i have no clue. graphics card compatability with power supply
I currently have a 300W power supply and I'm trying to find a graphics card able to go with it, I've gone to countless sites to find one and it always sends me to this one that one this one that one,then i try the Nvidia site itself and it never has the exact card im trying to look at. so now i am just wondering what card i could use with my psu something good to run SWTOR (star wars the old republic) at a good FPS rate and have no FPS lag below 5, preferably higher than 10. i have a PCIX16 slot and LOOOOOTS of space in my tower for a fatty card but just trying to find a relatively lower than 100$ card but a good one. and i just don't have a clue anymore.
I currently have a 300W power supply and I'm trying to find a graphics card able to go with it, I've gone to countless sites to find one and it always sends me to this one that one this one that one,then i try the Nvidia site itself and it never has the exact card im trying to look at. so now i am just wondering what card i could use with my psu something good to run SWTOR (star wars the old republic) at a good FPS rate and have no FPS lag below 5, preferably higher than 10. i have a PCIX16 slot and LOOOOOTS of space in my tower for a fatty card but just trying to find a relatively lower than 100$ card but a good one. and i just don't have a clue anymore.

#1
Posted 02/18/2012 03:20 AM   
I'd say that the fastest Nvidia card that can still run fine with a 300W PSU and also under $100 is a GT 440 with 1GB GDDR5 such as these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133418
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121426

However, keep in mind that a graphics card upgrade will only help with game performance if the actual bottleneck is on your old graphics card. If your CPU is too slow and causing a bottleneck, then upgrading just the graphics card will not help much since the CPU is the one that's slowing everything down. What's your CPU and mainboard?

Also keep in mind that SWTOR seems to be a poorly coded game so even with the best hardware, the game still has FPS problems. You can read all about it from here:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=198142
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=233714
I'd say that the fastest Nvidia card that can still run fine with a 300W PSU and also under $100 is a GT 440 with 1GB GDDR5 such as these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133418

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121426



However, keep in mind that a graphics card upgrade will only help with game performance if the actual bottleneck is on your old graphics card. If your CPU is too slow and causing a bottleneck, then upgrading just the graphics card will not help much since the CPU is the one that's slowing everything down. What's your CPU and mainboard?



Also keep in mind that SWTOR seems to be a poorly coded game so even with the best hardware, the game still has FPS problems. You can read all about it from here:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=198142

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=233714

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K @4.4GHz
Mainboard: MSI Z77A-GD43 (Intel Z77 chipset)
Graphics: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC (GeForce GTX 660 Ti @1019MHz)
RAM: 2 x 4GB Visipro PC3-12800 (1.5V @933MHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
PSU: Seasonic Eco 600W SS-600BT Active PFC T3
Monitor: Asus VX239H (23" Full HD AH-IPS LED Display)

#2
Posted 02/18/2012 06:28 AM   
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