yes the 6800 is a very good cardd. although not high end. id say if money doesnt permit it but if money doesnt id go with the 7800 series. although you might have to upgrade power supply
I recently purchased a fairly cheap computer from Dell. I managed to get a pretty good deal, and here are the specs:
Pentium D @ 2.8Ghz
1 GB Dual Channel DDR2
x600SE 256 w/ Hypermemory
160GB Hard drive
This system comes with a 350-watt power supply, I am pretty sure.
This computer's primary function will most likely be gaming, and while I don't need to have all the highest setting, being able to run medium-high resolutions and setting with a decent FPS is a priority for me. I realize that my video card is my downfall, as it is not that great of a card. I am seriously considering upgrading my video card, possibly to a 6800GS 256MB. My budget is anywhere from 100-275$. My questions are:
1) Is this a good card for the money, and will it be compatible with my system?
2) If I upgrade to this card (or a higher one) will I need to add additional Power Supply to my system? I couldn't find PSU requirements anywhere, and I am really inexperienced with upgrading computers.
3) Is it even possible to add extra wattage to my machine for cheap?
4) Would adding an extra 1GB of RAM off newegg leave a notable difference? I am willing to shell out the 70-80$ if so.
By the way, my model is an XPS 400 from Dell. Thank you so much for the support in advance.