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recommend me a budget pci express card for my mobo

By am21
Nov 24, 2006
  1. this is my mobo :
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...w.aspx?ProductID=1939&ModelName=GA-K8N51GMF-9

    im currently using the on board geforce 6100 IGP

    i have around $70 for an upgrade. recommend me the best pci express card according to my budget.

    my PSU is 450watt which came with my casing (not sure about the name) do i need a PSU upgrade ?

    system specs :

    athlon64 3500+ Venice at 2.4Ghz
    2x512mb Kingston ddr400 dual channel
    Samsung dual layer dvd writer (does it have an impact on power ?)

    thanks
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    What gaming are you currently doing / planning on doing?

    And $70 wont get you a very good videocard.... you need atleast $150-200 to get like a 6800 or something

    Also for your PSU I would recommend a upgrade because 450w isnt all that much, Here is a good PSU for cheap price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002

    Hope I helped ;)
     
  3. am21

    am21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    i play nfs carbon, gta san andreas etc (mostly at 800x600)

    not a hardcore fan. can i play latest games with high settings at 800x600 using something like Geforce 7300 ?

    that's a kewl power supply. unfortunately its not available here :)

    thanks a lot mate..
     
  4. am21

    am21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Do you live in the USA? Can you order from Newegg.com?

    If so, the Geforce 7600GS would be better. Also, you'd need to change your PSU. PSU's that come with cases are crap.
    THIS PSU would be great. 400W, dual +12V rails, solid, stable power. Highly recommended brand, and cheap :)
     
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