Either of those PSU's will be fine for a GTS. The 3870x2 is going to cost more and will need a beefier PSU. I have a GTS and it plays most things maxed out. Plays Crysis on High w/ no AA. COD4 maxed out and most other things. World in Conflict it plays everything maxed and AAx4 AFx4.
You say not an extravagant spender but the GTS is usually toward the top of the list. 3850/3870 & 9600GT/8800GT are usually for the budget people. GTS for people who want a solid card and can pay more for it.
The dual GPU cards are the higher end gamers along with the GTX and Ultras.
Unfortuantly I havent got a SLI supported motherboard.
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I think that I should opt for the GTS!
Simply because I have a Xbox 360, and will be gaming on that most of the time. So I am looking for something that allows me to play most games on very decent settings, yet at a sweet price.
Now Which GTS should I go for? The POINT OF VIEW one is the cheapest, has anyone in here got expierence with them?
I'd be tempted to wait a little while for the 9800 GTX. Based on the specs it should be right up there with the ultra and 3870X2, with room for blowing way past them both for less money with a little overclocking... and it does seem to overclock very well on the core.
as most website review it they say 8800gt got better price/performance ratio.But the 8800gts just also can let you have more eye candy and if by any chance in the future you get a monitor upgrade you will still be ok with the GTS.
Have you look at the spec yet for the 9800GTX compare to 8800GTS?