im inheriting my dads computer he built and im looking for a good low profile graphics card thats under $130 USD that can play games like CoD4, CoD6 and Crysis at medium+ options
the mother board is GA-MA78GM-S2H and the specs are as follows:
2.00 GB RAM
ATI HD3200 256MB shared memory
AMD Antlon 64 x 2 3.00+ ghz
im still sort of new to the hardware world of computers as this is the first time im picking out anything to PUT into a computer instead of the whole thing....
what i do know is that my case is a slim one therefore, needing a low profile/half-height card
a friend of mine who is really into computers suggested the 9600GT (low profile of course) so tell me if hes right=] and if hes wrong, it would be appreciated if you could suggest something too!
I dont know if the low profile 9600Gt from Galaxy you are looking at is also the low power one but it probably is. I had one of the low profile, low power Galaxy 9600GT cards. It ran fine on a 300 watt power supply with no external power connector, but the card had several problems not related to power.
First, the card is low profile but has an unusual shape with some sort of attachment at the end that made it very difficult to fit into my case, which is a mid tower. The end of the card actually touched one stick of ram or was extremely close to it anyway.
Secondly, the card ran very hot (65degC idle, 95degC load) and developed a very noisy fan after only a couple of months of use. Maybe the noisy fan was related to the overheating, I dont know.
Anyway, I am not knocking Galaxy or this card in particular: I may just have had bad luck and got a card that was not a good one. I am just letting you know my experience with the card. Other than these problems, the card gave good performance in most games at 1440 x 900 at medium to high settings.