This is the card I'm getting,
Newegg.ca - HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Turbo OC Edition - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
The 'HIS Radeon HD 4890 1GB'. My buddy tells me its a monster card, especially for the price. It also appears to be rank 8 on the graphics cards list of this forum, I can live with that. I was watching him play Crysis on ultra settings with 40-50 FPS and no hiccups. I'm sold.
My question is, my powersupply. Newegg says and I quote, '500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended.' Now, can I just go for a 500 watt power supply and not worry? I don't want to go overboard here
, and I want to make sure the PSU I'm getting has two 6 pin pci connectors. I have no idea what I'm looking for.
Something like this, a 650?
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
My buddy suggested this one, a 750.
What does '2 x 6+2-Pin'
, or '4 x 6+2-Pin'
for that matter mean? is that what I'm looking for? Will it work with the 4890?
The +2 pin
is what has me confused.
Thank you for any advice that you can offer. I'm excited to get my new graphics card up and running. Tired of lag in games getting me killed
Current system specs
E8400 3.0 Ghz dual core
2gb DDR2 1066
GeForce 7900 GTX (You can see why I want to upgrade. I can barely play Assassin's creed or Crysis)
Some old 450 watt piece of garbage. Only has one 6 pin pci connector for my 7900 GTX.
I'm upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7 soon, and 4gb of ram. Later though, after Christmas.
Is installing the PSU on my own difficult? Is it as simple as plugging in the new one into places I unplug the old one? I don't want to give it to some store that takes a week to process my order If i can just do it myself. I'm good with my hands, and I know about ESD. I'm reading that it's simple as ****, and it should take 10 minutes, if that. Thanks again!