I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Scaleo Pi 2680 PC with 9600Gt by default.
I would like to change my graphic card but I dont know how far I can go, without having to change the PSU ( Delta ).
Can you please tell me what is the best of the best graphic cards that I could buy for my PC without changing anything in the specs?
There is no money limit and the proc is Quad so I guess the machine is not that bad?
First of all, Weber, you come in and give us a limited choice with your already low PSU.
Then you tell us you have no budget.
THEN YOU TELL US YOU REFUSE TO BUY A POWER SUPPLY. AND TO TOP IT OFF YOU LIMIT YOUR SELECTION TO NVIDIA.
the budget is 400 Euro including everything...I am kind of scared of the new PSU due to the fact I never installed one...I am not sure I would be able to get it working and plug everything where it has to be
Ok, so what kind of a PSU should I buy please? What Wats? Is the size always the same but the power is different? I have a micro ATX tower.
ur 9600gt is not a bad card at all for lower resolution. But infact i would recommend u a 5750 because it takes less power or if u want to test and be lucky then a 5770. Currently all the high end nvidia cards are a bit overpriced and also there's no surety that a gtx260 can tax on ur psu as the brand is not very well known. U may run a gts250 in that psu but buying a 250 right now is a loss because at the same price u would get a 5750 which takes less power, more gaming power than 250 and ofcourse the new dx11 tech.
But if u really want to go with nvidia then keep the current card wait for the new gt300 series launch, keep saving money and at that time buy a new psu and buy a new gfx that serves u better. At that time maybe u can expect a little bit price drop also.
As ur budget is 400 euro that is almost $600 u can buy a corsair 650TX(650W) and with the additional money u can buy a 5870 or a 5850. Both are very powerful card with dx11 capability. I cant recommend u a nvidia cards as those are pretty much overpriced right now else i would recommend u a gtx285. but at that money u will find the 5870 which is far better than 285
i have red that 4770 need a 450W minimum, but it is a very reasonable respond, thank you.
Also, i have PCIe x16 1.0, will it effect the peformance?
Also, my 9600Gt is 256Bit, this card is 128Bit ...its different technologie I believe?
So all in all, if I buy a crossair 650W I can install any card I want that will fit my mATX tower?