I just recently got my computer back up and running after a recent Lightening storm sent a surge through the Network port and fried my Motherboard,(along with half the electronics in the house) stupid cable modem and router were NOT on a power strip) So here I sit contemplating what new Video card i should get, ATi or Nvidia, 9800gt or HD5670...460GT or 260GT,
So what i do is play TF2 and left 4 Dead and Fallout 3, on my 1024x1600 monitor, i would like a smooth frame rate, (30+) without breaking the bank ($130 max) im just wondering what to consider, ASUS or sparkle, Sapphire or MSi, there are just so many options, my last card was a EVGA 9600GT which was Great! (but i sold it once my comp fried) Ive had bad luck with Sapphire and will not get another one of there cards, and Sparkle just looks cheap...
Looking for an opinion from fellow gamers who have built and used such cards in there system (my system in detail is in my Signature) 450watt power supply I'm still running Win XP prox32, Im also wondering where i can get a heavily reduced price (maybe free) windows 7... (Ive always wanted to try DX 11)
Thanks for listening and looking forward to reading some results