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May 6, 2010 6:10:00 PM

My old 9800 GT 512 ram burnt out because of my idiot friend.

I was wondering are there any upgrades from I get from the 9800 in the 90-100 range?

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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2010 6:25:44 PM

This is probably better suited for the Graphics and Displays forum, and a mod can probably fix that, but I will try answer your question for you here anyhow. :D 

The quick answer, is probably not. You should be able to replace the power of the 9800gt for about $100, but probably not a sizable upgrade. Since the old one is dead and you need a replacement, just go for best card you can afford. If that budget can be stretched a bit, a 5750 might be a solid choice for a decent upgrade, or even a 5770 (which matches/outperforms a 4870).
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May 6, 2010 6:35:52 PM

Pretty much what im trying to do is just get something better (not a HUGE upgrade or sizable one) just so I can run the games I was with my 9800 with a little bit more power.

If you can rec. any cards at all that are a upgrade for about 100, thats fine. It will help me out a lot, like I said I'm not trying to blow my old card out of the water I just want something slightly better.
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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2010 6:54:26 PM

ATi 4770 $105 free shipping and a $15 mail in rebate (90 total cost):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Should outperform the 9800gt at least a little bit, and use similar, if not less power. Plus, with XFX you will have a double lifetime warranty, so if any other destructive friends leave their mark on it, you have an avenue of compensation. Double lifetime means that if you sell it, the first second-hand owner also has a lifetime warranty, increasing it's resale value.
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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2010 6:57:28 PM

Found this one too, if you have a strong enough PSU, would be a bigger upgrade than a 4770:
ATI 4850 512mb free shipping 105, 90 after mail in rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire instead of XFX, which is another brand I trust, as even though they don't have the warranty coverage of XFX, I have never had to claim a warranty on a Sapphire card.

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May 10, 2010 4:16:31 PM

Personally i would suggest you save And Go For Either The 4850 1GB or A HD 5770 Just as a nice showpiece.

Good Luck There man!:D 
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a c 124 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 2:12:56 AM

I'd suggest, for that price, checking out the 4850 and 4870 cards. Pretty big improvement over a 9800GT but still around that $100
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a c 273 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 3:47:32 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Overclocking to section Graphic & Displays by Mousemonkey
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