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Video card advice

By DJ2023
May 13, 2009
  1. Need video card advice

    Hi,

    My 7300GT cooked and I am looking for something to replace it with. I want better but not anything crazy.

    I have found 3 used cards and I am wondering what the best deal is. Any help would be appreciated.

    1) Nvidea Geforce 8800 GTS OC 640 Mb PCIe - $90.00

    2) ATI HD3650 512 Mb DDR2 PCIe - $40.00

    3) XFX Geforce 7600 GT xxx edition PCIe with Zalman cooling - $50.00

    I have a Thermaltake TR2 - 430 W PSU 12v - 18A
    2Gb PC5300 DDR2 ram
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L mother board with 1 PCIe slot
    Intel core 2 duo E4400 processor


    the most graphics intensive game played right now is Combat Arms.

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    performance wise door number one is vastly superior, especially if you want to play any modern titles.
    just my opinion here,but, im sure of the wisdom of buying a 'used' gfx card. you have no idea if the previous owner clocked the **** out of it and ran it at 100C in a poorly ventilated case. the $100 crop of new cards has impressive performance, and an in tact warranty! :)

    like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131155
     
  3. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 207

    dude why dont you get the ATI Radeon HD 4770

    its about $99 to $110 usd

    its in the price range
     
  4. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 207

    plus red1776 is right who knows how the used card was treated
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Probably go for a 4770, the power supply should be enough...
     
  6. DJ2023

    DJ2023 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks everyone. I went with the 4770.
     
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