My warranty is up on my PC so I was looking to upgrade my GPU and then I would have to upgrade my power supply as well. I would appreciate your advice on compatibility.
I have until 11/30/12 to make a decision. (newegg sale)
I'm not heavily into gaming but I play occasionally and would like to run games in high performance or close to it. The games I currently play are CS:GO in second best settings. GTAIV on steam, but I can't get past the 6th mission because the graphics are really bad, & I rarely play SC2 on medium settings, I've also never been able to play anything more than 2vs2 and even that gets really laggy.
I was looking at this gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I was interested in this GPU because someone on the circuit city/tiger reviews for my pc said they had or were going to install a 560 ti GPU into theirs and that it is a really tight fit, but doable.
I'm guessing I would need a 650 watt power supply
Most people purchased this with the GPU above:
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80
I have a SYX Ascent MPC 10 purchased in May 2011.
i7 2600k sandy bridge 90 watt cpu
8GB ddr3 ram
Mobo: MSI-h61m-e23 pci 2.0 x16
currently using onboard graphics
Power supply: ATX SL-8320 BTX 300 watt 6"x5.5"x3.3"
I noticed most of the power supplies listed their dimensions at 6"x 5.5"x 3.4" will the difference between 3.3", 3.4", & 3.5" be a deal breaker?
And does my current pc & power supply have all the connectors needed for the power supply I want to get?
PCI Express 3.0 Base specification revision 3.0 was made available in November 2010, after multiple delays. In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), and that it would be backward compatible with existing PCIe implementations.
2) new egg reviewers are . .well most people who post there are . . technology challenged for the most part.