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Upgrading GeForce 8600 GTS; Budget $100

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April 6, 2012 9:46:30 PM

My previous graphics card stopped working for me so I need to upgrade to a new one.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week or next week BUDGET RANGE: Below $100 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (World of Warcraft) & home theater/watching movies

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS and Antec EA-650 PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 CPU, GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L MoBo, HEC 6T10BB case, G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Memory

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360x768 (40in Samsung LCD TV)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: N/A
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April 6, 2012 10:31:07 PM

xfx has a 6770 on newegg for $100 after $10 mail-in.
asus has one for $105 after $20 mail in.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

however that card is going to be hamstrung by your processor, you'd need about a core 2 E7600 to fully use that card.

You can pick up a galaxy GTS 250 new on amazon for about $65, it's roughly equivalent to a 6750 and will be seriously bottlenecked by your cpu as well, but hey, it doesn't cost that much for a lot of power.
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