I have a Gigabite GA-M57SLI-S4, AM2 5600 , 2 GIG dual 800 ram and a 350w ps. I want to up grade the vid card from a 7900gs to a ?- 250/260 Navidia card. Advice needed
I'll make a list of what I think you should go for.
$50/$80 EVGA GeForce 8400GS (it's a good card for the price, trust me.) PCI
$80/$100 XFX GeForce 9800GT (Bang for the Buck, good core settings.) PCI-E 2.0
$100/$150 EVGA GeForce GTS 250 (Exalent card, exalent core settings.) PCI-E 2.0
$150/$200PNY GeForce GTS 250 (expesive, but what you want 4 games)PCI-E 2.0
$200/$300 BFG GeForce GTX 280(Pricey, but a little too pricy for me lol.) PCI-E 2.0
$300/$500PNY GeForge GTX 285( I seriosly doubt you will pay that much.) PCI-E 2.0
*cough* Half of the cards on TWA's list wouldn't dream of running on that PSU. If you want to keep it, the most I would dare run on it would be a 9600GT, and even that's a stretch. If notl, you will want to upgrade it to at least 600W for futureproofing purposes. For gaming, I recommend the GTX 260 core 216 for best bang-for-buck from the Green Team. eVGA is the brand of choice for nVidia, followed by XFX. We will need to know your upgrade budget and indended usage for more specific advice.