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Is the Evga E-Geforce 8800 GT 512MB still a good choice today (2014)

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
June 2, 2014 7:26:46 AM

Hello all,

I am new to PC gaming (not online yet). I am upgrading my 256MB graphics card so that I can play Assassin's Creed II. I was looking at the Evga E-Geforce 8800 GT 512MB on eBay currently for $40.00. It this a good choice for the price today (2014). I am definitely on a $40.00 - $60.00 budget here!

Thank you,

J2DHP

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a c 513 U Graphics card
June 2, 2014 9:29:23 AM

8800 for $40 is not that good of a buy, and it's also known for cooking itself. I would not buy a used video card off ebay since you can't test it first.

Plus what you can get depends on the rest of your system. Post your full system specs.
June 2, 2014 9:42:17 AM

Thank you.

My system specs are:
Intel core 2 quad at 2.4Ghz CPU
500GB HD at 7200rpm
Windows 7 Professional x86
4GB RAM PC6400U

Sorry I'm not home so I can't get you my motherboard model or PSU rating.
a c 513 U Graphics card
June 2, 2014 10:37:35 AM

A new nVidia GT 640 is just about in your budget and will run on most power supplies and will match your CPU pretty well. If you want to find a used card, first make sure it will fit and can run on your power supply then test it either in your system or the sellers to make sure it's stable in games. Radeon 7750 is a good budget card to look for used, a Radeon 7770 is even better and you can probably find a used one for $50 or so.