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Buying New GFX card, need advice

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Hello to all of you wonderful people at OC.net,

I am planning to get a vid card under $160 and a cheap new PSU.
My specs are:

Pentium Dual Core 2.8 ghz e6300, 8gb ddr2, bestec atx-560-12z (250w), intel gma 3100. Mobo is pengatron benicia 1.01 (which is a branch of asus). I think it only has 1 pci-e slot.

so what is the best vid card for that price? I play Starcraft 2 mainly and would like to run in on fairly high settings on 1600x900. I play some other new fpses as well. I will prolly get this 530 W psu :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152028

I think it will fit/be compatible with the mobo.

the radeon hd 5850 right now is ~$180 right now and that is too expensive for me. On the other hand, the GTX 460 is ~145 on amazon and looks very appealing.

I will not be not doing any CF/SLI at all.

Thank you for your input
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Get the 460. Excellent price point for the money. You will def me happy with it.
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Hi

that GPU is good, but I think you'll be running into problems in Starcraft 2 with that CPU. To really improve your FPS, you might need to upgrade the processor as well.
    
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