Just performed open heart surgery on my PC…

…which is now thrumming happily away with a new 500w power supply, which, though cheap as chips, is no louder than my original, woefully underpowered Dell PSU and has a nice blue glow as a bonus.

Having done that, I’ve also chosen my graphics card — now that I know I have the power to handle it. A new 7950GT from Leadtek, out next week, that supports the new full-res HD standard… so that’s pretty sweet. Note to anyone taking my lead; you’ll need to make sure your PSU supports the PCI-Express powersocket, or buy an adaptor… If you do the latter you’ll need two free 4 pin power sockets.

Ah, retail geekery. You’re wonderful.