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My 8800GT is dead and need help picking out a new one

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September 26, 2011 3:45:20 PM

So I posted a thread asking what was wrong with my computer. Seems like the symptoms point to a murdered graphics card and now I need help finding an optimal replacement. My former graphics card was a EVGA 8800GT 512MB SC Edition and will be sorely missed. First I want to go with a manufacturer with a lifetime warranty which I had the opportunity of having with my 8800GT but my 17 year old self at the time was too stupid to register. The graphics heavy applications I use are playing HD movies and StarCraft II. With some searching around I've already got these in mind:

My budget is not too grand so these are some that looks to have enough performance for what I want. Thank you for your time and advice(s)

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September 26, 2011 3:53:36 PM

I'm a poor college student so I had to make a strict budget. If I didn't need my computer so bad I'd wait till next month to get something around that price but my grades are dependent on getting this computer up and running.
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September 27, 2011 4:01:59 PM

I'll sell you a 4770 for 50 dollars. Nice card plays high end games still and has 40nm chip in it.
September 27, 2011 4:06:17 PM

Get the fastest that you can afford, which is easily the 6770 of the cards you listed. I'm not sure it'd max SC2 with a stock Q6600 (and I don't know your resolution), but it will play it better than the 8800GT, to be sure.
September 27, 2011 6:07:45 PM

Thanks for the replies, I decided to go with the 6770. Which manufacturers are recommended? Aside from good service, I am looking for a life time warranty to make sure a dead card can be replaced.