Okay so ive been running this RIG for quite some time now with no problems what so ever this psu seems to be quite decent. im wondering if i upgrade my HD4870 to a GTX275 will it run my current rig is this
Now between the HD4870 and GTX275 i heard there is a 20-30 watt difference im not to sure though. Also id be sticking my quad core on stock clocks back to 2.5Ghz on 1.18V to save about 40w of power.. Can the GTX275 run? the HD4870 has ran flawlessy for 8 months i had my quad @ 3.6Ghz before and used to game a lot.
You're probably working that PSU really hard!
Have you checked the heat output coming out the back of your PSU under gaming loads?
How warm is it compared to idle loads?
Not hot cold-warm gaming, but i should be okay now rolling back the quad to stock means id be saving 10w with the GTX275 than my oced quad + 4870 which seems smart for now, in a week ill be looking at a corsair HX750W. so no worrys i didnt get an ATI 4890 because Nvidia are better optimized for games.