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January 22, 2011 8:43:52 PM

Hi, I am going to be upgrading my vid card and am looking for suggestions that could point me in the right direction. My current card is a Geforce 9600GT. My specs are as follows: AMD Phenom XII Black 3.4 quad core, 8gb ddr3 ram, Windows 7 64, 650 watt psu.

The main usage will be games (dc universe online) and video editing.

Not interested in overclocking.

I am looking for something that will be a significant upgrade, and stay within my budget, which is $150 (the cheaper the better).

I would prefer Nvidia as I've had problems with ATI cards in the past, but am open to anything.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 9:06:55 PM

Helltech said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That is decent, if you can splurge for a GTX 460 1GB though...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its about 160 dollars after Rebate and shipping, worth the 10 dollars over budget if you ask me.



I bought some galaxy products a little while ago i did all the rebate information correctly and they refused my rebate same with msi so dont count on that 30$..
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a c 153 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 9:14:09 PM

cia24 said:
I bought some galaxy products a little while ago i did all the rebate information correctly and they refused my rebate same with msi so dont count on that 30$..


Thats wierd I just did three different products from Galaxy as christmas presents for people and got all of my rebates... quickly also.
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 9:16:16 PM

Helltech said:
Thats wierd I just did three different products from Galaxy as christmas presents for people and got all of my rebates... quickly also.



I dont know why i was just posting what happened to me. I did the quick rebate lost 4$ tracked it for a few days they got all the paper work then denied it for no reason, litterly i got an email saying we cannot process your rebate and i dont know why.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 9:19:41 PM

cia24 said:
I dont know why i was just posting what happened to me. I did the quick rebate lost 4$ tracked it for a few days they got all the paper work then denied it for no reason, litterly i got an email saying we cannot process your rebate and i dont know why.


Wierd, I would have e-mailed them and asked them why. The most common reason they cannot reward rebates is becuase the post-mark date is later than the valid date for the rebate.
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 9:21:03 PM

Helltech said:
Wierd, I would have e-mailed them and asked them why. The most common reason they cannot reward rebates is becuase the post-mark date is later than the valid date for the rebate.



No all of that was ok on my part i have emailed and called them i keep getting the same b/s lol and i cant get a manager there "busy" lol
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 5:36:02 AM

jkins said:
Hi, I am going to be upgrading my vid card and am looking for suggestions that could point me in the right direction. My current card is a Geforce 9600GT. My specs are as follows: AMD Phenom XII Black 3.4 quad core, 8gb ddr3 ram, Windows 7 64, 650 watt psu.

The main usage will be games (dc universe online) and video editing.

Not interested in overclocking.

I am looking for something that will be a significant upgrade, and stay within my budget, which is $150 (the cheaper the better).

I would prefer Nvidia as I've had problems with ATI cards in the past, but am open to anything.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

For something like DCUO, even a 768Mb GTX460 is fine, and those are down to $145 ($105 with rebate). And, FWIW, I got my Galaxy $30 rebate on a 768Mb card in about a month. Hit or miss, I'm sure, just like all rebates.

Now, I'm an AMD guy, and I honestly have NEVER had problems with their cards, all the way back to the 9700Pro. Okay...I did have one issue with related to the 10.3 and 10.4 drivers with flickering on my DP monitor. It was fixed in 10.5, came back again in 10.11, then was fixed in 10.12. Other than that (heh-heh), not a single problem in 10 years. I've used nvidia (8800GTS 320Mb, 8800GT 512Mb and 9800GT 512Mb cards) and never had any issues with them, and I've got several customers that also request them and never any issues there, either. So...take that for what it's worth. For AMD, and that game specifically, a 5770 is fine. If you can splurge $20 extra and get it back with the rebate, a 6850 would make you quite happy. And I've NEVER not received a rebate from Sapphire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope that helps.

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