New to pc gaming and was wondering what video card i should get. I have an xps 410 e6300 1.86ghz w/ 250gig and 1gig of memory. I want the best card i can get for this system, without over kill. I have read that getting the biggest and baddest card out there will require too much cpu performance. Much more than my computer has. So, should i wait for ATI directx 10 cards. I am in no hurry and i want something that will play games such as crysis (when it comes out). I dont need to run it on the max setting, but want to play it. So, what card would be the best for this system. If u want, recommend cards that havent come out yet because i can wait. Also, i am kinda partial to ATI but it really doesnt matter if it just performs well. Thanks
What are the rest of your comp spec? An 8800GTS 320 Mb will be a good choice. A DX10 card, more powerful than 8600GTS but not very expensive. Should keep you go a while then. But pay attention to your power supply 12V rail, it should be at least 26W of total.