Hey guys. I'm looking to buy a new graphics card. I need some advice though. Here's what I'm looking for;
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow or Sunday BUDGET RANGE: USD $80-100
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD Movie Content, Multimedia
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA 9800 GT 512MB - Corsair GS700 Watt PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core 2 Quad Core CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 6GB DDR2 RAM
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Best Buy.com, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com and the country of origin is the United States.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preferences.
OVERCLOCKING: If possible MaybeSLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (Looking to upgrade soon after to 1920x1080.)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Essentially I'm looking for a card that won't run as hot as the current one I have when presented with stressing things like games. I don't play the most demanding games out there, but I'd like a card that can handle it if possible for this price range. I'd also like it to run a bit less loud than the one I have which often sounds very loud under even normal load.