|Hi, I've got a question about a match up with an EVGA GTX 550 Ti 1GB to my Asus m2n-sli deluxe mobo. |
Before I buy this card, I'd like to know a few things:
1. I have a 450W PSU. By the nVidia website, a 400W is required, so I should be good, as long as I only run 1 HD and a basic DVD burner drive...right?
2. The card costs roughly $140. Is there a chance of it going down in price, or is this as good as it's going to get?
3. Which brand would you recommend?
EVGA (I've had success with them)
4. And lastly do you think the GTX 550 Ti 1GB will be compatible with my mobo, the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe? As it's name implies, it has SLI, but I'll only be getting one card. It has PCI-E 2.0 slots, so it should, but I'm covering all my bases here.
Info on the mobo at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
In any case, my biggest bottleneck right now is my VRAM, which is a tiny 256MB on my 8800GT. It's been great for me, giving 30-40fps on Crysis on high (DX9), but really chugs on newer games with tons of hi-rez textures. I'd like to upgrade my CPU as well, but AM2 CPU's are in the hundreds, and at 2.65Ghz, my 5000+ suffices.