8600GT Crapped out Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: November 1, 2009 11:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous a b U Graphics card October 30, 2009 6:02:35 PM What should I get - under 150? Thank you. More about : 8600gt crapped shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card October 30, 2009 6:18:41 PM The best card for $150 is the Radeon HD4870. However, if you can sneak past your budget up to around $170, get the radeon HD4890. 'Tis a great card. bige420 October 30, 2009 6:26:14 PM 4870 is a great choice, would be a major improvement over your 8600gt. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Related resources Old computer crapped out , need to build a new one - Forum 1) Has GeForce 8600GT bit the dust? 2) Upgrade suggestions? - Forum Computer Crapped out . Help - Forum Nvidia 8600GT , 9400GT or radeon 4650 - Forum Old build finally crapped out . Need advice on the new set up! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b U Graphics card November 1, 2009 2:10:56 PM Thank you... Will the 4870 be okay with a crappy 305 watt PS? Sorry for the newbie questions. broketechjunkie November 1, 2009 3:58:29 PM A 300 watt PSU wouldn't suffice. Especially a OEM PSU which I'm assuming you have. What are your system specs (CPU/RAM)? If it was a prebuilt PC, what is the brand/Model? Gateway, dell, HP, etc... For the 4870 I recommend a 450 Watt MINIMUM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($50 MIR) 500W+ would be preferable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($59.99) notty22 a b U Graphics card November 1, 2009 4:13:27 PM get the geforce 9800 low power for 95 bucks. Save almost 50 percent than ATI card and you don't need any extra power connectors. If you had a strong enough cpu , yes the ati is a little faster, but for reference this card is almost 2x fast as your 8600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... coozie7 a c 129 U Graphics card November 1, 2009 5:00:56 PM +1 for the 9800, big upgrade and it'll run on your (Dell?) PSU with no problems at all, none. TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card November 1, 2009 11:33:24 PM Far better option would be the HD4770 which uses less power than the GF9800GT (which uses about the same as a 4830) so no worries about the PSU, and it outperforms the 9800 also. Wouldn't bother with a 9800 series card at this point in time, aging and under-powered. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum8800GT vs 8600GT Forum8600gt won't leave the motherboard ForumDell Dimension 5150 - XFX 8600GT graphics card installation problems. ForumReplacing my 8600GT Forum8600GT underperforming on Memtest?? ForumNeed help wit pny geforce 8600gt overclock settings ForumNeed advice on new graphics card, Nvidia geforce 8600GT has died ForumIs it safe to overclock the already OC'd 8600GT Sonic+ which Forumhd 4850 running like 8600gt ! helpp! ForumAnything to look at between a 8600GT & 8800GT? ForumNvidia 8600GT vs ATI 2600 vs 3650 ForumWant to upgrade from 8600GT ... ForumTHE 8600gt IS FINE FOR GAMING DONT BELIVE ANYHTING ELSE!! ForumEVGA 8600GT cooling? ForumGtx 660 [non-ti] or Radeon HD 7850 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !