Hello, I recently broke my old Geforce 8800 GTS and need to find a new one. Getting the same one feels like a waste of money so I'm gonna look for one that's better. But the problem is that i have no idea how to see if a card is better or not.
So it would be great if I could get some help with finding a good card that's compatible with the specs and budget I have.
I'm not 100% sure what specs you need to know in order to find a compatible card, so if I missed some let me know.
motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot
Power supply 400W
Those 3 are reputable brands. I've owned cards from each. Ultimatly they are the same card, but sold by different companies. Some vome with the original Pheonix cooler (the larger one) and others have gone to the smaller one (originally only used on the 5750). I believe the smaller one actually cools better, which is why they switched it. However, the Pheonix cooler does exhaust the hot air out of the case, so that can be an advantage, especially in crossfire.
Also-- what is your processor/motherboard? If your processor is still decent you might be well served by considering 4gb of ram and Windows 7 as an overall system upgrade--it really is a lot nicer than XP (opinion).