My son has a GTX560SE graphics card. For Christmas, he's looking to upgrade it. What would be a good upgrade (NVIDIA) that would give him worthwhile additional graphics performance for e.g. Battlefield 4 at a reasonable price? And: is he likely to find himself limited by the fact that he 'only' has an AMD Bulldozer FX4100 quad core processor (which we can't afford to upgrade at the same time as the graphics card)?
Not his budget - mine... :-( He wants it for Christmas. I really don't want to spend more than £200.
It's a Coolermaster 500w PSU. I don't know any more about it than that. However, the research I've done so far tells me that the GTX660 (if that's where we end up) actually draws less power than the GTX560SE. I know wattage isn't everything, but...
I guess it's kind of a budget PC. It cost me £450 a year ago for the quad core Bulldozer, GTX560SE, 8GB memory, 1TB disk, decent case, no OS.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. 8GB RAM.
The monitor is a 32” HD-ready (i.e. not 1,920 x 1,080) LCD TV.
Not sure about case dimensions, but it’s a largeish case – mid-size at worst, full-size at best.
Btw: I have a preference for NVIDIA over Radeon.
The PC in question, by the way, is here in updated form (different mobo, GTX650…)
That is correct rdave13 but my pc supplier said even at full stress the power draw on the graphics card alone is sufficient with a decent 450w supply,they could have ripped me off and said its no good buy a new one but they didnt and so far its been ok,the pc case doesnt even seem to get warm when gaming for a few hours non stop