100$ budget looking for a new GPU

Sup guys.
I'm looking for a new graphic card.
my pc spec:
6300 dou.
1giga ram.
965WH DG motherboard intels :(
and my current gpu 7600GS,which served me good.
but i have bought a new screen 24",so if i increase the resolution it goes on very low FPS :|
i dont need ULTRA HIGH SUPER quality,just a descent quality with widen screen resolution on 30+fps..
thnx in advance!!
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  1. What power supply do you have? Assuming your power supply is capable of these cards here are your choices for $100. If you could swing about $150-$160 I would go for a 5770 which is really the mainstream card to get today. A 5750 wouldn't be a bad choice either at d$130-$140, but there are deals. Here are some cards in order of performance. 4850<GTS250<5750<5770. Just remember the 4850 and GTS 250 are last generation cards and are only DX10 compatible, the 5750 and 5770 support DX11 and consume less power.

    4850 $95 after $15 MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824&cm_re=4850-_-14-102-824-_-Product
    GTS 250 $90 after $30 MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261057&cm_re=gts_250-_-14-261-057-_-Product
    5750 $120 after $20MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127494&cm_re=5750-_-14-127-494-_-Product
    5770 $160: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-462-_-Product


    ALSO! I would REALLY REALLY suggest upgrading your amount of RAM to at LEAST 2GB, 4GB would be optimal. Modern games can consume 1GB+ just on their own and you can experience a significant loss in performance if it needs to rely heavily on virtual memory.
  2. if you have the typical 300w PSU from a mass market PC like Dell, HP, etc.,
    get the ATI 5670

    if you have a 400w PSU look into a cheap ATI 4850 or Nvidia GTS 250
  3. i have a 500W power supply that came with the case .
    Ty for ur answer jay2tall and ct1615!!
    assuming i can upgrade my ram to 2 or 4,will my CPU with limit my graphic card performance let say on GTS 250 (bottle neck)?
  4. What is your CPU? We need to balance the CPU and GPU to prevent major bottlenecks.
  5. he either has the pentium dual e6300 which will run fine with the GTS 250
    or
    the core 2 dou e6300, then he could use a decent upgrade
  6. 4850 works best for his system.
  7. I just looked up his motherboard and it only seems to support Pentium D chips so I don't know where that 6300 is coming from.
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dg965wh/sb/CS-026598.htm
    Really a new computer is required here for gaming at 1920x1080.
  8. Quote:

    my pc spec:
    6300 dou.
  9. Yes, I realize he wrote 6300, but I don't know why.
  10. If you have a 24" lcd and a 500W PSU, I would really just dive right in and get a 5770. It will ultimately give you the best bang for the buck. It's a good value at $160 and will drive that 24" well. An e6300 will be fine and you really need at least 2GB or 4GB optimal.

    Sure it will bottleneck but ALL systems have bottlenecks. However, I don't think you will have any problems running what was discussed. You may run into some games that run better on faster or quad core CPU's, that might be your biggest issue. But an e6300 will still run most anything.
  11. its DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1866 MHz (7 x 267).
    so which one shud i take for best performance?
    thnx again!
  12. The 5770 is still going to give you the best performance. If I see any bottlenecks that will give you issues, it is the RAM. As I mentioned it will use virtual memory (which the page file on your hard drive). This will have a significant performance hit when applications or games cause your memory usage to go over 1GB.
  13. Ok!
    Thnx!!
    1 more question,can u please recommend which kind of RAM to purchase?
    i have 2 of 512MB and 2 more slots left.
  14. I don't know how you got that chip to work on that motherboard but it's still very weak at 1.866 ghz. In cpu intensive games it is going to limit you a good amount.
    For the ram get the same speed you have now. If you don't know what it is download CPU-Z.
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