I need some help in upgrading my video card for a better gaming experience. I currently have a HP pavilion p6230y Desktop PC, with a HD 4200 Radeon card, with 300watt supply.
The games i will be playing will be Heart of the Swarm (expansion for starcraft 2), and wow mists of pandaria. I have read that the HD 6570 and HD 6670 will be good replacement choices for my current card, and that although they recommend a 400watt PSU they will run on a 300watt supply fine cause they don't use as much as required.
So my question to you computer savvy guys, are what video cards would you recommend for my desktop, or what PSU would you recommend as well as a video card to go with. My budget is around $130 and i plan on getting these accessories at http://www.tigerdirect.ca/ as i am in Ontario Canada. I just need high settings and not ultra settings on my graphics. If i have to pay a lil more to get something really worth it then i will i guess, cause i really wanna enjoy these games. Suggestions to other websites are also welcome.
The 7xxx series is built on a newer 28nm process and does not need so much power and cooling as previous generations.
I just checked out that card and it seems to be a really good card, however i am really worried about the 450watt requirement. I opened up my desktop to get some more info on my current PSU, here is the info hope it helps
+12V / 19A -12V / 0.8A
+5V / 25A +5VSB 2A
+3.3V / 18A
+5V & +3.3V 175W max +5V & +12V 268W max.
I know you probably don't need all that info but i just wanna make sure i don't fry my components which i read in another thread could happen.