Hey guy just wanted to clear something up. I have recently been thinking about the HD 5570 for a gaming card, do you think this is good or would i be able to get better for cheap? Would this also work on my mobo being this card is PCI-E 2.1 while my 8600GT is 2.0
If you're looking for performance and value, I'd say you could get a 9800 GT, 4850, 4870, 5670 (at the lower end of performance) or a GTS 250. I wouldn't really go any higher with that PSU, I like to have at least 30A on the 12V before I start looking at something like a GTX 260 or a 4870.
Fairly low power cards like the 5750 would also be very good. But if you're looking for performance on a budget, I'd start there.
Guys --- HE has upgraded the PSU to a 700W unit --- A couple of posters missed that fact and mentioned the 300W unit it came with originally but it is not a problem -- He has enough of a PSU for pretty much any single card that fits in his budget !
@OP -- what is your budget ?? (since you have not mentioned it yet -- or what do you consider for cheap ?)
Good performance for that price range and say 1680x1050 resolution (does OK @ 1920x1080 but needs some settings lowered) If you can afford a bit more then the GTS460 1GB models are a bit better from Nvidia or the 5850 or 6850,6870 from ATI (Again these are more $ but depending on budget and monitor resolution might be better choices)
I was meaning in terms of power on the 12/v...he says that his 700watt psu only has 28amps,and i think that to be a problem with some higher end cards.
What type of prossesor do you have?should make sure than your not walking your new gpu into a bottleneck by your cpu
it is a 700W unit it probably has more than a single +12v rail and he is only listing the single rail !! (seeing that 28A would only be 336Watts of power it is unlikely that the PSU only has that available on the +12v !) More likely it is like this Rosewill unit with 2 rails @ 28A or 54A combined !!