i had this system for the past year sitting BRAND NEW in my storage since i sold my pc shop. now i want to use it and add a graphics card since im not willing to pay for a whole new PC but i am willing to pay around 250$$ to 300$$ max for a video card. now my choices are:
GTX 260, GTX 460, HD5770, HD 5830.
i do not know which one to pick as if my cpu will bottleneck the gtx 460 for example by a LARGE MARGINE then its not worth getting and i might settle for a gtx 260.
so can you please help me out and tell me which would be the best for me? i do not want to pay for a gtx 460 then end up having same fps as gtx 260 because of the bottleneck. if you have better choices plz im open for suggestions
my system specs
AMD Phenom II X4 920 @ 2.8GHz ( will overclock it soon)
MSI K9N2 Diamond AM2+ mobo (nForce 780a SLI)
24" Samsung monitor (Supports 1080p)
Honestly, go for the MSI! The difference between sale/ non-sale is 20 bucks. Just keep in mind that the 470 'may' be a bit noisy! Though I believe that the MSI one's are less noisier than the others, just be prepared.
That aside, great card!! Seriously, consider getting it.....if you SLI it in future when the prices dip a bit more, it'll be a beast!
Ok, I DID come across it somewhere that the latest nVidia driver's resolved an issue with the fan not running thereby resulting in heating issues! I'm trying to get a hold on that piece...till then, the matter be adjourned.