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Looking to replace dead Graphics card - 8800GT

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May 16, 2010 7:38:47 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: $90-$120 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Crysis), movie editing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GeForce 8800GT (dead) w/ 480W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: HP Pavillion, Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHZ - E8400, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 / 64bit.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com / Amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ?

PARTS PREFERENCES: No pref, but have used NVIDIA in past two set ups

OVERCLOCKING: Not important
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just looking for a decent card to get me through the next couple years, with the ability to play games like Crysis, COD4 -- and peform well for normal useage with video editing and HDTV. I also hook up my HDTV, so dual DVI is a must. I've been looking at the (EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card) Is that a decent choice?

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May 16, 2010 7:46:54 PM

You might wanna pay a little bit more for a 5770, it's worth it.
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May 16, 2010 9:57:35 PM

i would get a Nvidia GTS 250 or ATI 4850 over the 9800GT. Both are better cards and within your stated budget.

an ATI 5770 would be a better match for your monitor but they start at $160.
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May 17, 2010 10:23:39 AM

What about PSU? brand? model?
For your budget, HD4850 is good, but if you doing some gaming then lower your screen resolution, it will help a lot... :) 
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