Originally Posted by mayaman2
I thought you said the GTX would use too much power for my system to handle?
As for cooling, my case also has a side fan that is directly over the GPU and Processor area. I assume that would help cool down the gpu?http://www.3d-coat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1412
That's the voxel alpha thread.
No, I just said it used a bit more power than the GTS250, and that combine with the fact that the 250 costs less, it would be the card to get out of the 9800GTX and GTS250.
I'm running a 4870 on a 600watt fairly average quality PSU with no troubles. Your 580watt, as long as its a decent enough brand will have no trouble with any single GPU solution.
A fan directly over the graphics card can lower its temperature slightly, but sometimes it can hinder case airflow and raise temperatures in the top side of the case (CPU, RAM, etc).
I'll try out the vorxel alpha tomorrow when I'm back on my desktop.