I have a Gateway GT5408. I want to throw in a 650 Watt PSU and a new graphics card. Will a Sapphire Vapor - X Radeon HD 5770 fit in my case? Will it Bottleneck my CPU? (I was told by someone that it would). If it will is there another card I could use? The PC is old and I don't want to upgrade the OS, mobo, or CPU. I don't think I can oc the CPU, and if I did the case may not be vented enough to handle the heat.
My budget for the card is $100 - $125 USD. Any suggestions?
I am not a hardcore gamer, but would at least like to play some games. The integrated graphics doesn't allow for any games to be played on this thing. I was looking for something that could play games
like Amnesia, Penumbra, and maybe some others (The Sims 3, yea..I'm a girl!). Don't want to spend a whole lot of money and don't need the most powerful card on the market.
This is the card I was thinking of getting.
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
OS: Vista SP1
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 1.80 GHz , 1.80 GHz
RAM: 3GB DDR2
Current PSU: 300 Watts
(switching it out with a 650 watt)
MoBo: Intel D945GCF (Pretty much the same as the D945GCL...just made exclusively for Gateway...from what I am told)
Please help! It seems the more I research the more lost I get!