I would like to upgrade my Graphics Card and I have read and searched. But I am still a little confused on some things. Most likely I will be buying from bestbuy because I have a gift certificate, spending from 100 to 150 dollars. I will NOT be updating power supply, mother board or processor. I hope you all will be able to help me decide on a card that will not choke the front side buss or suck my power supply dry.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next two weeks BUDGET RANGE: $100-$150 BEFOR Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming Half life 2, Day of Defeat source, tropico 3, bioshock, Doom 3, Sim City, Editing and watching video, Editing recording music, DVD, general computing. Really would like to update to DirectX 10.
I am open to all most any graphics card that has good general review. That will run the best on my system.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe Some day, SLI
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
I have already looked on this form and found where it said my power supply could handle the gtx 250 but it seems like everyone’s system is a little deferent and I am confused about witch 250 to get if I can because the 250 512mb card cost more than 1gb model. Lots of people have said the gtx 250 1gb card has noisy fan and it does not seem to have as good of rating as the 250 512mb. I also don’t know if my mobo can take these cards.
I did look at the 260 but when I saw it needed a PSU with a minim of 500W 36 amps and my PSU is 535W with only total of 34 amps I dint think the 260 would work very well. You can see my power supply sticker buy clicking on then name of the power supply above.
Yes I am thinking you’re probably right about getting the one that’s not over clocked. I wish it had the similar cooling setup as the over clocked one where it sends the air out the back of the case.