I have an 8800 gts that has just given up the ghost after several warning signs. Now my screen is full of weird ascii and striping when I switch on - so I'm thinking it's time for a new card and probably a new PSU. I saw a recommendation for a PSU in another thread:
but was wondering if that would do it for me at full res on my 30" monitor with second slightly smaller monitor also enabled most of the time. I generally play LOTRO and shooters in case that has a bearing on all of this. What is your advice for the card(s) and is that the PSU I should be thinking about? I don't really want to go much over $300 for the card(s) if I can help it.
This PSU is a better brand with higher power output on the +12v rail; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
After the promo code and shipping it is also $17 cheaper.
For the card I'd get a single GTX 470. For 2560x1600 it is slightly faster than SLIed GTS 450s, you'll still have a slot free for an upgrade later and you wont have to deal with any SLI scaling/compatibility issues.