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July 20, 2012 10:17:48 PM

Hello,
I have a pretty old PC ~ 2008,
850W power
dual Nvida 8800 gts SLI
4 GB RAM
Asus P5N E SLI MB
Vista...

One of my 8800 GTS died.
Could anyone please recommend the best replacement? I don't know if SLI is useful or necessary (or possible) with newer cards. I would appreciate advice regarding the best replacement that will fit into my existing MB.
Primary use of computer is Gaming/CAD Design.

Thanks!

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July 20, 2012 10:29:41 PM

Cutthroatlemur said:
Hello,
I have a pretty old PC ~ 2008,
850W power
dual Nvida 8800 gts SLI
4 GB RAM
Asus P5N E SLI MB
Vista...

One of my 8800 GTS died.
Could anyone please recommend the best replacement? I don't know if SLI is useful or necessary (or possible) with newer cards. I would appreciate advice regarding the best replacement that will fit into my existing MB.
Primary use of computer is Gaming/CAD Design.

Thanks!


Budget?????
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July 20, 2012 10:33:58 PM

Oh yeah...
I figure a budget of up to $250 - 300.
I really just didn't know if modern cards will work in my system/MB
I have dual PCI-E slots but DDR2 ram.
Thanks!
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July 21, 2012 3:01:36 AM

PCI-E 2.0 ??

If so i would go dual AMD 6 series if you got a 300 dollar buget. OR even dual GTX 550s
(even better)

both cards go for 150 or less. sell the good card you got.
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July 21, 2012 3:28:51 AM

Thanks jackandbudlight, I appreciate the input
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July 21, 2012 3:42:06 AM

sell both cards on ebay (people still buy broken cards)
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July 21, 2012 3:49:17 AM

I would suggest this GPU. You can also wait until the GTX 660 Ti is released in a few weeks, rumors have the 660 Ti being as fast or even faster than even a GTX 580. I would stick with Nvidia if you care about PhysX.

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

If you want an AMD GPU, I would suggest this one. But do know that AMD GPU's do not support PhysX. But an advantage would be that it has 2GB of VRAM allowing for more muscle for your CAD projects to take advantage of the extra VRAM over the GTX 570.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 25, 2012 4:21:05 PM

Best answer selected by Cutthroatlemur.
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July 25, 2012 4:22:46 PM

Thanks El Tigre, I will check out this card but I am also considering getting two GTX 560s for SLI, don't know which setup would be better. I appreciate all the help.
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July 25, 2012 10:22:19 PM

Cutthroatlemur said:
Thanks El Tigre, I will check out this card but I am also considering getting two GTX 560s for SLI, don't know which setup would be better. I appreciate all the help.


Gtx 660ti would probably be better than a 560 sli because it won't give you micro stutter , but with a 560 sli setup you will get higher framerates but you have less V ram so you would reach a v ram limit.
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