I'm sort of on a budget. Perhaps I shouldn't have gotten the 955 deneb CPU, but I wanted it. I want to be able to run games (SWTOR when it comes out, SC2, COD Black Ops) at high frame rates on one monitor, 22" or so.
I'm debating getting a Radeon 5750 1GB 128-Bit video card, but not sure if this will give me the desired results above. Will it? I've also considered upgrading to a 5770 1GB Juniper, but this is a little pricey, puts me over budget. But if this is what is needed to get the desired performance, I'll buy it.
Lastly, I could crossfire 2 5750s on my motherboard, but my mobo is 16x / 4x. I wanted 16 / 8 but this motherboard was $60. I know performance wise it would take a hit, but I also know from other threads here the hit is not that big. I could also buy one 5770 with the intention of adding another this spring to crossfire the two of them, but for only one 22" monitor is that overkill? I just want high resolution (19xx x 10/12xx or 25xx x whatever) gaming at high fps on one screen. What graphics card (or crossfire) will do what I need it to, and not less than I need it to?
According to newegg.com's PSU calculator with the above specs and 5750s crossfired I only need 510W of PSU. I already have a 530W. I know if I go the crossfire 5770s I need to upgrade. Otherwise I've been planning on purchasing a PSU. Input there?