My son has a two or three heard old gaming computer with an ASUS P6T deluxe mobo. I want to get him a new video card for Christmas...is the MSI N670GTX a good pick, and will it fit/function in that old board? I'm getting too old to keep up with all this stuff myself so I'm open to suggestions. Budget is up to about 450 or so.
Well if you want to get the best bang for your bucks let us know your screen resolution your son will be gaming at. High end cards are an overkill for low resolutions. I myself max out most games at 1600x900 (which is kind of low) with an HD 7770 (which is not high end). Also like kracker has stated you should state your power supply wattage/model.
Thanks for the info. The case is a pretty standard looking tower with the PS on top. I believe it is a Lian Li. The PS is a Thermaltake TR2 RX 550 modular. His current card is an nVidia 9600gt, Dual DVI, 512mb. I don't know about the resolution, but he uses one 24 inch display for Battlefield 3 and some other war games that I am not familiar with. Lately he has been fooling with a zombie game called Dayz I think. I know he says that he has to crank down the graphics settings in his games with his current setup.
Personally I would, not because of the rated output, but because of the brand....Thermaltake isn't the absolute worst, but its down there... You can still get a 550w though as long as it has around 38A on the 12v rail for a 670...and if you want to keep it modular, I found this at a reasonable price:
there's a couple of really good corsair PSU's aswell, some are a little pricey but mine(tx850, got on a 40% off deal) is super quiet and delivers more than enough power, And either a 660ti or the 670 will deliver a massive upgrade in performance