APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: about 300 USD, with or without rebates.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Skyrim, MW3), CAD-drawing
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Pegatron Nvidia GeForce GT 230, HP PFC 460 W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Quadcore i7 860 2,80 GHz, 4x2Gb Elpida RAM, MSI Iona motherboard (though cannot find the exact model). Windows 7 Home Premium.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I'll be using the local Swedish ones, like inet.se,
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Sweden
PARTS PREFERENCES: No idea; the generally better?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
As per title, my one-year-old GTA 230 seems to have lost its fan, meaning the fan axle is spinning but the wheel itself doesn't accelerate above 30%. The result is that even in idle the GPU sensor goes up to 100+ C in a matter of 10 maybe 15 minutes.
When it comes to hardware I'm completely lost, and hence have no idea at all what graphics card to choose. I know I can just replace the fan itself, but it's probably time to change the card as well.
I couldn't locate the motherboard details, among other things, I'm sure, that I didn't even think of. So do ask.
Also, if needed, I'm willing to change the PSU as well.
if you want to play games like the upcoming Skyrim you will need a decent video card. You could get a decent 500w Antec, Seasonic, corsair or XFX power supply and a 6950 or gtx560ti to fit your budget.
means that The Graphics card will cover 3 empty spaces in your case, which will block you from adding extra PCI cards.
The Twin Frozer II has great reviews and most of the purchases go for it.
They are all great brands Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, EVGA...but the better cooling goes for MSI TWIN Frozer and the Gigabyte, and i still recommend the MSI.