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Graphics Card buying help requested

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July 15, 2011 11:12:31 PM

Hey guys. I'm looking to buy a new graphics card. I need some advice though. Here's what I'm looking for;

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow or Sunday BUDGET RANGE: USD $80-100

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD Movie Content, Multimedia

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA 9800 GT 512MB - Corsair GS700 Watt PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core 2 Quad Core CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 6GB DDR2 RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Best Buy.com, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com and the country of origin is the United States.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preferences.

OVERCLOCKING: If possible MaybeSLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (Looking to upgrade soon after to 1920x1080.)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Essentially I'm looking for a card that won't run as hot as the current one I have when presented with stressing things like games. I don't play the most demanding games out there, but I'd like a card that can handle it if possible for this price range. I'd also like it to run a bit less loud than the one I have which often sounds very loud under even normal load.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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