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July 15, 2013 3:34:05 AM

Hello!

Long story short, the fan on my old graphics card has failed causing my graphics card to overheat and crash. My current rig is very old and I'm about to start working after 8 years of Uni.

I need to replace my graphics card with a cheap stop-gap to last me until later in the year when I can purchase an entirely new rig.
(I'm aware that replacing the fan on the gfx card is an option but I'm not confident in doing this)

All I need it to do is run World of Warcraft until later in the year. I don't need it to move mountains with the power of it's processor.

I'm really hoping not to break the £50 mark on it.

I'm currently looking at the following graphics card:
xfx amd radeon 6670 hd 2gb pci-e
http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-6670-hd-2gb...

(apologies if that link did not work)


My current rig is as follows (promise not to laugh)
General Information
CPU - Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA965p (could not tell you any further other than system model = AWRDACPI)
RAM - 2GB DDR 2
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Power Supply - 700W
Operating System - Windows 7
Resolution - 1440x900


Other info as per moderator topic:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: As above, World of Warcraft, doesn't need to do anything special

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT, current PSU 700W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: As above

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anywhere deliverying to UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: None specific

OVERCLOCKING: Nope

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Doesn't need to be anything special :) 


I'm grateful for any advice you can give me.

Thanks

Foo

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July 15, 2013 3:57:11 AM

I know you said that you are not confident in replacing the fan on your current GPU, but most people are under the misconception that it is very difficult. In reality it is just like replacing the heatsink on a CPU. Thermal paste is pretty much all you need. There are plenty of informative tutorials throughout You-tuve, please consider taking a look at those first. It will work out much cheaoper in the end. =)

if you really do ahve to buy a GPU though, and it only needs to last a year, then go ahead and buy the one you linked. (The link works, yay!) =) It will be fine for now.
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July 15, 2013 3:13:17 PM

Many thanks bud :) 
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