I have had 2 graphic cards fry now on my PC in a matter of a few months. I have a DELL Vostro 200 so nothing special. I just need something decent enough to not lag when playing games like starcraft 2. I suspect that the reason the gfx cards messed up is due to not a good enough PSU. So the question is would it be more cost effective to get a new PSU & graphic card (i'm not sure that would fix the problem) or if there is a good cost effective new(er) pc to get (seeing as my current one is old and a bit slow). Any and all recommendations would be helpful.
Currently not using a gfx card and my OS is winxp.
that computer comes with a 8600GT as an option. the 7200GT hardly draws any power. something like an older ATI 4670 would be a solid upgrade for you and work with your PSU. if you have the e8200 CPU, the ATI 5670 would be a good option also.
Not sure I want to get such decent cards for my pc which seems to kill them.
I saw this article: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-pc-build-a-pc-over...
Is that still relevant? Looks a pretty cheap price for a gaming pc, would be prepared to spend a bit more if it'll get me something good.