AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Brisbane 65nm) @ 3.21 GHz
ASUS M2N32-SLi Deluxe (nForce 590 SLi)
8GB of G.Skill DDR2-1066
Two 256MB BFG 7600GT OC's in SLi
PC Power & Cooling S61EPS (solid 610W)
Vista 64 SP1
I am looking to upgrade the obviously lacking video cards with either a 9800GT or a GTS250 / 9800GTX+. I list the GTS250 and the 9800GTX+ together because they are pretty much the same thing. Between those two I'd probably go with the GTS250, since they have better prices than the GTX+'s.
I don't actually game all that often, but when I do, I like it to look good! I like to play at native resolution... and thats not really possible anymore with the 7600GTs. I usually play HL2 or something, but I want to be able to play Crysis, Far Cry 2, Left for Dead, UT3, Mirror's Edge, etc.
yeah those are out of my price range. even the gts250 is stretching it.
like I said, I only game occasionally. If I can't play the newer games in a year or two I'll probably get another of whatever card I'm using now... If I haven't ditched the 64 x2 for i7 or amd's new architecture by then.
so... which gts250s are pretty quiet, and which are great at overclocking? are there any that fit both bills?