Originally Posted by Airbrushkid
Whats the chance I can get away using a GTX285 on my system in my sig. Mind you that the Opteron 185 will be overclocked to 3.0 gig and water-cooled. My thinking is hopefully next year I will be able to build a Quad core system and would like to use a GTX285 in it.
Definitely get the GTX 285. You're PSU should be okay as long as you shuffle the rails properly. That card is slightly faster than my 8800GTX SLI setup. I used to use these cards paired with an FX-60 at 2.75ghz. There is a slight CPU hit in games like WiC, WoW, and other RTSes where the CPU is more important than GPU power. In games like COD4 I could scale really well as they are very GPU demanding. If you're planning on running 1920 x 1200 with AA / AF then without a doubt you'll be able to utilize most of that card even on your opty.