Ok, noobie here. I am very excited to finally be able to afford a decent build. So far i just got in my tower and basics, Gen 3 I7-3770k with 8mb L2 Cache, 16gb ram, 2tb sata HD w/32gb SSD, and a GT620, and a 20" HD LED monitor. I basicly custom built it on Dell.com. My price range for a good card is $300, so i really like the Sapphire 7950 with 3gb ram, 384bit, and 1792 stream processors (not to mention it comes with crysis 3 and the new bioshock.)
My questions are:
1. Will my stock power source be enough for this new graphics card?
2. Can I install the 7950 as my primary and keep the little 620 for physx only? (my comp is windows 7)
3. Should i save up and buy the comporable GTX 670 card, which is like 400? (its only 192bit vs. 384bit on the radeon)
Old school gamer, never been able to play all the juicey FPS games on comp, had to stick to console because i couldnt afford a nice computer. Now that i have one i want to play these games, as well as record using fraps, edit with After Effects, and stick on youtube. I checked the list of PhysX games and didnt see anything i think i will be playing in the near future, but then again i dont want to spend $300 and be stuck w/o the ability to play these games. I know this has probably been asked a million times, but i got tired of reading through the hundreds of pages:)
Please, school me....