Which is the right graphics card for me?

By huskinatorr2
Oct 11, 2008
  1. I currently have an Nvidia FX 5200, and it always lets me down because I am an online gamer.

    So I was just wondering if anyone could give me any tips on what Graphics Card I should get.
    I don't want to spend too much, so i'll only be willing to spend one under $100.

    The game that i play is Counter-Strike Source, I was just letting you know so you know what performance I'd be aiming for.

    System Info:
    Windows XP Sp2
    Ram: 1535mb
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    An HD 3650 or 8600GT will be good enough. Check your PSU (Power Supply Unit) sticker to make sure it has at least 16-18A on the +12V rail. This is what a typical PSU sticker looks like.


    What you're looking for is the number underneath "+12V".
  3. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so where abouts would that label be?\

    on the cpu or on the monitor???
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    open the case and look on the PSU it will be located on the bottom or top of the inside case.
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