Hello I am looking for a graphics card that is low power but has decent performance (if you saw my other post im helping my friend update his computer who does the same things as me pretty much but hes cheaper...Im just going to use I..we have most of the same components but he wants to upgrade and i want to replace)
I am making a silent computer since its mostly for HD watching videos so the card must be low power (im sort of anal about computer quietness) , but i do game a bit, ideally Supreme commander 2 and MAss effect 2. I feel comfortable over/underclocking so i can use that to increase and decrease consumption
I would like my Zalman VF900 heatsink to fit but I dont expect you to know if it will or not.
Im sort of on a budget but dont expect this card to be too expensive becuase of the rest of my system... maybe 100$
I have a Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo with a PCI-E x16 which i suspect is PCIe 1...
and I plan to buy a Core 2 Duo e7500
My current monitor is 1400x900
I have a 6600GT right now with my P4 and im looking at this GeForce 9500 GT Video Card or this 9600 GSO
I would like to use as little cooling as possible on my VF900...3.3V or 5V
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a benchmark of performance vs power consumption would be awesome!
Will I be able to play MassEffect 2?
If you want something quiet and low power I would go for the 5670 that neomonkey suggested. The HIS IceQ coolers are usually relatively quiet. I installed 2 4670's in different systems before with this cooler and the power supply and cpu fan was louder. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...