hey guys i was thinking about upgrading my current rig, i already decided to upgrade my CPU to AMD Phenom II X4 955 95W on my M56S-S3 mobo, while still deciding on Graphics Card between HD 6870 and HD 6850
i don't think my psu can actually handle the 6870 and not sure about the Powercolor 6850, it might be too close to the peak, what's the worst that can happen if i use the AMD Phenom II X4 955 95W + PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1 GB while keeping my current psu????
also i live in australia and can pick those parts up for $373 AU in total in MSY http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf should i go on and buy it???
im probably not gonna upgrade any parts again in the next few years after this
and if im gonna get a new psu i might as well do it now
however a normal psu on MSY costs about $100, and if i upgrade the psu i might as well get better cards like the 6870 or better which costs about $50 and more
so for about $150 more i will be getting a new psu and card
is it really worth it????
how much more performance can it bring????
so what do you guys think
can my psu handle the PowerColor HD 6850 PCS???
should i go with that or buy a new psu and new get better cards like 6870???
please leave reply thx
Try your current power supply first. If you replace it, go with corsair, antec, or seasonic. Your vender carries all three of these brands. They're more expensive, but worth it. Don't buy another coolermaster ps. They are fairly cheap and low end grade. If necessary, save some more for one of those better brands. Almost any corsair will handle your system load requirements.