I'm looking to purchase a new GFX card with possibly new PSU and just need some info regarding power consumption and the amount of space etc the card will occupy. I've had my eye on the XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB, just short of £90 (Scan.co.uk) with games bundle!
Specs for my current PC - maybe it will help if I just go ahead and mention it's a Dell XPS 430.
Vista 32bit - 4GB RAM (stock) - Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz - HD 4850 512MB
The only upgrade I've had to make is 1 new PSU after the Dell stock packed in some 18 months ago, of which I replaced with a new Thermaltake TR2 470W. I basically need to know if the Thermaltake PSU is sufficient enough to handle the XFX, and if not, hopefully you guys can recommend me one.
In the XFX's Tech Specs description it says the GPU maximum power consumption is 150W. Now this is a bit of a grey area for me as I'm not sure how to interpret that figure, once the overall consumption of the system under load etc is added, stuff to that effect.
Also about the physical dimensions of the card. I'm guessing it will take up 2 slots at the most, though I can't seem to find anything on that in the description. XFX
Edited by Lancs, 17 May 2013 - 12:18 PM.