I have a 2006 compy. not the greatest. stats as follows
2.0ghz proc amd 3400+
nvidia 7600gt 256mb
i see the VisionTek - ATI RADEON HD3870 OC 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express Graphics Card at best buy for 130 dollars. wow thats a steal (at least for me lol). Sooo im gonna go buy one. It will give me a good boost until December for the new build. heres my problem... I dont think my PSU can handle the card!
Im lookin for a quick fix to hold me over til I save up for a new build. Also, I have never messed with a 5.25 bay PSU like this, but it looks like it would boost me enough to get me by. What do you guys think? I am not lookin to spend alot of money on a PSU, just wanna get by playin the few games I do Thanks
To answer your bottleneck question, yes. That set up will hold you back from seeing the full potential of that card.
My question to you is, instead of buying a 5.25 bay psu, why don't you buy a powerful convnetional psu for your new build and use it now?