Ok guys so recently my evga 8800 gts 320MB died on me.
It caused a load of headaches.
On top of it, my mouse died exactly at the same time the card did, and started me on a whole spree of testing every part. Started with the PSU, checked the mobo, every single piece was unplugged, cleaned, and tested.
At the end of the day, it really was JUST the video card that died (though I may get a new PSU as well). Here are my options.
GTX 460 + non modular ~250$
Whats the rest of you PC.
If your changing the psu so as not to constrain your gpu choice, I say go for the most powerful best deal. Which is the 460.
Research that psu a little more, it must have a 4 pin, most come with a 4 pin and a 8 pin for cpu power.
I have an abit AB9Pro motherboard
4 sata HDDs, 3 on RAID as secondary HD, windows on one separate sata HD
4GB corsair or OCZ (not sure, has a heatsink on it that I'm too lazy to remove) mem, 1 GB kingston, set to dual channel asynchronous setup, 3GB channel 1, 2GB channel 2.
just for fun, here is my case http://img.presence-pc.com/news/t/h/Thermalrock.jpg
thanks for your help.
I'll probably be posting on what mobo and cpu to upgrade to, soon.
I vote for the 460 too, its worth 20 bucks more than the 5770 IMO. And what's up with the purple disks on the front of that case? Where do you put your optical drives?
Those are all blank cds actually.
The case is a built in disc holder
Mine has sc2, civ 5, sam and max, and diablo 2 facing out on the case.
The case has several bays for the roms, but when I bought it I was really hoping that the discs could play from the front of the case. ToT