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Replacing a Geforce 8800 GT

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September 16, 2010 10:51:38 PM

Hi all,

My 8800 GT is dying on me and I'm looking to find the most bang for my buck in a replacement. Help?

This is the card I want to replace: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, and I already have 4GB of RAM. Other hardware as follows:



What card do you think I should get? Willing to make other small upgrades if necessary.

Thanks.

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September 16, 2010 11:32:44 PM

You really need to supply a budget and what CPU you are using. The CPU is important because of bottleneck concerns and the budget is obvious.
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September 17, 2010 12:10:33 AM

Budget I'd like to stay in the 200 range if possible. CPU is Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600 as linked above.
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September 17, 2010 12:31:12 AM

Here is a link to Tom's monthly list of best video cards for the price. The septemeber compilation should be out soon. As this is August the prices may have shifted slightly, but in general its a good judge of price/performance. Importantly it lists what resolutions each recommendation is good at. So if you're monitor limits you to something under 1920x1200, thats something to keep in mind.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad...

To maximize the life of that quad, you could go with a 1gb radeon 5830 or a Nvidia 768mb gtx 460, both of those are around the $200 range, I would only recommend those if you plan to keep your rig for around another 2 years. Otherwise a Radeon 5750 or a 5770 would probably be better values for you in the near future.
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