I am hoping to spend some tax return money for a new video card. I can spend about $200, maybe more if the price is worth the performance, but not too much more. I am looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
The only complaint I have seen is the fan noise, so I plan on getting another fan for it if it is not too hard to do, is this a good video card for the price?
Don't buy a video card. Whatever you want to buy will become insanely cheap the moment you buy it, and you will want to commit hara-kiri with your girlfriend as the beheader.
Take the money, invest it in gold stocks or an energy mutual fund. Keep a little of it over and take your girlfriend somewhere nice for dinner. Buy a video card later. This is what tax returns are for.
Umm....right, lol. I will only get about $3000 for tax return if that. Me and my girlfriend do not go out to eat much anymore due to us having a baby, we stay at home with her and spend most of our time with our daughter instead of going out to eat, but anyway about those cards...
The 200 bucks range will get you a decent 7900GT or x1950Pro at the moment. BTW, you've gotta fix those links so that people can help you make a decision.
XFX offers a silent heatpipe edition called the XXX. It may fit your needs.