APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime between now and Christmas BUDGET RANGE: USD $200-300 Before Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Starcraft 2, Mafia 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Company of Heroes, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Command & Conquer 4, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, all at full settings)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nVidia EVGA 8800 GTX and not sure what my current power supply is, but I'm buying a new one, whatever is required for my new GPU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core i5-760, as for the rest of the components, again, I will buy whatever is needed, maybe you guys can recommend some components for my new build.
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California, USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want full settings with minimal lag, if possible. Of course with price, the lower the better, but if I can't do that with a $200 card then I'll go higher.
I suggest CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. It will run any dual SLI config in my opinion (2x460/2x470 no doubts.)
That is what I'm going with for my build and I do plan to SLi it later as well. I only have a 650W PS but I checked a couple PS calculators and they all say it should be able to run those two cards SLi.