Best card for 400w PSU

Ok guys I have a really poor computer and I want to upgrade my graphics card because my integrated graphics card can't handle anything
My PC specs:
Windows XP SP3
Biostar gf7050v-m7
Intel Pentium dual core e2140 1.6ghz
2gb ram ddr2 667 mhz
nvidia gt 7050/nforce610i
PSU 400w

And I wanna know If I upgrade my graphics card will I get better performance in my games I want to play like Fifa 12 and Pes 12 maxed out on 1024x768
or 1280x1024.I wanna play battlefield bad company 2 on medium settings as well.So witch graphics card is the best for my PC.
I looked for some on amazon and newegg.
there are like ati hd 5570 ,nvidia gt430,ati hd 5670,ati hd 6670,ati hd 6570,nvida gt520 or any other graphics card.Please people help me !!!!
If there are some better graphics card for my PC please let me know.
My budget is bettwen 50-90 dollars
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  1. It all depends on which 400watt PSU you have! They are not all equal.
  2. yeah I know but I want to know what graphics card is usually the best for 400w
  3. without knowing the +12 volt amp rating I would say........................
  4. I only want to know what graphics card is the best for 400W if my PSU isn't ok I can replace it.I want to play battlefield bad company 2 medium settings maybe high as well.And Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 medium settings and Pes 12 and Fifa 12 maxed out and some other cool games like crysis 2
  5. Here are some graphics card that I found:nvidia gt430,nvidia gt520,ati hd 5570,ati hd 6670,ati hd 6570 and if you know some better cards pls let me know
  6. the geforce gtx 550 ti from gigabyte is real nice, i run it on a 350 watt psu (20 amp on 12v, system has dual core sandy bridge) it is fast enough to do those things, also only about $130
  7. But I don't have that much budget please can you tell me a good one for 60-90 dollars
  8. i dont know if i can be much help but geeks.com has a 9800gt 512mb akimbo and a ati radeon 4850 for around $50 i just bought the akimbo its on clearance sale so i dont know how long it'll last
  9. gigaxel said:
    But I don't have that much budget please can you tell me a good one for 60-90 dollars

    i dont know if i can be much help but geeks.com has a 9800gt 512mb akimbo and a ati radeon 4850 for around $50 i just bought the akimbo its on clearance sale so i dont know how long it'll last sorry bout double posting just want to reply directly lol
  10. Is the ati hd 5670 better than those two cards
  11. From what I saw the gt430 is the best for its money:
    I wanna buy the MSI brand of the card.
    I saw on youtube that some guys run battlefield 3 on high to ultra settings,but I am not interested in battlefield 3 I wanna play bad company and fifa 12 and COD 4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127580
  12. gigaxel said:
    From what I saw the gt430 is the best for its money:
    I wanna buy the MSI brand of the card.
    I saw on youtube that some guys run battlefield 3 on high to ultra settings,but I am not interested in battlefield 3 I wanna play bad company and fifa 12 and COD 4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127580
    check out what kind of performance the card has at hwcompare.com before you buy it ati radeon 5670 9800gt and radeon all have similar performance. 5670 though sucks the least power with pretty decent performance
  13. We cannot recommend a card until we know what kind of power supply you have. "400W Power Supply" isn't enough. Open the case, and look at the power supply. There should be a label on it. Tell us what it says.

    Also, you won't be playing games that great even with a decent graphics card. At a low resolution like the one you posted, games become CPU bound, and with an ancient dual core running at 1.6Ghz, most games will perform poorly.
  14. I saw a guy on youtube.He plays Battlefield bad company 2 and Crysis 2 with these specs:
    Intel Dual core e2140 1.6ghz
    1gb of ram
    Ati HD 2600xt
    160gb HDD
  15. And what about a MSI nvidia gt430.I will upgrade my ram to 3gb.And later I will upgrade my processor.
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