Upgrading from 8400GS, Leaning towards NVIDIA?

Hey everyone. My uncle just gave me a gift card to tiger direct for $100 bucks for a new graphics card. Right now, I am running a 8400 GS and I want to upgrade. The problem is, I'm stuck on which graphics card I should get. Here are the choices I narrowed it down to.

PNY - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4385460
EVGA - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6044537

I also heard things about the GTS 250 being better.

The only thing is, I am unsure of which I should get. People are telling me to get ATI because it's better. And others are telling me to get NVIDIA because I get physx and sort of thing. Can someone help me with input on what I should do?

I plan to play games like Batman Arkham Asylum, Crysis, and Aion.

The desktop I have is a ZT Systems 7339Ma. http://www.ztsystems.com/default.aspx?tabid=1239&productid=27610
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  1. You can't get the 9800GTX+ because your power supply won't handle it.
  2. shadow187 said:
    You can't get the 9800GTX+ because your power supply won't handle it.


    Actually, I should've put this. My uncle also got me a 600W Power Supply to put in once I got my new graphics card. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362114&CatId=1483
  3. Ah, alright. You can save $5 by going with this, but the cards perform the same.
  4. shadow187 said:
    Ah, alright. You can save $5 by going with this, but the cards perform the same.


    Gah. I'm so confused. I'm new to this graphics card stuff. And I don't want to make a mistake.
  5. GTS250 and HD4850 perform the same.
  6. Alright, so over all. Should I go for GTS250, HD4850, 9800GTX+ or HD5670?
  7. Out of the GTS250, HD4850, and 9800GTX+, get whichever one is the cheapest. They all perform the same. Though if you could spend $30 more for an HD5770, you won't regret it!
  8. Lol. I wish I had the extra $30. I only have that $100 giftcard, the highest my parents will put in is like $15 bucks. So the 5670 is like the best i can find. After research, I'm kind of leaning towards the NVIDIA series.
  9. So in all, I'm thinking about going towards the PNY.
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