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?
More aboutlooking replace dead graphics card 8800gt
You might wanna pay a little bit more for a 5770, it's worth it.
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.