I could use a little help please. Have an evga 8800gtx, lifetime support. There isn't any game I can't play with it, love it, had it for years without a hitch. However, last month it crashed. Evga sent me a replacement (refurb, which I understand). Took 3 weeks, again understandable. Got it Monday, and it crashed Friday. Artifacts on POST. Not me, changed power supplies (both 650w), still same. Put in a 6800gt and works fine, so not the MB (680i). They are RMA again, however I don't wanna keep doing this. Is there a cheap equivalent (SLI is fine) to replace the card on EBAY or something, say like 2 7900 gt in sli? Or maybe a used ATI?
Just found out they're sold. Anyways, looking at radeon 5750 and 5850. I read I can put an ATI on my evga 680i board.
I'm into performance. I play a lot of shooters. I just need advice. I spent almost $600 on that 8800 gtx 2 or 3 yrs ago, and can't do it again.
Just for ease of installation the GTS250 looks good, a slight upgrade from the 8800 and it's around the $100 mark.
The HD5750 has similar performance but will run cooler and, probably quieter but it's a little more expensive and you MAY run into driver issues unless you fully uninstall and sweep the existing Nvidia software from the system.
Ok. One more quick question please. Narrowed it down to GTX 460 great reviews. Now, the regular 1gb one, or the evga "superclocked" one. I can get the regular 1gb on ebay for $125. Remember this is replacing the 8800 GTx. Thanks
Personally I would go for the Gigabyte model for it has some cooling for the power vrm which most do not and is one of the leading causes of failure for the GTX460. If you go for the MSI cards then you will need to mod them but that is cheap as well very easy.