I am a bit of a nub when it comes to hardware, even though I built my current comp it has been a good two years+ since I have bothered with hardware. In looking through forums I stumbled upon this forum, and while I saw that this same question has been asked, it has been about a year since the other "I want to upgrade form a 9500GT threads have been started," since this seem to be a very knowledgeable community I decided to go ahead and make a forum account and ask you all. I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500Gt 512MB and I want to upgrade, my price point is $200 - $300, though I do not want to buy a new motherboard, but I am not against getting a new power supply. I tend to use my desktop for gaming, watching movies, 3D modeling, programming, just about everything that you can use a computer for. I run 1280 x 720, I do not over clock nor use SLI, and my processor is a Intel Core 2 Duo: Quadcore, with a 500w PSU. Do any of you have any suggestions?
TL R Want to upgrade 9500GT, new hardware must use same ports, $300 max, will consider new PSU
I honestly don't care about the brand ATI or Nvidia. I also have no idea what the brand of my PSU is, the PSU was in the case when I acquired it, I basically gutted the parts other than the motherboard and the PSU out of the case I have when I built the comp. I purchased it from a guy who use to go to the same college as me and he got bought a much better rig when he got hired so I bought the computer from him for a greatly discounted price, other than the motherboard being about 2 months old and the power supply being about 3, the rest of the rig was 6+ months old.