I have been using this site for a long time and so think this is the best place to ask these questions . so first off i live in ireland/UK so were talking £ not $.
I want a new graphics card and have decided on the Ati 5850 so i have a few questions.
1. can my case even fit this card in, i will post a pic below.
2. should I get the XFX version which will cost me around £260-£270 at least or just a normal one like saphire costing around £230-£240.
3. I no my power supply isnt enough for this card (think it is 350-400 watt), so i need a new one. so i need help on choosing a PSU that will be enough to power it and will cost less than £100 plus shipping and preferably one that has Blue/Red leds but this doesnt really matter, here is my case, it is Full ATX i believe:
Asrock ConRoe1333 MotherBoard (I think, will have to confirm when i am at my PC later)
Inel Quad Core Q6600 D0 stepping (Stock cooler/ Not OverClocked)
4GB DDR2 (cant remember the PC speed and not currently at pc to check)
Nvidia 8500 GT graphics
500 GB harddirve
350-400 watt power supply
I only have one extra case fan on the side and its small, i am not sure if it is a stock cooler or not on the processor, would it be safe to overclock and to what settings should i overclock to ?, i dont even no how to overclock it but Google will have that answer
Ok thanks, i will be looking to upgrade in the future but will need a new motherboard for i7, duel cards and ddr3 so will probably just buy a whole new system then take the 5850 out of this one and have 2 in the other, but thats not for a while.
Got any links to UK sites with a Recommended 550watt PSU ??.