I've got a stock Vaio, and am looking to upgrade the factory graphics card. If I went with the Radeon X1950 Pro(or maybe the 7900GS - still undecided), what additional products would I need to purchase? I've read here that I might need another power source, any suggestions? Also, would a Samsung Syncmaster 906BW be a good monitor to purchase for gaming with my current set-up?
I know squat about computers, so any advice would be much appreciated.
a decent one will run you $90-$150. I understand your reasoning for only wanting to upgrade, as $500 isn't much of a budget if you're also looking to get a monitor. Tough decision..if you really need to upgrade, I guess you don't have much of a choice. Otherwise..put it off and build a new one when yo get some more $.