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hoopsman

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Hey there my nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 512 is dying on me. I need to get a replacement, but the selection of gpu's nowadays is pretty staggering, and. I don't really care anymore about brand. I just want the best value, performance, and build that I can get for my dollar. A card with a slight performance increase over my dying one would be great. I don't need HDMI or on board audio, cause I already have an audio card, and I output to a 32" TV with a Dvi-HDMI cable. Any suggestions? I'm trying to order it sometime this weekend,I really need to replace this card fast, my PC is BSODing all the time now.

Thanks!

P.s. I'm trying to order this off of amazon, so if it's from that site, that would be preferable.

Edited by hoopsman, 07 February 2014 - 01:20 PM.

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Im currently checking out the AMD Radeon R7 250 series, seems to be a slight performance boost based on the hierarchy chart, and its under $100 which is great, im trying to save money. Any thoughts? I'm mostly wondering if the audio is confined to HDMI output on the card(so it doesn't mess with the soundcard) and even though this card has great reviews, is it a solid card that will last me a while?

I found one at a great price on amazon: http://amzn.com/B00FONIODI

Edited by hoopsman, 07 February 2014 - 05:04 PM.

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Gday hoopsman.
It would be advisable to first confirm that your PSU is capable of supporting a new GPU.


Please give your full system specs including the brand/model of the PSU.
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It's in my signature...it's a corsair 650 watt. The card I'm looking at only requires 400w, so I'm more than good. My full info:
Gigabyte GA-EP25-DS3L, Intel Core 2 quad Q6600, Windows 7 Home,Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 512MB, NZXT Tempest, 4GB DDR2, 500GB HD, Corsair TX650w PSU

Edited by hoopsman, 07 February 2014 - 05:51 PM.

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Thanks for the help dude, but I've decided to go with the r7 250. It's too good of a deal to pass up. Thanks again!
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Gday.

Just seen your post, you can still search on the linked page.
Sorry did not see your specs. You will have no problems running the GTX 250.
Best bang for the buck, > http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-2.html
Click on video car, top menu, to search for a card. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2NTWv

Good luck.
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