APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
BUDGET RANGE: up to £120ish (~$180)
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Dragon Age, Mass Effect and sequels, Fallout etc)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon X1650SE and Corsair 620W PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
2.3ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 gig DDR2 RAM
ASUSTek Computer INC. LEONITE 5.00 Mobo (aka P5LP-LE) w/ 1 x PCIe 1.0 slot.
Windows Vista 32bit SP2
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
No preference, but must be UK based or ship to UK at favourable rates.
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024+)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Basically I'm looking for the best card my ageing system can efficiently use. Recently I bought a Radeon HD 5750 and even though I had a PCI E slot, my crappy HP mobo didn't have a recent enough BIOS update to run it. Now I'm stuck with just an upgraded PSU.
Although I know my system is starting to get near retirement age, ideally I'd like something that will give good performance on the above games and still allow me to run newer releases on pared down settings.