Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:04 AM
I think getting an ATI 4850 would be a better card for the money. It gets way higher in Crysis then the 8800GT, and only costs about $25 more than the 8800Gt.
Also, a 650-watt power supply would be overkill. He could probably get away with a high quality 400-500Watt power supply, unless he wants to get dual video cards. even so, Tomshardware has an article today on their sub $1000 gaming rig. They used two 8800GT's in SLI with a 400-watt power supply. If you get less watts, you can spend the extra money on a higher quality psu.
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