Originally Posted by l3eans;15426936
Sell the 5850 and go for the 580! And mostly, get a new psu. I had one and you do not want to know what happened.
Both parents are unemployed (and i'm a full-time student)
so I don't have enough money to get a new GPU/PSU any time soon.
And to anyone wondering why I have this rig despite my economic situation... I only got the money to get this because I've been saving up my money from odd-jobs, a birthday and the holidays. I'd love to help them out but they're too proud to accept 'charity' (they still try to give me money for no reason)
I have a smaller TV so I undervolted and underclocked both my CPU and GPU since the extra power was overkill and i'd like to try to cut down on the electricity usage anyways so more performance isn't what I want right now necessarily. Just something to get me by comfortably.
' get the new AMD 7xxx series cards and a new TV come January as I have December off to work. The cards will use less electricity (mom should have gotten a job by then though)
and the newer TV will actually warrant a new card. My entire rig was purchased used so I'd like to have atleast one thing to open up after buying at it at the store for sentimental reasons.Edit #1:
I have a feeling though that'll i'll end up donating this rig or the one I buy after it to a fellow Autistic child sometime after January instead as that'll make me feel even better.Edit #2:
To my disappointment... After some thought the aforementioned idea probably won't work to where i'll be left with the piece of mind I feel I'd need. I'll think of something though. :/
P.S ~ I wrote this post mainly for myself to reassure myself that I actually genuinely deserve something as great as this.Edited by Ryleh - 10/24/11 at 3:39am