After much hesitation, finally got a new graphics card to replace mine old Leadtek PX9800GX2 1GB DDR3 which gives me BSOD EVERY SINGLE TIME I run any 3D games. This problem occurred just after a year! RMA once, but the problem came back to my RMAed set once my warranty is over! If I just use it normally (Programming/Internet/Work), it will work fine. But these task does not do justice to my Core 2 Quad with 8GB of RAM!
I thought that I am getting an iMac soon and will not need a graphics card, but after thinking for a few weeks, I think that is still a long way! I am guessing the iMac will be refreshed with a new design in September 2011 and that is the time I am going to get it!.
At first I wanted to get XFX Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 (S$299), but Fuewell at Sim Lim Square ran out of stock, so I ask the guy introduce me a graphics card with a budget of about S$300. He recommend me MSI N460GTX Cylone 768D5 (S$329) or Asus ENGTX460 TOP 768MD5 (S$319). Both come with 3 years warranty. In the end I chose MSI N460GTX Cylone 768D5 because the fan looks cooler! I paid by cash and I got S$4 off! So end up paying S$325. By the way, now you can pay NETS with no additional surcharge at Fuwell because they have manage to negotiate with NETS to keep the transaction fee low.
MSI N460GTX Cylone 768D5