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Need a new (cheap) video card

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December 22, 2011 1:03:16 AM

The fan on my current GeForce 9800 GT is going, played a few hours of TF2 Monday, checked my temps after...it hit 111 celcius, yeah, not good. Currently underclocking the card to lower the temp a bit.

Dell OPP150 (I know, it hurts, was given the PC by a friend when mine died earlier this year)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
20 inch LED/LCD, 1600 x 900 / 60 Hz
4 Gigs, DDR2 RAM
750 Watt PSU
Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Alas, I'm a bit strapped for cash right now so I can't go much over $50-70 USD. I don't need something that can run Skyrim on max or anything, just able to handle some of the newer games. I'm even fine with near minimum graphics as long as the FPS is somewhat decent.

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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:05:15 AM

I'd say either a Radeon 6670 or 6750 if you can find it for cheap enough.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:10:27 AM

Hey, there's nothing wrong with a Dell, its more on what the inside that counts, such as your Core2Quad, which is still a beast today.

As far as a recommendation, I would say the Radeon 5670 or 6670 would be your best bet. They are no question the best cards you can get for under $100.

Right now there though, there is some really really good stuff on sale for Christmas, like close to $100 off certain things if you can find them. This is one of the best out there right now, I actually have one.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:16:37 AM

My freind has a similar system: His whole system was getting insanely hot. I suggest you get a new case, and a few fans.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:31:13 AM

o_0 111 celcius... wow water just boils there.

I suggest saving money then putting extra fans there or upgrade to 6850.
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