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Advice on replacing my 2600 hd

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December 12, 2010 12:47:48 AM

Hello everyone.

I have a xt 2600HD that just went out and I hoped to just replace it with something else. I really do not keep up with this stuff to much and while doing some research I was easily overwhelmed, hoped you could help me.

I am not a huge gamer. I do game but nothing hardcore but I would like to get something equal or better than what I had which nowadays seeing how that was old should be easy, right? Any advice? Ati, Nvidia whichever. I am planning on spending 150 or less only, prefer less since its around Xmas. I have a Dell machine (XPS 420) with the stock PSU which limits me I do know. It is listed at 375 watts and I really do not wish to upgrade the psu at this time..

Any advice on a decent card that will beat my 2600? I really appreciate the help in advance. I hope to buy online in the next few days.

Thanks again folks.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 2:44:54 AM

I'd grab an HD5670. It's perfectly in your price range at ~$80, it's much more powerful than your 2600XT, and is probably the best offer you can get for your situation.
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a c 190 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:27:24 AM

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GT240 or HD5670 is the perfect choice for your budget (below $100).
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 3:51:48 AM

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Yeah, a 5670 of newegg is pretty much the best deal.
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December 12, 2010 11:50:25 AM

Thanks for the info folks. I actually had the gt 240 on my list of possibles. I will look @ the 5670 as well. I do appreciate the help
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 1:41:01 PM

The 5670 is actually a bit more powerful than the GT240, plus it runs cooler and has DX11.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 12, 2010 4:41:46 PM

It'll be just fine. XFX has lifetime warranties with their cards IIRC, and non-reference models aren't needed with such a small, cool card.
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December 12, 2010 10:55:26 PM

I do appreciate the help folks. I will order it tonight. Looking forward to it

Again. Thanks
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December 15, 2010 6:56:20 PM

Card received and installed. Thanks again for the help folks. Seems to be a fine card for my system. No issues as of yet.

Thanks
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 6:57:00 PM

Grats. Hope everything works out to be good for you.
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