Replacement GPU for 8800gt in prebuilt.

Hello,

I own a gateway fx7024 and am looking for a replacement for my 8800gt which has failed. All of the specs for the computer can be found at:

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1015229R/1015229Rsp2.shtml

To summarize the components:

*400W PSU
*G33 Chipset (Core 2 Quad) 2.4 GHz
*500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive
*3072 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory
*Samsung 226 CW Monitor - I am not sure what the best resolution would be, but I seem to prefer 1680 x 1050 currently running off of the motherboard integrated graphics.

I am not an avid gamer, but I do miss playing crysis wars online. I don't need to play with all settings at max. I just would like to be able to run the game and compete online again. What available cards would you suggest in terms of reasonable replacement cards that would not be too expensive ( Around $100 - $120, less if possible? ).

Note: I liked my 8800gt because it seemed to match the rest of the hardware nicely. To me, everything seemed well balanced, and no one component seemed "bottlenecked" by another.

Also, I would like to simply go to Bestbuy and pick the card up. So, perhaps a more popular card would be best?

Thanks in advance guys. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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  1. i would say that a hd 7770 would be the best deal for you
    also tell us more about your psu (brand, ampereage etc)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402
  2. I would recommend a 550 if you don't mind paying $130. But if you get it at Bestbuy, it most probably will cost almost $200. If you try getting another GPU at a store, it will always cost more money. You could try getting another 8800 instead.
  3. an 8800gt will be rare to find and will be expensive
    and agtx 550ti for 130$ is too expensive ahd 7770 would beat it by a margin of 15-20% at the same price while consuming less power
  4. @ best buy:
    Asus - AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB $147.99

    you can get a better deal online . .
    MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 $124.99
    $6.98 Shipping
    $109.99 after mail-in rebate card
  5. AMD----- 5750 or 6750

    NVIDIA--------- gts 450 or 550

    I think the nvidia cards in that price range might be a little faster than the amd but they all are a little better performers than the 8800. Good Luck.


    and as suggested above........ BB will rock your wallet. Check out newegg.com.
  6. I can see that they are mostly in the $120 price rance or above. Would I be able to sneak by with the next tier down, such as the gt440 or 6570/6670? To be honest, I would be happy with even medium or low settings on crysis. Just to be able to play at a decent framerate.

    It just sucks when I see people with new computers running the game on their integrated hd3000's, and I have to be jealous of that.
  7. Just get a 7750, and call it a day. Uses no external power and is still priced nicely
  8. I don't know what you were looking at but the prices were $120 and less from what I was seeing. Get a 6750.......... here's one for $100......

    some of the nvidia cards were $100.......... if you don't take your time to look.... ?????

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161379
  9. GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB $69.99
    $49.99 after mail-in rebate card
    $6.98 Shipping
    ZOTAC ZT-40708-10L GeForce GT 440 Now: $59.99
    $49.99 after mail-in rebate
    $6.98 Shipping

    that is as cheap as it will get. buy it online!
    if you can save for a 7770 you will be laughing at your friends.
  10. It just sucks when I see people with new computers running the game on their integrated hd3000's, and I have to be jealous of that.


    jealous of what. Intel 3000 on board is junk and so is the 4000. easily beat to hell by amd's APU's. Intel still has a way to go and they won't catch AMD there because the latter is leaps ahead again. You'll soon see when they release the new APU's.
  11. swifty_morgan said:

    jealous of what. Intel 3000 on board is junk and so is the 4000. easily beat to hell by amd's APU's. Intel still has a way to go and they won't catch AMD there because the latter is leaps ahead again. You'll soon see when they release the new APU's.


    ANY igpu is a joke when gaming.
  12. Except for when they get OC'ED :P
  13. oh? how so? do you have a link to a thread for that?
    :lol:
  14. the GTX 460 1Gb 256 bit or a Radeon 6850 will replace your 8800gt just fine ^-
  15. crisan_tiberiu said:
    the GTX 460 1Gb 256 bit or a Radeon 6850 will replace your 8800gt just fine ^-



    he's working on a budget.
  16. swifty_morgan said:
    he's working on a budget.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130649 129$, its 10 bucks above the budget, and this card "destroys" the gtx 550 ...
  17. i wouldnt personally trust refubished products cause refurbished means already broke once....
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