Hi, after trying out the beta of Starcraft II, and since I ordered the full version of the game, I have decided I need a new graphics card so that I can play the game with all the settings on high. Anyways, I thought I would come here for advice because I am not too well versed with graphics cards. I'm been looking at this guide and I'm leaning towards the GTS 250; would this be a good choice? My preferred resolution is 1680x1050.
Also, I have a little more information. I want to spend around $100 on a card, not much more; I also need a card that obviously works with my computer. I just want to make sure that it will work with my Lenovo ThinkCentre A61. I also run Linux aside from Vista, so it would be preferable that it has drivers readily available for that.
Would this be a good buy? Or what are some other cards I should look at?
Thanks very much in advance.
EDIT: After looking at some other cards, I have seen that some have problems with 64 bit Win 7. Since I plan on upgrading soon, I would also like a card that did not have this problem.
As an alternative to the 4870, would be the 4850. This may be a somewhat lateral move, however, I have the xfx 4850 and a gts 250 in another comp and I must say they have very different personalities. The 4850 would be your ticket for around 100. I just literally tested your scenario and we have no lag and snappy action at that resolution.