Unfortunately, my 8800 GTX has been sputtering its last few breaths of life. It is time to replace it. However, due to financial struggles, I am on a very limited budget and it is becoming somewhat of a challenge to find a replacement card for a good price. My budget is $100 or below, I cannot afford to pay a dollar more. I would prefer a new card, to a used one, for peace of mind. I am aware you can bake a video card but since it is still useable, and all I have, I am unwilling to attempt it for fear of damaging it beyond usage. I am not entirely sure if it is relevant, or not, but I will give you my system specs just in case. Oh and please, hold your criticism of my old, outdated and slightly crappy rig. I just want to hear about the video card
Well you could pick up a HD7770 for around a $100 if you find a good sale, its about 8-10% improvement over 8800 but uses half the power. Also I would suggest you take a look at overclock.net, they have an excellent trading community in the US where you can find very good deals on used gear (but I only buy from people with many trades and very good feedback).
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I appreciate the help. It seems the ASUS card fun500 linked from newegg is kind of what I’m looking for. I guess my next question would be how does the 7750 compare to the 8800 GTX? In addition, I read somewhere that the HD 5770/6770 performs the same as the HD 7750 at 1600x1050, which is what I am running at. Not sure how valid this information is, any truth?