I recently purchased a new Desktop about a month ago nothing fancy, and im looking to upgrade to a dedicated GPU for around 100$. My monitor resolution is 1600x900, im not in to hardcore gaming like Crysis and Far-cry ect, i mostly play MMO, RPG, RTS, Im just looking for a good card to play games on Mid to high resolution (Like i said i dont play really graphic demanding games).
8 Gigs of DDR3 Ram
Quad Core Phenom II x4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
Power Supply 300W
MotherBoard: M2N78-LA (Violet6)
Integrated GPUP: nVidia 9100
PCIex16 Slot: 1 Avaliable
Front side bus speeds: 5200MT/s (5.2 GT/s)
All video cards basically rolls off the same production line of just a few manufacturers. Therefore, they are all basically the same excluding models that are overclocked or comes with a non-standard heatsink fan. The only real difference would be customer support, warranty and bundles (if any).
PC Partners is one such OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and they sell their own cards under the Sapphire brand.
There are a couple of 4870s for 99.99 after rebates on newegg, an asus and an XFX, I thought those cards were the beezneez a couple of years ago how come no one ever recommends them anymore? I know when they were the same price as the 5770 they didn't make much sense but if you don't care about DX11 and and have the PSU to handle it they seem like a really good value. Clearly not an option with a 300 watter but if you are upgrading anyways...