|riider: lol im so torn between the two cards.......scratch that i just looked at the comparison link. I now know what I must do lol. thanks.|
and on your power supply. The "bargan brand" ps in my predator has the 80 bronze stamp on it and it says max 500w. if you are recommending a 500w also, then should i even get a new ps? it says max tdp on the radeon is 127w. not sure what that means there, you might need to explain that one to me.
Also i think i ended up going with the 550 ti because something in my head told me the "newer tech" would perform better.
JAY_NAR: if I had to be really specific about what i use my comp for, I would say that I occasionally play games on it. not online. I like to play the rpg's on it (skyrim, the witcher 2 and such). I have an xbox for the other games online. I also use it to create movies and graphics as side work. when i do personal videos I made ones like this :http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=IpfPQU4hnL0&feature=fvwp
not my work but just an example. the new after effects uses the gpu for 3d things and its slooooooooow on mine.
and as far as gaming goes, i see a lot of people wanting like a million fps and such. i dont need that much since i came from humble begginings on my old junky comps. i was pleased with how skyrim ran on it. I have to say it ran quite well on ultra. but witcher 2 was a different story.