Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13
I assume it's not good for high-end stuff without overheating.
Overheating isn't a problem, that card isn't capable of high end stuff.
Better question is what do you want to do with the card, and how much are you looking to spend?
At this point, I don't need anything that's over the top or with a high price tag, as I am on a budget. My last card (nVidia) was only $50 bucks for 512MB ram and it worked perfectly for everything I threw at it, so I plan to spend the same again.
I do play some games, which are mostly older made several years ago, 2007 and below, with some being arcade and console emulation. I also do photo editing with Photoshop CS5, video editing with Sony Vegas 9, watching online videos and HD movies, and other tasks that don't generally require a graphics card, but more a fast processor.
I've seen many of the brands listed here over at my local Frys, I was just never sure if any of them were good. EVGA always stood out to me as cheap due to their packaging, but then again, I was judging a book by its cover.
Keep in mind, I can only get a card that works well with a 300w power supply. Anything higher and I'll fry my motherboard.
I'll try out EVGA since I see a high customer satisfaction rating. I'll keep y'all posted to any new developments.