Originally Posted by faideelah
That's good to hear. I was worried that I would have to blow $150 on a new monitor
I'm thinking of adding a sound card to my rig, but I have no experience with sound cards and do not know which is good or not. Could someone refer me to a decent sound card?
If you want a descent sound card, the Xonar DX is pretty good. And not too expensive.
You could just get one later on, along with a good set of speakers or headphones.
Originally Posted by Nubbleet
Umm, that PSU is pretty much the bare minimum for that GPU. Also you're gonna have to buy this since it requires 2x6 pin.
You can't compare PSU's based on the watts.
The PCP&C PSU is a very high quality PSU. It will perform a lot better than cheap PSU's rated at 550W.
It has 27A output on the +12V rail, which is 324W alone on the +12V rail. And that's continuous output, not just peak. A cheap PSU will usually only have peak values.
So it could easily run two 4850's in crossfire.
Originally Posted by philbar71
not in all the time. a single rail PSU is nice but there are some good multi rail PSU's out there too. the brand and the amperage is the thing that matters the most.
Actually, it's more the components used. Brand doesn't always mean quality.
Mind you, I haven't seen a bad quality PSU line from Corsair or PCP&C.