Help with graphics card question

February 4, 2011 at 20:05:24
Specs: Windows 7
I have relied on the threads from this great place for some time now. And, since it is time I feel I need an upgrade on my graphics card, I personally feel obligated to ask the pros here what they would get.

I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT I mostly play World of Warcraft. My wife plays Sims 3 and sometimes I play betas of games that I have been invited to. I just have the feeling that with all the new stuff they are doing in games it's time for an upgrade on the graphics card.

I'm running Windows 7 home 32 bit. I have 4 gb RAM, 2.4 ghz

The Max Resolution of my monitor 1440 x 900 / 60.0 Hz but I run it at 1024 x768 / 60.0 Hz.

my computer is a Q6600 2.4Ghz.
Intel core 2 quad

Power Supply 550 Watt Top Power Power Supply

Motherboard Board NVIDIA nForce 630i based chipset, DDR2, mATX, PCI-e

Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor Q6600, quad 2.4GHz cores, 8MB L2 Cache (+$100.00)

CPU Cooling Intel® Certified Heatsink/Fan, Thermal Controlled Variable Speed Fan

DDR2 Memory 4096MB Corsair™ XMS2 DDR2-800 Low Latency Extreme Memory with Heat Spreader (2x2048)

I had it custom built from Velocity Micro about two and a half years ago. (The time may be a little off.)

I am willing to spend up to about $200 dollars right now but if waiting a few months will get me more for my money is the right thing to do........that I am willing to do.

I was looking at [...] 6814130591

but I don't know if my power supply which is here, [...] 6817101021

will run it.

Thanks in advance for you help friends.


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February 5, 2011 at 00:01:47
problems with the links,
the gts 450 should be fine for the games you play and the work you do, especially with only a 550watt PSU.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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February 5, 2011 at 16:28:08
Since you're running Windows 7 which supports DX 11, and seeing your gaming requirements, I would suggest you upgrade to the Radeon HD 5670. It requires no additional power connector and supports Eyefinity, which can run 3 monitors if you wish. Have a look at it here.

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