Looking to upgrade my nvidia card, I have a pny geforce9500gt pci-e, what card should I get for under $180?
my computer is a compaq sr5710f
athlon x2 4450e at 2.3 ghz each
3 gig of pc800 ddr2
250 gig har drive
160 gig usb 2.0 hard drive
psu is a antec 500watt basiq with 2 12volt rails at 18a each
so what good a 9800gt
all are on sale under 180 at newegg and tigerdirect.
i appreciated your help with choosing, but just got word that my lil wife just ordered a zotac nvidia 9800gt overclocked, it has good ratings from pcworld and some people on the forums, so later on ill try the ati again, I just had a bad time with ati hd2600xt and upgraded to this computer. so thank you for the advice, Hopefully she made the right choice for me as a present for valentines day. thanks guys
thank you, her and her uncle that does programs was watching what I was looking for and they were told by a few places like you guys here said that zotac was a darn good company and has lifetime warrenties and excellent customer care. so they saw I wanted a 9800gt and got one for 104.99
well next time ill get the 4800 series but the wife bought me a zotac overclocked 9800gt for 100 dollars last week, and it works great and runs awsome, running crysis at the highest settings.also the zotac has a lifetime warrenty and also looks great glowing orange/yellow.my 3d score is at 8100 from 4400 with the gforce 9500gt.