Best Nvidia card with current system

Hi all.


I am thinking of doing an upgrade on my system here, and I am not sure which Vid card I should bring in.

I currently have a HP desktop with a Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80 Ghz with 4 gigs of RAM, and running Win 7 23 Home premium.

PSU is a BFG 550w

Vid card is a evga 8600 gts

My budget is up to $150


I am looking at two evga cards


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130573

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572


I am open to suggestions.


I am also using a Samsung 23 inch monitor @1920x1080


Thanks! :bounce:
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  1. I would buy the second 450 if you can overclock yourself. It is very easy and can de done in 1-2 minutes. The first one is good if you don't want to overclock by yourself as it is already "superclocked"
  2. I went ahead and went to COMPusa and picked up the SC version :)

    Had a little issue with this card putting it inside the case as the card gets in the way of a sata cable connected to the mobo.

    I switched it to another sata port and the card fits. I fired up all my games and much better performance. L4D2 is very beautiful now heh heh.

    I have the evga precision utility. Should I mess with the fan at all? Its on auto.


    Should I only mess with the fan when I am playing a game then turn back to auto when I am finished with games?

    I have noticed my card hits 70c at a load. 40 at idle.


    thx!
  3. I wouldn't mess with the fan, keep it on Auto. I would mess with the overclocking using Afterburner to see if you can squeeze a little more performance out of it.
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/Afterburner-2.0.0-Final-download-2562.html

    Your temps are fine, and that card should overclock nicely.
  4. This motherboard is nothing fancy. Just a HP stock Mobo.

    I enabled the precision software to have automatic fan control.


    Thx for the help guys.
  5. gts 250 or 450 is best bet.get it and enjoy
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