I'm quite new to the world of gaming. Looking to buy a graphics card and i need some help. Recently i bought a new CPU:
Amd Athlon 2 X2 250
Asus M2N-68AM Plus
2gig X1 ram DDR2 800
I'm thinking of buying a new GPU now. Pls suggest a good budget GPU.
And my smps is 450w. Should i upgrade it to a 600w to run a GPU? MY smps doesnt have 6pin pci-e supply only one sata power cable and one 5-pin ATA cable. Can i use the current smps or should i upgrade? And if i upgrade should i go for a brand like CoolerMaster or will the cheaper ones (available at 1/4th the price) do?
I currently own a 15" CRT but i might upgrade soon but no plans as of now.
So resolution is 1024x768.
And budget is around $80 GPU+PSU. If i dont need a new PSU then i can go for a better GPU. But i'm really clueless abt the PSU power supply stuff. How do i get the 6pin supply from the single 5-pin ata cable?
With only $80 to spend just keep your current PSU. If you need to fit a PSU in that budget the only cards you'll be able to afford are very weak.
Are you sure you can't stretch the budget a lil? This would be very nice; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
much better than the cards available at $80 and should be ok for a 450w psu.