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Looking for a replacement for 8800 gts

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September 23, 2012 8:12:45 AM

Hey guys,
I recently had my video card go out in my desktop, The card was a 8800 gts 640 mb It was top of the line when I got it 4-5 years ago. Anyway that card served me well it would even play most modern games at mid to high settings. But with the card getting burnt out I'm now looking for a replacement that is just as good or better. Do you guys have any suggestions on good solid cards that are not too pricy I'm on a bit of a budget (stupid college) :p  this go around looking to spend around 150. The constant change of model numbers can be a bit confusing as to what is equivalent/better.

I'm still kicking myself, half the reason I bought the 8800 gts was it has a lifetime warranty however I didn't know I had to register it within 30 days of buying it to get the warranty... its a bit bogus if you ask me....

any way any help will be appreciated! Thanks!

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September 23, 2012 8:30:33 AM

Looks like a pretty sold card, I've been taking a good look at the geforce 550 ti. I have to admit I'm a bit of an nvidia man too :p .
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September 23, 2012 10:38:49 AM

thedutcharmy said:
Looks like a pretty sold card, I've been taking a good look at the geforce 550 ti. I have to admit I'm a bit of an nvidia man too :p .


Me too, but have to say, on that end of the scale AMD usually takes the win. The 550ti is a bit of a dud, I've never recommended it to anyone!

Tbh its not a bad time to consider an AMD card, if you were to go a bit over budget you could have something like this:

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

All depends on the rest of your system though?.... You don't want to be CPU limited and a 7770 or equivilent may be all you need depending on games/resolution
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September 23, 2012 6:34:57 PM

I wouldn't go for the 550Ti either. The 7770 is considerably faster and uses less power at the same time:

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