Ok, my last build was 5 years ago and man how things have changed. So, I'm doing another build for gaming. I'm not a hardcore gamer and would like to keep things under $800.00. Mostly interested in BF2 online and COD4..running at high settings, which I can't do now.
Here's what I have so far. I appreciate any comments or suggestions.
The Earthwatts can probably do the job, but it leaves no room for upgrades and you won't be able to reuse it in your next PC. The 650TX on the other hand can handle even two HD 4850 cards.
Speaking of which, $26 more after shipping would upgrade your MB to P5Q Pro, which can support two cards. Even if you don't want Crossfire, it's a good selling point if you ever want to get rid of this PC. Besides, the P5Q Pro adds 2 more SATA ports, eSATA and FireWire. You can also use the 2nd PCi-E slot with a very cheap HD 3450 if you ever want 3 or 4 monitors (a MB with a single slot means one video card, i.e. 2 monitors max). There's also a GA-EP45-DS3R with similar features but more expensive.