I am looking to upgrade the graphics card in my current desktop. It currently has an Nvidia 8500GT which is a terrible card for playing games, as you probably know. I want to upgrade it to the best card you feel my system can support. Please exclude power supply from this as I will be upgrading it to whatever size is needed for the new card (+I get a discount from corsair!)
The only limitation I have is the size of my case. The card can be no larger than 23cm x 12cm x 4cm as this is the maximum size that would fit in my case. The 4cm is not a big problem as there are no PCI cards in any of the slots around the card, however, it must not be any longer than 23cm because the DVD-ROM drive is there.
I do not have any bias against nvidia or ATI, so whichever can give me the best card I will buy. I want this card so that I will be able to play games at the highest framerates I can get from any card that will fit in the case - the best card.
I was looking at the ATI Sapphire 4850 x2 and the nvidia GTX 260 but neither of these will fit in the case. I would like to point out now I DO NOT want to change the case.
I don't think the 4870 will fit in the case, the XFX model is 24cm long. Anyone got a link to one that is 23cm or less??
I was also looking at the GTS 250, it is only 22cm so it would fit. Is it a good card?