i intend to buy a GTX 295 but my friends keep telling me that card is problematic and also i have read some forums about having difficulties running that card. i am changing my old card which is 3870X2 OC MSI so what is the best option?
I would personally go higher 1-1.2KW just to be safe and have sufficient power for expansion.
As far as problems go, I have read about heat problems mostly, make sure your cooling is in order and be prepared to install high CFM fans to expel heat from the card. There may be other problem related to drivers and blurring image quality that is usually associated with dual chip cards.
You may want measure the space in your case for installing the card too.
if you have money go for it, GTX 295 is great card and I have heard too that good, reliable 620-650Watt PSU is OK and your Corsair definitely is that case.
who needs that GPU? GTX295 is more or less SLI GTX 260 oced (or SLI GTX 280 crippled). On this forum you can find many guys running SLI GTX 260/280/285 or 2/3 CF 4870 and nobody tell them that they don’t need it…
I remember when 4870x2 was launched last year (very expensive that time) many have been singing chorals how amazing this GPU. What is the difference?