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Replace my Geforce 8800 GT

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August 3, 2010 11:37:42 PM

Budget: $50-$150

I got recommendations for a build here back in January of 2008. We built three of these, one for my wife and one for me and my sister in law built one aswell.

My video hard has started doing weird stuff lately, so I need to replace it. It looks like it still may be under warranty, but I never registered so I guess I get to buy a new one.

I only use it to play World of Warcraft, so a recommendation for the same card or one slightly better would be appreciated.

My current specs are below.

Thanks!


EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: CMPSU-550VX

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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August 3, 2010 11:46:50 PM

ATI Radeon HD 5770 is usually just slightly over $150. I'd go with whichever one has a display port and is the cheapest at the date of purchase.

At the moment it would be the HIS model for $139.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2010 11:57:53 PM

hushed said:
Budget: $50-$150

I got recommendations for a build here back in January of 2008. We built three of these, one for my wife and one for me and my sister in law built one aswell.

My video hard has started doing weird stuff lately, so I need to replace it. It looks like it still may be under warranty, but I never registered so I guess I get to buy a new one.

I only use it to play World of Warcraft, so a recommendation for the same card or one slightly better would be appreciated.

My current specs are below.

Thanks!


EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: CMPSU-550VX

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


Get GTX 260 or GTX 460 if you got another $50. ATI 5770 may not work for your motherboard since it only supports PCI-E x16. PCI 2.0 is fine to your motherboard but not ATI 5000 series which is PCI-E 2.1.
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August 4, 2010 12:14:43 AM

yanje03 said:
Get GTX 260 or GTX 460 if you got another $50. ATI 5770 may not work for your motherboard since it only supports PCI-E x16. PCI 2.0 is fine to your motherboard but not ATI 5000 series which is PCI-E 2.1.


Anyone know for a fact that the 5770 wouldn't work with my motherboard? I ask because yanje03 says it may not work. I really don't have an extra $50 dollars. As it is, $150 is at the top of my budget.
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August 4, 2010 12:42:25 AM

hushed said:
Anyone know for a fact that the 5770 wouldn't work with my motherboard? I ask because yanje03 says it may not work. I really don't have an extra $50 dollars. As it is, $150 is at the top of my budget.


I got a brand new 9800GTX+ for 75 bucks on sale at Worst Buy.
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August 4, 2010 12:45:08 AM

Nvidia has yet to release a new video card at the budget you have. This means you need to either buy a new AMD card, or buy a new Nvidia card that supports DX10 only. If the 5770 is to much, even the 5750 will be faster then your 8800GT. The 5750 has about the speed of the GTS250, which is the 9800GTX+ with a different name. On the bright side the 5750 will use less power then your 8800GT.
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August 15, 2010 12:35:34 AM

Best answer selected by hushed.
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