Help please, i wanna up grade my rig, i want to upgrade my graphics card but could do with some advice on whether to or not?
i have an XFX 7600GT XXX with Zalman VF900 cooler & can get £50 & BFG 6800GS for it,
i was debating whether to get a BFG 320mb 8800GTS OC (550mhz) £185,
what do you experts think?
Youre running very close to the ability of your power supply to give you enuff juice. It has 20 amps on the 12 volt rails, but only 26 amps for both rails combined. Could be a problem. As to the card, its waaaaaaaay better than your current card, and you will be quite pleased by it. But, like I said, your psu barely makes it, if at all
I too am considering upgrading to a 8800 320, but I'm going to wait untill we see some proper DX10 benchmarks (Crysis, UT3 etc) untill i upgrade. Hopefully by that time there will be some new cards out will better performance fro the same price.
AS for your PSU, it looks like you should be getting a new one.
For what you want to play I'd say the GF8800GTS would be a great boost, it's great for FPS, and driving games it improves on what were realistically GF7 weak points.
I would say the GTs-320 is a good deal, probably won't go down in price too much over the next few months, and while waiting may offer some better choices much later (initially at a higher price) I think getting the GTs-320 now gives you lots of summer fun to enjoy.