Replacing my dead 8600 gts

My 8600 gts graphics card is dead, and i am looking into a cheap decent under 75 dollar graphics card. I am NOT a hardcore gamer, and dont mind playing games on medium to high settings, i mostly play racing games like need for speed, dirt, grid and burnout. Is the gt 210 a good replacement card for me?
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  1. No, the geforce 210 isn't a gaming card. A good, cheap card for gaming at low resolutions is the HD4670;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792627%201067944045&name=Radeon%20HD%204670
    Just avoid the DDR2 card mixed in there.
  2. how about the gt 220?
  3. Nope, not good for gaming.
  4. is there any good nvidea cards thats good for gaming around 75 to 100 dollars?
  5. 9600GT or 9800GT. There's also the GT 240 but it is overpriced in comparison.
  6. argh6601 said:
    is there any good nvidea cards thats good for gaming around 75 to 100 dollars?


    Lol, fanboy alert :P.
  7. You can get a 9800 GT for $79 after MIR on newegg. That is the best card you can get under a hundred dollars in either ATI or Nvidia.

    The Nividia GT 240 is intended to replace the 9800 GT at the $90 mark--but is not as fast of a card and costs more.

    (The best ATI card you could get would be the single 4830 thats still available on newegg for $94.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161260&cm_re=4830-_-14-161-260-_-Product )

    The 4670 is a good value card if you prefer the $55-65 price range, but will not perform as well as a 9800gt.

    (unless there are some really awesome sales that I have missed)
  8. What is your CPU and motherboard? It's possible it won't be able to push the 9800 GT to its maximum output. If you need something less than a 9800 GT,
    try this for $72:

    Open Box: JATON Video-PX4670-EX Radeon HD 4670 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139052R
  9. CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 3100 MHz (15.5 x 200) 6000+
    Motherboard Name Asus M3A78 (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset AMD 770, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
    DIMM2: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
    BIOS Type AMI (09/22/09)
    Power Supply is a Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
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    All in all, i bought a HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card from newegg for 80 bucks with free shipping. That seemed to be best card that was in the middle of my budget and should fits my needs as a casual gamer and not a hardcore high quality gamer like most people
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