TECH Looking to upgrade my Video Card

thahamer

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Apr 29, 2005
13,183
Long Island
So, while i am able to install parts, picking them out is a while other story.

I bought my current video card, a Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT, off a friend around a year and a half ago from a friend. I think it may be time to upgrade.

My MOBO is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-

and has a PCI E 2.0 slot if that helps.

Not looking to blow a crazy amount, college already eats up enough of my funds, but I have a feeling my current card is a bit outdated.
 
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thahamer

thahamer

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Apr 29, 2005
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Long Island
That card is fairly old as well. What makes you want to upgrade, and what are you looking to spend?

I want to spend ~ 100 although 150 wouldnt be out of the question.

I figure my card is pretty outdated and it seems i could upgrade a reasonable amount. Also, i miss gaming and would love to jump back into it
 

skinjob

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Jan 6, 2001
2,243
Aztlán
I want to spend ~ 100 although 150 wouldnt be out of the question.

I figure my card is pretty outdated and it seems i could upgrade a reasonable amount. Also, i miss gaming and would love to jump back into it

Between $100 and $150 look at Radeon HD 5770, HD 6770 and Nvidia GTX 450, GTX 550ti.
If you're willing to shell out a little more than $150, Newegg has plenty of Nvidia GTX 460 1GB cards that fall below $150 after rebate.
 
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thahamer

thahamer

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Apr 29, 2005
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Long Island
Between $100 and $150 look at Radeon HD 5770, HD 6770 and Nvidia GTX 450, GTX 550ti.
If you're willing to shell out a little more than $150, Newegg has plenty of Nvidia GTX 460 1GB cards that fall below $150 after rebate.

I would be fine with doing a rebate. Ill take a look on newegg for the GTX 460's
 

thekraft

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Mar 2, 2005
684
Manufacturer can make a difference. I think it's more important to just avoid the crappier ones. Try to get ones like XFX, Sapphire, Asus, or EVGA.
 

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