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Replacing a dead 8800 GTS

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January 27, 2011 6:46:42 PM

My 3 year old GeForce 8800 GTS 320mb card just died and I'm looking to replace it with a sub- $100 card. Will the GeForce 240 or 430 give me as good as performance as or better than my trusty old friend?
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January 27, 2011 7:16:12 PM

I would choose the Geforce 240, the 430 is less powerfull.
Anyway the Geforce 240 would be better (not much) than your 8800 GTS.
Try to buy the GDDR5 Version.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 7:39:49 PM

this card is pushing your budget a little, its gonna be pretty much exactly $100 after shipping. but its a gts 450 (i have a 450 in one of my builds and its incredibly fast. easily twice as good as your 8800)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 27, 2011 8:05:09 PM

As the poster above states the 450 is a great choice if you can go just a hair over $100.

If not, the GT 240 is a great budget card with performance very comparable to the 9800 GT (see nVidia's site). One or more of them is almost always on sale at newegg for around $60-$80 after rebate.
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January 27, 2011 9:03:28 PM

I said "very comparable to" not "equivalent to" but you make some good points. For the price, however, it's quite a good card for those on a budget (no sli capability tho).

Agree that the 430 is not a viable choice.
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a b U Graphics card
January 28, 2011 12:43:26 AM

galeener said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is a little over your budget but will last through a lot more games than the 450.
Its on sale and would just be about 10-12 dollars over budget shipped.
Of course you will have to mess with a mail in rebate.


His budget is >$100. Mail-in-rebates aren't always accepted.
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January 28, 2011 1:30:25 AM

That would be why I included the information on the mail in rebate. I know if I was posting on a subject and some one included a little information that I may not have thought of it wouldn't bother me to have more choices. Most people are not totally hard locked on a price. I must be lucky because I have not had a rebate not honored yet.
It may have taken a while but I eventually got the money.
The 460 is a totally higher class of card and would be worth the 10 bucks.
But if he is hard locked the 250 is probably the best choice. Also if he trusts ebay a lot of cards are making their way there now that the 560 Ti is available.
This is my opinion you have the right to your own.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
January 28, 2011 4:17:16 AM

ebay is more expensive than what i can get from a store, even second hand stuff. its amazing really.
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January 28, 2011 4:22:13 AM

Yep sometimes it is its really sad that people expect their equipment not to depriciate any over time. Some of the prices are higher than retail now because they are going from the original cost. Sometimes you can find a bargain though.
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