Guys if this is a repost i am really sorry but i need your help... I currently have a very unbalanced comp viz
Intel core 2 quad q6600
Msi g31 board
Yamaha sound card
Cooler master cm690 case
As you can see some parts are old and some are newer comparatively... This is because i have been upgrading my comp on a 6 month basis..
Now i plan on upgrading my gfx card as it is dying..
So i want to buy a dx11 graphics card and have a budget of 350$... But i also have a 400w psu... So kindly advice me on the best possible graphics card for my budget... I have a 32in hdtv and plan on future proofing for another 3 years... My pals tell me to go for the 5850 where as others on the net tell me to wait for gtx 470 with a price tag of 300$... They also say that it will be accompanied with a price drop of the ati 5870... Please post your suggestions ask any help is sincerely appreciated...!
The 5850 needs at least a 450W PSU, however if you have a quality brand you may be able to get by on 400W. Unless you would like to upgrade your PSU if it is not a good brand, the card to get with the 400W would be the 5770. 32" HDTV sounds as if its a 720p TV, if it is the 5770 will work wonderfully with it. However for a 3 year future proof, you need a 450W PSU and Either a 5850 or a 5870.
The GTX 470 will supposedly be $500 so that's right out.
Definitely get the HD5850 over the HD5830. It's a much better card and a great deal while the HD5830 is rather overpriced. If your 400w PSU is a good one it may actually be able to handle the card but I would recommend something better so you can OC the HD5850(it OCs exceedingly well, up to 50%.)
This combo is a nice deal; http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
It is $15 more than your budget initially but there's a $20 rebate to make up for it. That PSU should even be able to handle 2 HD5850s if you want to crossfire at some point.