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Baked my graphics card in the oven 4 times!

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April 13, 2013 12:49:50 AM

...and now I need a new one! Lol..

Seriously though, my graphics card has finally died after its long life. It died for the first time about 3 years ago I estimate and I read an interesting forum post about baking a dead card in the oven to reflow the solder. I gave it a try with nothing to lose(out of warranty).. It worked perfectly probably for another 2 years after the first bake, but then died again. Over the past year or so it has died again, been baked again, and reborn three more times. I'm amazed it lasted so long and I highly condone baking dead cards hehe. I have decided to let it rest in peace after it died this past week. The rest of my computer was purchased and assembled by myself around 2008 i think and hopefully in good working order.

Mobo: Gigabyte EP35-DS3L
8 gigs RAM
CPU: 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
Dead card: Nvidia 8800GTS 512
Temp card: Nvidia 7300LE

What new graphics card would you guys recommend based on the rest of my system? I use it mainly for gaming, web browsing, watching movies, etc. I haven't actually started looking at cards yet so I'm unsure of how much I'd be willing to spend at this point. I'd like to have a card that is maybe 15-30% better than the 8800, but nothing overkill. I'm beginning my search now and will update my post if I find some cards I like. Thanks for reading my long post and any help is greatly appreciated!

R.I.P. 8800GTS :( 

Thanks!

EDIT: Yeah I don't wanna spend more than 180$ on a card.. Closer to 100 is better heh. I found this card.. after a quick look any thoughts?

EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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