Hi, considering changing my gfx card, as after a whole system upgrade i still get BSODS and i think it is the reason why!
However, given 4890 was really powerful back in the day and the fact that i do not want to spend more than 100-150 pounds for the new one, i am afraid i might get something only marginally better, if not on par!
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I dont play games much but when i do i like them flawless or at least enjoyable with no framerate problems. Latest game i played was Diablo which my 4890 handled great. Every now and then i will install a game to play, like Starcraft 2 or any new strategy or PC only game. I use 2 1920x1200 monitors for working and i also have an intel gfx card in my motherboard which i use to connect my big tv to it for movies.. Some flight simulator maybe
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 4890 and Corsair 620W PSU. The psu maybe old but i think its enough.. It could also be the culprit for the BSODS if it started dying but i think this is the hardest part to fail on me.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i7 3770k, gigabyte Z77X-DH3 board, 16gbs of ddr3 ram, corsair case.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no specific one, overclockers? amazon?
PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference, just want no problems with drivers.. i remember ati having crap drivers
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 x2
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The more silence the better.. The less power needed the better.. I would like to keep my psu if possible!
thats it folks!
thanks for all suggestions.. I am looking at the nvidia 560 vs 560ti at the moment.. Dont forget to judget the new gfx card versus the old one.. i would like to have at least the same performance, ideally much better.. if budget is too low let me know!
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You can just about get the 560Ti or the Radeon 6950 2Gb on that budget if you shop around which is the best performance you will get <£150. The best I can find at the moment is this 6950 £150 http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/11984339/art/sapphire-t... which is a bit better than a 560Ti. for around £25 more you could get a 7850 which is slightly better performance and depending on model should run cooler, quieter and use less power. Anything below a 560Ti will not be massively better than the 4890 you have.