Dead video card, need help with upgrade!

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  1. Posts : 8
    win 7 ult
       #1

    Dead video card, need help with upgrade!


    ok, so the short story is that my old 8800gtx finally took its last breath (well, i did the baking thing, and will test in the morning) but either way, i am looking to upgrade right now.

    Money is sort of tight, and I can only purchase a video card right now.

    I am looking to upgrade my entire machine in a few months when i get tax return money, so I would prefer if the card could just be moved over when the time comes.

    I was looking at possibly a 5850 ati card, but am open to suggestions.

    current pc is

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2
    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
    OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
    PC Power and Cooling S61EPS 610W
    +EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready (mostly dead)


    thanks for the help!!!

    Josh
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  2. Posts : 1,309
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #2

    What's Your Budget


    What is your budget for the card?
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  3. Posts : 8
    win 7 ult
    Thread Starter
       #3

    somewhere from $150-$300 or so.
    looking for something good, or at least decent.
    right now i am not sure if i want to do xfire later or not, so that may be a possibility as well.

    all i know is i dont want to pay $600 again like i did for the 8800
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  4. Posts : 1,309
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #4

    Warranty


    Don't that EVGA card that you have carry a lifetime warranty?
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  5. Posts : 8
    win 7 ult
    Thread Starter
       #5

    i think it is supposed to, but since i purchased it after some sort of cutoff date and i guess didnt ever register it, they would not honor any warranty.
    i sent in my invoice and everything.
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  7. Posts : 2,685
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
       #7

    That processor will bottleneck a 5850 - it needs upgrading too.
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  8. Posts : 1,309
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #8

    EVGA


    Honestly though I would stay with EVGA get a new one and register it right away they do have a great warranty here is a one here in your budget.

    Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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  9. Posts : 8
    win 7 ult
    Thread Starter
       #9

    i understand frostmourne, and i am going to be replacing the entire system in a few months, but this is to replace a dead card!!!
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  10. Posts : 2,685
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
       #10

    For that buy a Sapphire 4350 and save for a proper new system.
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