Im currently using
ASUS M3N-H/HDMI motherboard http://sg.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=hR9xA49ZHyU31AeA&t...
AMD Phenom 9750 Quard core 2.40 GHz
power supply at 380W
I have been using the integrated 8300 graphics card but it seems to be struggling with the current gen games even at low setting.
Im looking for some price/performance budget graphics card.
What are some of the the graphics card that are recommended?
Your power supply should handle the lower end of gaming video cards. Your CPU is just dandy, although you may want to get more RAM if you want to run at full settings.
If you have a budget for over $120 for a video card, you may want to update your power supply to something in the 500 watt range, as just about any card over $100 may have reliability issues running off a 380 watter. You would see random reboots, things like that. If you have a cost concern, leave the RAM alone and get a higher end video card and power supply upgrade. 2 gig of RAM should be enough to feed just about any game.
I don't think you fully understand what a bottle neck is and you also don't need to worry about it. Bottle necks are not a bad thing and it's not like having one will effect your PC in a negative way. Many things create a bottleneck including, software, RAM, video cards, HDD, CPU, etc.,
if you can get a solid 450w PSU
you can look at the following cards
budget cards with very good performance for your resolution
a step up from above and support DX 11
True, a "bottleneck" simply means that your processor is limiting your video card from achieving it's full potential. You can't just say X CPU bottlenecks Y card except in extreme cases. Whether or not it will happen depends on the game and what settings you will be using. Your current processor isn't particularly good but it's not terrible either. FYI your motherboard supports all current AMD processors with a BIOS upgrade(even the x6 processors) so upgrading to a Phenom II would be a good plan for after you upgrade the card.
A GTS 450 or HD5770 like CT suggests above would be a good choice. If you are in the US then I would likely get this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Along with either of these; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The HD5770 is a bit faster.
Seems it will be better off upgrading my PSU as well. Which PSU will you guys recommend? Im looking for 1 preferably with low noise and can last me for about 2-3 years before further upgrade is required. jy's suggestion seems pretty good.
Why that one? Corsair may be good, but that's just 1x6pin.... If he OCs or anything, it gives him barely any headroom. Plus at 70$ for 450 watts it just can't be justified. Even if it is corsair and 80+.
It's not like its MUCH cheaper than the Seasonic i recommended, its only cheaper than it because of the promo code, otherwise its not at all. I mean it is good enough though.
the antec neo eco 520wand seasonic 520w are basically the exact same PSU (both made by seasonic). The seasonic has slightly better caps and efficiency. In the real world, you won't know the difference. just make sure you have a power cord for the antec, it does not come with one.
Im able to get these over here at almost the same price with only a few dollar difference. I have no idea which 1 will produce the least noise or worth the most. Will it (600W~650W) be overkill for the system? Im thinking of getting a good one such that I wont have to trouble about the PSU when doing upgrades in the future. Is that a good idea?
the modular seasonic would be my first choice. the antec like above is basically the same PSU this time its also lacking the modular feature. the ocz is also a good selection. can't go wrong with those three.
i would sip the other two
its also overkill for a single ati 5770 set up, fine if you want to crossfire two of them.