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jimmy burke
06-12-11, 03:44 PM
Hey everyone, I tried doing a bunch of research on what card to get but I give up and I'm just gonna ask here. :headexplode:

I built my system. Has an asus p52 deluxe mobo, intel 3.16 ghz processor, 4 gb ocz ddr2 ram. My former gpu was an evga 8800 gt. It was working fine and then died, upon inspection the heatsink vents were clogged with cat hair/dust and it toasted itself.

I liked that card, it played BFBC2 pretty well and did what I needed it to. Now, I would like to upgrade my motherboard, screen, and processor in the future but for now I just need a graphics card that is similar in performance or better than my 8800 that is around $100-$150.

My max resolution at the moment is 1650x1080, samsung 2253bw.


Thanks for your guys help.

Pennyboy
06-12-11, 06:24 PM
I would go for a GTX 560 or if you can spend a little extra get the 560ti.

Roadhog
06-12-11, 07:07 PM
gtx 560 is out of his budget.

Best card for your budget will be a Radeon HD 6850, or a 6770 on the low end of your budget.

6770:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102937

6850:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516

Intel17
06-12-11, 08:15 PM
NVIDIA Flavor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133326

AMD Flavor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348&cm_re=radeon_6850-_-14-161-348-_-Product

jimmy burke
06-12-11, 09:45 PM
I'm confused why some of the GTX550's are cheaper than the GTX450's....Also, I am brand loyal to the Nvidia chipset so I'm going to stick with that. I could push it up to $200 if I had to, but I want something as good as my 8800GT, it really doesn't need to be any better. I'll just buy a kick ass GPU in a year or two when I replace my mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125367 <This one is cheaper than some of the 460's and it looks like it has superior performance in most of the categories....(scratches head)

Inglo
06-13-11, 02:22 PM
I just upgraded my SLI 8800 GTSes to a GTX 460:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PCI-Express-Graphics-Lifetime-01G-P3-1371-AR/dp/B003VWW2KK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1307989084&sr=8-3

Well not that exactly, I got the super-clocked version (01G-P3-1372-TR) without the lifetime warranty.

An excellent upgrade. $139.99 with the rebate