I figured I would come to you guys for help, considering I like to think of this place as my home on the internet.
As the title suggests, I’m looking for a new graphics card. And, as the subtitle suggests, I’m on a bit of a budget. I’m looking for something that can keep up with most new titles today, but is relatively inexpensive.
Around $100 is my spending limit, I will go a little higher (think $5 or $10) if it’s worth it. So far, Newegg has netted me a couple of cards that I’m interested in, one of which is a Nvidia GeForce GT240, but I’ve recently fallen out of the information loop on what’s good and what’s not.
The card costs $105 ($85 after mail-in rebate), but I’m not really sure if it’s really as good as I think it is. Anyway, here’s the link.
Any input or advice (read: a better card) you guys have is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Ha. Graphics cards. I’m glad I bought my gaming laptop, as I don’t need to worry about hardware and such. Seriously though, what kind of games are you gonna play? You might want a DX 11 compatible card, like mine.
I am seriously considering upgrading to Windows 7, thus the desire in some new hardware.
@Lilium: I’m looking to get a card that can play just about anything on the market today, but I’m particularly interested in reigniting my love with RTS with Starcraft 2, which as sad as it sounds, I don’t think my current card can handle. I’m sure a new card of the kind I’m looking at could easily, but I want to get something that’s gonna last me a little while before becoming dated, at least.
@Syntax: Thanks for the input. I’ll definitely look into a 5770. After a few seconds googling it, seems pretty sweet.
EDIT: Almost forgot, thanks CMC for jumping on the thread so quickly.
Well if your biggest concern is Starcraft 2 the GTX 260 or HD 5770 ought to fit the bill, I know that the 260 is slightly slower than the 5770 and I can run that game in 1360x768 with all the settings turned to Ultra and no vsynch.