Need Help - Purchasing New Video Card

OK so here is the skinny of it, my 7600 GS pettered out on me, I have an HP Pavalion Multimedia PC m7850n and I would like to get a better card, but I am within a budget of $220 no variance, I know I will need to replace the ATX PSU in the system so that is part of my cost.

Here is what I have been researching for cards and PSU, I really need opinions please to help me make the best choice for my dollar.

Video Card Choices
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102717
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150260

PSU Option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171018

Thank You in advanced. PM if you have better ideas for me.

Thanks
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  1. Go for HD 3850, its a very good card for the $, 2900pro is good too, its basically a lower clocked 2900XT, and they are alot better than 8600GT
    For PSU, go for Corsair 450, its better
  2. Anyone else?
  3. I have a strict budget of $220 your suggestion puts me over with that PSU
  4. 3850 is under 180$ my frnd.I think someone posted a link to bestbuy where they are giving 3850 for 150$. If u try a lil hard u should get it for around 170$ without any problems and ur psu is 49.99$.So yeah his suggestion does fit into 220$.
  5. I'd be shooting for a HD3850 and new PSU; forget the other two cards.

    Here is the BestBuy link, but it's sold out and most stores don't have them AFAIK. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8636657&type=product&id=1194053242019
  6. Maziar said:
    Go for HD 3850, its a very good card for the $, 2900pro is good too, its basically a lower clocked 2900XT, and they are alot better than 8600GT
    For PSU, go for Corsair 450, its better


    For your tight budget it seems as though the 3850 is your only option. I think BB has it for $150ish. Try and OC it to see if you can get more out of it.

    I would like to also mention I purchased a ThermalTake 500W PurePower PSU for $25 AR. It was at the egg, go check it out. I think they have 2 500W PSU, one really expensive, make sure you get the one with the Rebate. Should be about $50's without. I use this to power my 8800GT and OC'd E2180, so you would be all set, not only that it has a sweet dead silent 120mm fan that can be considered an exhaust fan as well.
  7. The neo 380 is getting small, but with a combined 28 amp on the 12v rail, it should handle the hD3850. At $25 AR it would save you some money toward the video card. I'd rather have an earthwatts 430W though.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103938
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371006
  8. Sheesh, you beat me too it.
  9. WoW you all rock!! thanks for the great advice
  10. Go with the HD 3850 and the EarthWatts power supply linked to, that would be the best combo for the price.
  11. Thank you all for the help in deciding this, I have gone with your recommendations and I am certain I will be very happy with this.

    BlackFireFox
    Minnesota
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