I have an old GeForce 7600 GS and it's time for me to upgrade to a new video card. The problem is that my PSU is only 300W and most good video cards ask for more. I was wondering what could be the best video card I can get with that power supply. I will use the graphics card for moderate gaming and I need HDMI for a 23" monitor.
Here are my specs:
Asus IPIBL-LB motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad at 2.4 GHz
640 GB Hard Drive
300W max output
+12V = 19A
So what do you guys think is the best video card I can upgrade to?
To be honest, if you want to play any "new" games (i.e. Battlefield, MW3, Crysis, Skyrim) you will need a much more powerful video card. You already know this. However, with that in mind, your old Bestec 300W will not provide anywhere near the power to handle a higher end video card (Watts nor amps).
If you want to upgrade you can look at something like this,