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Upgrading from 8800gt, 210$ budget - LF coldest gpu

May 25, 2011 11:15:53 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime
BUDGET RANGE: 150-210 AR

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming for SC2/Diablo 3/Watching Movies

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: XFX 8800GT, 700PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Q6600 CPU, 4GB RAM, Win 7 64Bit (using 4 yr old Alienware Aurora case for these 2 year old parts)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Prefer Amazon but Newegg is ok (Newegg charges CA tax)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer nVidia

OVERCLOCKING: No OC, No SLI

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Dual monitors: 1680x1050 and 1400x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
My primary concern is heat and durability. I need a card that is reputably known to have low heat temperatures when playing 3D games. I live in Southern California valley where summer days are easily over 90F degrees. Also, i have a crappy alienware case that i know has bad airflow so I need a card now that will sustain low temps and survive so in the future down the line, i will be able to build a new computer and bring this video card over.

my budget is under 210$. I dont care about noise. I prefer to stick with the stock cooler with no intentions to overclock.

Thank you in advance!
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