APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Starting now, willing to wait a month or so if it's worthwhile
BUDGET RANGE: USD $100-300
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Skyrim, home theater/watching movies, Fallout 3, Witcher, DragonAge, future RPG's
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI HD 5670
460 Watt 1 6-pin adapter
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: DELL XPS 8300 Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10 GHz 8Gig RAM (Service tag 83DKDP1)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
OVERCLOCKING: no idea
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no idea
MONITOR RESOLUTION: current monitor (HP 2009m 1600x900) to be replaced by 3D display depending on GPU choice
My first post was a bit vague, but another 12-15 hours have educated me a little bit as to what I need to ask/know.
Ideally I'd like to get a card/monitor setup that works with NVidia's 3D Vision 2 without having to mess with the PSU.... When I called Dell, they indicated that the GT-545 and the GT-530 were compatible, though when I went through NVidia's "Help me choose a graphics card" wizard it listed neither of those, but rather suggested the GTX 560, GTX 460 (both of which appear to need 2 6-pin connectors which I don't seem to have) the GTX 550 Ti, GT 520, GTS 450 and the GT 440.
Are any of those the right choice here? Is there a better one? And once I choose a GeForce card--what's the difference between PNY, Zotac, EVGA, etc. Is there a recommendation for the manufacturer as well?