USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Minecraft, some other basic gaming
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Radeon 3000 (Integrated), Antec VP450 450-watt PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A
OVERCLOCKING: Very unlikely
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280X1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Basically going to be used for Minecraft and some other basic gaming, nothing with requirements much higher than The Sims 3. Based on from what I've read I'm thinking HD6670, but I'm wondering if there would be a better option? OS is Linux if it matters. Links to purchase sites from Canada please. Thanks!
More aboutlooking decent budget graphics card
You're thinking right ; in that price range the 6670.
Maybe consider stretching the budget a little bit and go for the 7750.
What about HD6450 or GT430? Found what looks like an amazing deal for both - $20 each after rebates at NCIX
No, they are definitely not gaming cards, only fit to surf and stuff. ( when a deal looks to amazing it's because it's not )
Alright then, going with the 6670 as I'm not planning to switch monitors any time soon. GIGABYTE or Powercolor?
the 7750 for $80 !
Euh, the gigabyte. But why not the cheaper Sapphire ?
...Derp. Didn'd notice the sapphire lol. One more question. In addition to the motherboard and CPU listed above, I have 2 SATA hard disks, 1 SATA SSD, and 1 LED case fan. Will my 450W PSU be able to handle it after I install the GPU?
Okay, ONE FINAL ANNOYANCE. My motherboard states PCI-E 2.0 x16, whereas the card states PCI-E 2.1 x16. Does this matter?