Hello. Recently I have been looking to buy a new video card. Except, I don't know what is the best at the moment. I'm looking to spend about $300 AUS (which is about $210 American, according to a converter) on it.
My Specs are: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 - 2.4GHz (quite old)
2 gb ram
SLi and XF Ready Mobo.
currently ATI 3850 GPU.
My monitor only supports up to 1280 x 1024 resolution, so i want the best card to help achieve this and high settings in most newish games.
GTA 4 is a multi threaded game, which dual cores will struggle on against quad cores.
If your looking to play those high quality games then, you need to look into more parts.
which 430-420w psu do you have.
I know that GTA 4 is a high demand game, and that the quad cores do very well with handling it. I am not expecting the highest settings from my comp. just a little bit extra, so that i can run it on decent settings, medium - high.
as mentioned above, I will look into upgrading the rest, just not at the moment. why would i need to upgrade my mobo?
i got a thermaltake 430w psu that came with my case.
Any kind of psu that comes with a case, usually isnt that good.
Well depending one which type of motherboard you have, it could be an old model or today's model, no one knows, whats just a thought.
As i did mention it wouldn't be that well, that particular PSU has a 1x6pin and a single rail of 12v - 18a. It would take most of that PSU to power the 1 gpu card, your going to need to upgrade that inorder to run a 4850.