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 *SOLVED* Brand new pc just crapped out - Forum Seagate 3tb crapped out - need help - Forum Something crapped out in my pc - Forum Issue with my rig. Just crapped out on me - Forum HP Desktop Crapped Out - 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 191 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 SolvedOld MoBo crapped out. Looking at these upgrades. Forum SolvedFPS problems after BFG GTX 8800 OC crapped out Forum Video driver crapped out, can't fix Forum Stock cooler crapped out; time for a new cooler Forum Computer Crapped out. Help Forum Asetek 510c Crapped out on me, and I'm not that good with hardware. Forum 5970 Finally Crapped out? Forum Old build finally crapped out. Need advice on the new set up! Forum New System Crapped out... HELP! Forum Dell xps 400 video card crapped out Forum Graphics Card crapped out; buying new Forum HELP...p55 ud6 system crapped out after 5 days...no post Forum HELP...new system crapped out after 5 days...no post Forum P5W DH Deluxe coax crapped out on me- advice? Forum 5 years old Dell crapped out. Tell me why. Forum 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 !