I have Intel 82945G Express Chipset motherboard and Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 processor.
My mobo supports PCI Express x16 cards.
I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64, so I have Directx 11 preinstalled.
My PSU is an Adcom ATX 400W . Its max power is 450W. Do i need to change my PSU as well?
Which graphics card would be the best deal?
Kindly suggest both performance wise and value for money wise.
You better up-grade your PSU. Thinking on years to come, get a good 600W or so from Corsair or Seasonic. If you ever want to go SLI/Xfire, then get a bigger one, around 800W. This you should do immediately.
As for your GPU, it depends on what do you want to do. If you are a gamer, then ATI 58xx are great, even though your CPU might be a reason of concern.
I may not go for Crossfire/SLI.
So I would go for a 600W PSU.
I was wondering whether to go for nVidia or ATI?
If it's nVidia a friend of mine suggests going for gt240 over 9800gt for my current PSU. If I upgrade my PSU, then I have read 9800gt promises better performance.
Can you suggest some other better nVidia or ATI cards?
Whatever you choose for Graphics card make sure it's compatible!
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".