I think my card may have just died?

it was a bfg8800gtx, and seeing how good BFG's lifetime warranty is right now, I'm back in the market for a new video card... I'm seeing the same effects that this guy had

same card and we both have gigabyte mobos so I'm looking at literally the same things right now.

trouble first started when I hooked the card to my tv. guess that pushed it over the edge, I did also put a dvi-hdmi adapter on it but don't think that would have any adverse affect. I hooked the computer to the my old monitor and it still goes through the same screens, and where his will boot to windows, mine gets the blue screen talking about something wrong with the graphics.

my current setup is an

windows vista
sans video card

built in late 2006, so it's had a good run, but I'm just wondering if there's a good card out there that will be better than the 8800gtx but not be a bottle neck?

and I'm thinking about maybe just gutting it and building a new one, so if there were any good recommendations on processor,ram,mobo or video card they'd be appreciated as well

used for some video editing here and there, and looking for a card where I'd be able to fully max out recent games while running at 1920x1080

thanks for any help or comments, I haven't been too up to date on the video card scene so I feel really lost looking at all the stuff out there
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  1. What's your budget?
  2. i'll be using the same case,dvd/cd drive, and power supply(700W)

    so i'd say max $900but I'm looking for the best bang for the buck so less the better. I'd prefer an intel i7 series processor and thats the only thing I'm preferential on.
  3. On the graphics side, if you want equal or better performance to your 8800GTX you could go with:

    GTX 470, HD 5850, 6870, 9800 GX2, GTX 285, GTX 460 1GB, GTX 465, 6850, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 460 768 MB , HD 4870, HD 5770, HD 4890, HD 5830

    Out of those the best looking ones are the GTX 470, the 6850 or 5850 and the GTX 460 1Gb.

    Discrete: 8800 Ultra, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, GTS 250, GTS 450 Discrete: HD 3870 X2, HD 4850, HD 5750
    Mobility: HD 4850, HD 5850
  4. I've picked up a gtx460, it's workings nicely for the time being but I'm going to upgrade my entire rig when tax season arrives.

    I'll be making the jump from my e6600 to whatever best bang for the buck i7 I can get. hopefully the 950.

    anyone have any recommendations for RAM? best bang for the buck.
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