First of all im not sure if i already posted this or if i made it on another forum but here goes.
For a new build iv been looking at the new ati cards... now will i see any difference in them on a 19" monitor res of 1440x900 possibly with a second monitor the same size in the near future? or would i be better off saving my money and getting a 3rd party cooler for the 4850 (as they get very very hot)? Or will it be too hard for a noobie like me whos only ever built 1 pc? any help welcome and opinions.
ok awsome now if i was looking to go xfire with the 4850 in the future would a corsair TX 650W http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514 do the job? and if so would 8x lanes on a pci-e 2.0 bus limit the card? This would be using a p45 board most likely.
But you have to remember this uses a quad core OC'd to 4 Ghz, and the only game that really got bottlenecked at was Crysis at 1280x1024. Every other game tested was fine until you hit resolutions like 2560x1600.
But in the future (say 6 months from now) it'll probably bottleneck the new games quite a bit. If the rest of your system can keep up (mainly the processor).
At the resolution you have now I doubt it'll bottleneck anything.