I was wondering... given the fact the 8600 GTS looks a bit like a disappointment... would you guys advice me to get a x1950 pro/x1900 that run about for the same price tag, or a 8800 GTS 320 that is around 80 bucks more?
Though Im not 100% sure about the ATIs since Ive heard they require more power?? (I have a 500W PSU)
Mmm but I feel a bit hesitant about the PSU now
See, in my country its hard to get "good" PSUs... most you can get is "el cheapo" ones...
Im not sure about that 12V rail you mention... care to gimme a link or something so I can at least check in the local shop for "references"..
I am also going to be running DVD & CD drives (2), 2 HD (IDE+SATA), soundcard, intel e6420 (more or less).
So you think a 500W can handle all that stuff or??? :?
IMO the 8600gts is only a downer if you thought it would be a monster. It's a sub 200 dollars GPU, you get what you pay for IMO. It works for the casual gamer,and if you don't have the cash this month but might by May buy an EVGA 8600gts and use the step-up program which is the best part!