In early august my pny nvidia 8800 gts 640mb card died. It was under warranty, but the card is end-life, so they ended up sending me a brand new 9800 GTS with 1GB memory. Now heres the problem...I have a 550w power supply, which has worked great, but now this new 9800 requires an 8pin connection compared to my previous 6pin connection that the 8800 used. My psu only has 1 8pin connection that is being used by the motherboard to power something (but I know its required lol). The other problem is that this god dam 9800 is so big it takes up almost 3(2 HD's is a real tight fit) of the my 4 hard drive slots and I have 2 hard drives.
So should I --
1. Get a 6-8pin adapter (and a new bigger case)
2. Get a bigger psu that supports 2x 8pin connections (and hope it fits in my case)
3. Just get a new psu and case.
Feel free to give me suggestions for a new psu and case. I would want a fairly large case though, for future expansions.
Another problem is Im not sure how much of my 550w psu I would be using and whether I need to up my psu regardless. Heres my system.
Intel 2.13ghz Core 2 Duo
1x 400gb HD, 1x 320GB HD
2x CD/DVD drives
Nvidia 9800 1GB
MSI SLI motherboard (I dont use SLi)
Thanks a bunch.