Hi, I'd like your recommendations on buying a budget video card for my current rig (details below). All I am interested in is playing at high settings in 4v4 situations with no lag. I'm not worried about future compatibility issues. Starcraft 2 only
Budget/Etc: $50 or less, preferably. I don't particularly care for HDMI.
Based on my current rig, I believe that my video card is my bottleneck. I play fine at low settings (no lag), but recently my computer has been freezing for ~5-15 seconds, several times each game. My fps also seems lower in high-food situations (compared to several months ago when I installed my new CPU/mobo, when my video card was cleaner). I'd probably get better performance by cleaning out the fan in my video card, but if I'm going to go down there, I might as well install a new video card that will let me play at high settings. I'm getting bored with low settings
I can't tell what's good on newegg anymore. There seem to be a lot of cards suitable for HTPC/other rigs that might not work for me? Or maybe a HTPC-suitable card will be fine for my needs, I just don't know. I don't want to get fooled by misleadingly high RAM/CPU specs.
A 5670 should be able to give you 30+ FPS at 1920x1200 resolution with visuals settings at High (if you are planning to play at a lower resolution, then FPS will increase). Having said that Greg's recommendation of 5750 will be bit more appropriate IMO, and your PSU should be able to handle either of these.