APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $75-$100 Before Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Want to be able play Starcraft II and Diablo III on high settings.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Right now I have an integrated Intel G43\G45 chipset with the GMA X4500HD processor and 350W PSU.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Asus CM5571 motherboard, Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7Ghz processor, 6GB of DDR3-SDRAM PC3-10700, 1 PCI-Express x16 1.0 slot.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon or NewEgg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Anything that will work with my build, but I am currently looking at the HD6670 and HD7750 cards.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, I only have one slot.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Max is 1600 x 900. I have an ASUS VE205 Monitor.
What I really want is a good graphics card that doesn't take a lot of power since I have a 350W PSU and I don't want to have to upgrade the PSU now. I want to know which cards out there will work the best for my particular system on the budget I have set but of the ones I have looked at so far I am leaning towards the Radeon HD6670 and the Radeon HD7750. The 7750 is at the high end of my budget, but I am willing to go there for a superior card. If the difference is not large enough, then I would prefer to stay around $75. Here are some links to a few I am interested in:
HIS H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 Displayport HDMI DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 3.0 Graphics Card
go for gigabyte radeon hd 7750 overclock edition or a sapphire version of 7750 (unoverclocked version)
don't buy 6670 as the powerdraw of 7750 is less than 6670 and priced similar to 6670.and 7750 can easily play all latest and upcoming games easily on high settings and it will easily run on your 350watt power supply and also doesn't requires 6-pin connector.hope this was helpfull
Actually, now that I've looked at it again, my PSU is only 300W. That may change things a little. Here is all the spec I could find on my desktop PC(tell me if I should get a PSU first):
Asus Essentio CM5571-BR003 Pentium Dual-Core E5400 2.7 GHz Desktop PC
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed w/CoA
Intel Pentium E5400 2.7 GHz dual-core processor
800 MHz FSB speed, 2 MB L2 cache
Intel P43/ICH10 chipset combination
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Serial ATA DVD±RW DL drive
750 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 chipset
Integrated 7.1-channel High Definition audio
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
PCI Express 2.0 compliant
Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
Supported Memory Cards:
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)
Memory Stick Pro Duo (MS Pro Duo)
Memory Stick Duo (MS-Duo)
MultiMediaCard 4.0 (MMC 4.0)
Reduced Size MultiMediaCard 4.0 (RS-MMC 4.0)
Secure Digital (SD)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Four (4) DIMM sockets (occupied)
One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
One (1) PCI Express x1 slot
Six (6) Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Two (2) PCI slots
Front I/O Ports:
Three (3) Memory card slots
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) Microphone In jack
One (1) Headphone In jack
Rear I/O Ports:
One (1) PS/2 port
Six (6) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) SPDIF out port
One (1) HDMI port
One (1) 15-pin VGA port
One (1) DVI-D (dual-link) port
One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet jack
Line in, line out, microphone jacks
Side, rear, c/sub audio jacks
Two (2) 5.25-inch external drive bays (one occupied)
Two (2) 3.5-inch internal drive bays (one occupied)
300-watt power supply (115V ~ 6A, 230V ~ 3A, 50/60 Hz)