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My friend's 8800GS alpha dog died on him. We are in need of a replacement of the equivalent on Newegg.ca and which can run on the PSU (I'm pretty sure last time I fixed his comp it was a 420. O well, let's say 350-400w PSU with a dual core only, nothing fancy for him).
Edited by Blostorm - 5/22/11 at 12:19pm
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Rosewill Green 430w At newegg.
    
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Graphic card section..
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Fail on me.

Go for either a GT440 GDDR5 or A 6670, maybe even a GTS250.
    
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Streched budget to 150$.

550 TI on 1080p, sounds good ? 120ish bucks.

Or 6790 at around 140
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My friend's 8800GS alpha dog died on him. We are in need of a replacement of the equivalent on Newegg.ca and which can run on the PSU (I'm pretty sure last time I fixed his comp it was a 420. O well, let's say 350-400w PSU with a dual core only, nothing fancy for him).
The fastest thing you're gonna get for that price that still consumes a reasonable amount of power is the GeForce GTX 260. It'll be a lot faster than his old 8800GS and will run in a 400W PSU, provided it's a good quality one. If it's a cheap, generic one, don't even try it. Get a GTS 250 for $93 instead. The GTX 260 is very similar in performance to the Radeon HD 5770 and the GTS 250 is very similar in performance to the Radeon HD 5750, so use that as your guideline.
    
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How good of a 350w-400w PSU does he have? If it is a good 400w, you could get a 6850 (single 6-pin) only run at stock of course.
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Bump. 150$ budget. NEWEGG.CA

GTX 460 SE 1GB sounds good ?
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post #9 of 16
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Streched budget to 150$.

550 TI on 1080p, sounds good ? 120ish bucks.

Or 6790 at around 140
Well, first we need to know what exact PSU he has. This will be crucial in determining what we'll recommend to you.

Also, the 550 Ti is a waste of money. The GTX 460 768MB is faster than both the 550 Ti and 6790 and costs $145. If you want something even faster than that, you can pick up a Radeon HD 6850 for $165.
    
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Sounds like I'll be getting the GTX 460 768 MB @ 95$.
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