADFF - 896MB XFX GTX 260, PCI-E 2.0, 2000MHz GDDR3, GPU 576MHz, 216 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV + FarCry 2 - Scan.co.uk
Currently I'm running:
e6600 c2d 2.4GHz running @ 3GHz
4GB Geil 800MHz ram @ 666MHz (1:1 FSB)
320GB Samsung HDD
7600GS, passive cooling
460W Zalman PSU
Asus P5B mobo
I get the feeling I may also need a new PSU, but if I revert my CPU to it's default will that make any noticable difference to power draw (i.e. meaning I won't need a new PSU)? I'll be running both HDDs at once. I've seen on that GPU the minimum recommended PSU is 500W but I've a mate running an 8800GTS (1st gen architecture) on a virtually identical rig (same PSU, processor etc) and the power draw is *apparently* not that much different for this new card. I've read through the stickies on PSUs etc (thanks, VERY useful!) and just wanted this clarifying.
While I'm asking, would anyone recommend a different card/hard drive, or can you see any problems with those I've picked?
Also, does my overclock look about right? I followed a guide online and couldn't get it past 3GHz without having to reset the BIOS on the CMOS jumper every time o_O
Thanks, sorry for the length of this post!