well i am just about to purchase a sapphire hd 5670 1gb since it looks cheap and has an "ok" performance . the thing that bother me since the day i was planning to purchase it is my power supply !
take a look at my system features ;
core2duo 2.8 ghz processor
western digital 160 gb ?rpm IDE Connector hard drive
nvidia 9400gt graphics card [upgrading to hd 5670]
atx 450 watts power supply
lg dvd reader and burner [dvd-rom]
some random case
so now i going to upgrade my GPU to an hd 5670 and am going to add a 500 gb 7200 rpm western digital sata connector hard drive . I know they will work on my power supply but will it be balanced either won't have enough power for gaming, i mean when i will be playing gta IV for example will the power be balanced ieither the system won't crash cuz of low power !
do u think it will be a green light for me [100% great to go] , a yellow light [50% idon't know , my hands r itchy ] or a red light [ impossible ].In case of gaming
i am not a totally newbie in computers nor a pro but somewhere in between , i built a gaming pc and played far cry2 , cod mm and mm 2 , cyrsis and so , on medium setting cuz my budget was low and couldn't do any improvements since then .
Anyways pls help experts and thanks for ur generosity !!!!!
Those aren't DX11 titles and even if they are no way would they run in that mode with a HD 5670 so if i were u i'd snag one of those sub $100 GTS 250/ HD 4850 either which smokes the HD 5670 @@ Do state your model/make of that 450 watter u have?
my PSU is some standard power supply , i got it with the "random case " its from "ATX " thats all i know , why i can't get a good brand one thats bcuz the stores in my area sell only "ATX" power supplies .
abut te gpu "GTS 250/ HD 4850 " either are better than 5670 , so what are their costs !
thank u both scott and especially batucka for ur help , i went to a couple of computer stores in my area in the past hours and didn't find any 80 plus certified power supplies which was kinda sad , well i decided to wait until i come to the uk for a visit and purchase it from there !