So the question is, if i got an EVGA GTS 250 for PhysX (I play Batman and will get Borderlands 2 when it comes out) will my PSU be able to handle it? I understand that I do not have enough PCIe plugs, which brings up my next question, If I were to use a molex to PCIe just for the PhysX card would it be a terrible idea? I wouldnt do this for a primary card ever, but from what I understand, the PhysX card shouldnt ever really reach full load. If that route isn't the way to go, would a newer card such as a GT 440, 520, 620, or 630 be a viable solution?
Edit: please excuse the typo on the title, got distracted while typing and forgot to delete "for" haha
The GTS250 isn't a power hog and won't be at full load for any physx use, the problem is that the GF110 based card usually sucks 200w+ on stock clocks easy and account for 65w for the cpu you should be able to just get by power wise.
you know i was hoping that you would reply, ive seen your replies in other threads similar to this...okay i know you said something about underclocking the core clock and overclocking the shaders, would this have any affect on power consumption?
thanks for that! didnt come across that thread when i was searching earlier. so your vote is to just not use a dedicated phsyx card at all? if my card will handle these games with physx enabled, im fine with that idea, but i do like the effects that phsyx has to offer.
yeah im most concerned about how borderlands 2 will play and how much it will benefit, which is hard to know since its not out yet. from what ive seen, i feel like a dedicated card will help my system out a lot (in this game in particular), would you agree?