Recommendations for upgrade from Nvidia GeForce 8600 256 mb video card?

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Subject: Recommendations for upgrade from Nvidia GeForce 8600 256 mb video card?
Posted by:  Doc (docsavage…@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

Currently I have an Nvidia GeForce 8600 256 mb PCIe card. I'm not a
big gamer but have been playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 which is a
couple of years old and find I can't run it on the highest quality
setting. It doesn't look bad at the med setting but wondering what it
would look like on the highest available settings.

What's a card that would give a decent upgrade in performance, and
give me the headroom to play newer FPS games? Doesn't have to be
latest greatest and I'm not too proud to go used off eBay.

One thing I find I need to be conscious of are the PSU specs. Mine is
an Antec Earthwatts EA380, 380 watt. I was looking at an EVGA -
GeForce GT 520 2GB currently on sale at Best Buy but it requires min
18 watts on the 12v rail and this PSU apparently has 17 watts.

Thanks for all input.

System Specs:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L mobo
XP Pro SP3
Core2 Duo E6550 2.33 ghz
Antec Earthwatts EA380 380 watt PSU
Nvidia GeForce 8600 256 mb video

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