APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: any time within a month BUDGET RANGE: $100-$150
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, right now i am able to play bad company 2 with the settings on high with aa off getting about 20-40fps depending on map.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: nvidia geforce 9600gt and not sure about the power supply, someone bought a better one when it was purchased cause the first one was a 350w and went with a higher, some where between 400-500w
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: hp pavilion m9250f, q6700 2.66ghz, motherboard is the asus ipibl-lb, memory is 8gigs,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com, but would prefer brick and mortar stores. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: united states.
PARTS PREFERENCES: whatever is compatable and better then current card.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: with this being a little over 2 year machine with a few already upgraded pieces, would like to buy a new card that will last a bit while longer. i am hoping to be able to play starcraft 2, diablo 3 and other games. the motherboard is One PCI Express x16 graphics. so im hopeing i can get a great card.
that wouldn't be much of an upgrade at all, and he already has a pretty decent system around a 2.66 ghz quad core would i feel be good for a 5770, which only draws like 110 watts or something like that so he could use it with his current psu