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Replacement for 8800GT 512DDR3

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February 1, 2012 12:00:17 PM

Hey everyone,
My current GPU(8800gt 512mb) has gone bad and hence need replacement for the same asap. Other PC specs have been mentioned below, which I need to keep the same. So please recommend considering my current setup.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Asap
BUDGET RANGE: USD $150-200

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, everything like COD, Crysis, WSBK, NFS, Assassins creed etc.

CURRENT POWER SUPPLY: Coolermaster 600W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel E8400 3.0Ghz, MSI P43-Neo Mobo, 4gb 667mhz ram.

PARTS PREFERENCES: MSI

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am from Mumbai, so if anyone could recommend the manufacturer depending on their after sales services it would be helpful.

Thank You.
February 1, 2012 12:19:58 PM

sunnk said:
for that budget hd 6870 will be good and powerful enough to handle that games on high settings and sapphire is an good brand to buy.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately that card in India is much more expensive hence out of budget.
Cards in my budget are:
GTS 450, 550 TI
6770,6790,6850

Please recommend amongst these.
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February 1, 2012 12:21:22 PM

Some Radeon HD 6850s unlock to a 6870, so check with that first, also a Radeon HD 6850 is ways better than the 6790 and 6770, definitely go for it.
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February 1, 2012 12:24:05 PM

*I think the 6850's don't actually unlock to 6870s, since the shaders can't be unlocked (they're apparently locked at ASIC level or something like that) but the 6850s can be flashed with a BIOS that has it run at 6870 speeds, allowing you to get almost similar performance.
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February 1, 2012 12:26:47 PM

You mean 6950 to 6970, no?

From those options the best choice is 6850. Find one that has a better cooler. Also overclock your CPU, your motherboard should support even a slight overclock(i think). Get it to 3.5Ghz if you can. At list that way your CPU will not be a bottleneck for your video card.

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February 1, 2012 12:27:48 PM

eternalshenron said:
Thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately that card in India is much more expensive hence out of budget.
Cards in my budget are:
GTS 450, 550 TI
6770,6790,6850

Please recommend amongst these.


what is your budget?because i m also from india you will get that card for rs10,000 in india online go and check computer hardware shop near you because in hardware shops the graphics cards are cheaper you will get it around rs 8000.:) 

from which city you are?
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February 1, 2012 12:34:25 PM

In india 6850 is 20$ more expensive compared to 6790. Do you guys think its worth it considering that my CPU can cause a bottleneck. I am not very techy so no overclocking business for me.
@sunnk: I've checked on flipkart and ebay, both of them are quoting very high rate 12000+ for the 6870.
I am from Mumbai, Thane.
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February 1, 2012 12:38:56 PM

Yes it is worth it. You don't have to be very "techy" to overclock. You just go into bios and change some numbers. You just need to read a guide(witch there is on toms site in the overclocking section).

Plus your CPU is the most overclock-able(or one of the most) one for SK 775.
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February 1, 2012 12:47:03 PM

overclocking guide for your cpu.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl...

i m also from mumbai i m getting gpus in cheaper price in lemington road just go and check the hardware shop near you really they sell computer hardwares in cheaper price.:) 
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February 1, 2012 1:26:37 PM

if ur tight in budjet you can buy the 6790,u be safe in that resolution but like other said if you can push ur budjet just a little bit more to afford the 6850 then i think thats the better choice and can satisfy you in most games
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February 1, 2012 1:32:36 PM

Thanks for the OCing link, thats very kind of you to look it up for me.
Another worry I have with ocing is the temp, My CPU reaches 72c under load, will it be safe to overclock it? how much of a bump does oc create in terms of temp?
6850 is pretty much in budget...

@sunnk: I've heard there is lot of duplicate parts for sale in lamington, could you confirm this.
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February 1, 2012 3:25:56 PM

Get a 6870, Overclock your CPU, be happy.
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February 1, 2012 3:51:10 PM

I used a GTS 450 for a long time and could play games on medium-high at 1600X900 so either the 550ti (Overclocked GTS 450) or the GTS 450 will do just fine
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February 1, 2012 4:06:57 PM

6850 hands down and its a great little card with lots of punch for little money.
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February 1, 2012 4:32:13 PM

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from your case. If temps persist change the thermal paste, something like mx2 or mx4 or arctic silver 5. After that overclock.
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February 1, 2012 4:42:47 PM

ionut19 said:
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from your case. If temps persist change the thermal paste, something like mx2 or mx4 or arctic silver 5. After that overclock.


I do clean up my system on regular basis and the thermal paste has been recently changed. I checked out a few heatsinks for my cpu but they are out of my budget. Considering the high temps of my cpu would it be recommendable to overclock my system.
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February 1, 2012 4:48:15 PM

Verify how the heat sink is sitting on the CPU. It might not be well fixed on to your motherboard.

The temps are too high for a non overclocked CPU. Also the thermal paste that is now might be trash or badly applied. The stock heat sink should cope with 500Mhz of overclock, because mine did from 2.66 to 3.1Ghz and i have a 65nm CPU witch is hotter than a 45nm CPU(yours). Also when you decide to overclock start a new thread in the overclocking forum(we don't want to mix up things).

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February 2, 2012 6:34:51 AM

@sunnk: I've heard there is lot of duplicate parts for sale in lamington, could you confirm this.


dont worry about that because most of the people in mumbai buying thier parts from lemington road even i but buy it from the best shop Prime ABGB it is the best shop in lemington road.

contact numer.

Prime ABGB :
+91 22 23896600
+91 22 23855500

i think this will help you dont forget to take the bill.good luck.:) 
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February 5, 2012 7:18:41 AM

yes both hd 6870 and hd 6850 will work with your psu and they uses less power so no need to worry and ha did that contacts works for you?.
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