Thanks for the reply Mosox. My top priority right now is stability. The recommended power for the HD 5750 is 500W, which seems to be overkill for my 350 W PSU. I don't really wish to risk frying another video card.
Considering my PSU, my safest option is the NVidia GT240 DDR5, which only requires 300W. The HD 5670 seems to be the superior card though. In view of this, do you recommend I stick with the HD 5670? How reliable do you think it's going to be with my PSU?
How significant is the difference between the "Green" and regular versions? Is it worth the extra 30 bucks?
I would not spend the extra $30. The extra memory on the PC card can hardly be utilized by a GPU at that performance level and that huge heat-sink is for silent operation.
Gotcha. Thanks for all the advice, you guys! Much appreciated!
It should run fine unless your PSU is a POS and fluctuates when it's under half load. Those Lite-On PSUs are cheap, but they are usually pretty decent so I say just try it and chances are it will be fine. If you have any stability issues, then you may have to look at your PSU.
IMHO, there's no such thing as overkill when it comes to PSU size. An oversize PSU is the cheapest insurance you'll ever buy for your syetem.
I bought the sapphire one also, hope it arrives soon..
actually get the card that supports eyefinity, its cheaper even with the free shipping.