Intel Q6600 Quad-core 2.4GHz 3GB RAM 500GB SATA HDD 350W PSU Dell 19" 1440 x 900 monitor ...and Intel GMA 3100 graphics card. How sad
I want an graphics card that can run FS9/FSX without too much of a problem. It should be able to run at an average of 25fps with Fraps, if possible. If not, then 25fps without Fraps is fine. I've been looking at 9400GT and 9500GT, and also 8400GS, 8500GT, and 8600GT. I've determined that all of these cards should be able to run with the power supply using an PSU calculator. I don't plan on overclocking much, if at all. Please try to keep the prices below $60-70 USD please. And no suggestions like "Get two nVidia GTX 295 and run them in SLI mode!" Umm yea, not only will that fry my computer, that will also make my piggy bank quite angry.
And yes, if you're asking, I do have a job.
EDIT: I'm also open for ATI Radeon card suggestions! It currently runs at a pretty bad rate, ~12FPS max sometimes!
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Get an HD5570 for $80. Only $10 out.
Are you sure that can run on my system, especially with such a bad PSU? And plus, it's a little over the budget. I'll consider it though.
I've updated the computer specs. I changed the PSU wattage (just checked and realized I need a good pair of glasses...) and added my monitor into the equation. So 9600GT or ATI HD4670? On the forums, the 9600GT seemed to run better.
I heard it was quite good for FSX, but its a little out of my budget range.
The HD5670 is better than the 9600GT and the 9800GT. The 9800GT that doesn't need a 6-pin PCI-E is equivalent to a slightly OC'd 9600GT.
Thanks for the suggestion, but the 5670 is slightly out of my budget range. I think right now its kinda down to 5570, 4670, or the 95/9600GT.