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post #1 of 12
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Hi,

a few days ago my 2 1/2 years old 9800GT's RAM went bad and as it turns out I forgot to register it so XFX couldn't replace it.

So I'm left looking for a new GPU to replace it, not upgrade it I simply want a replacement (as I'll be building a completely new computer early next year). Ideally I would like one that my current PSU can support. Also, I would prefer nVidia so that I can keep programming CUDA applications. Also finally, if it could be DX11 compatible that would be nice but really not necessary.

As far as price goes, 100-130$ seems about right. Suggestions?

Thanks

P.S: I'm new and I hope I didn't accidentally break any rules.
post #2 of 12
you have to register to have a warranty these days? Dang Its gonna take forever to register all my individual parts once I do my build lol. Id ask to talk someone above whoever you talked to personally. Be amazed what you can accomplish if you keep asking to talk to people above the one you talked to.
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Well you do get a 2 year warranty when you buy it but to get the lifetime warranty you have to register. And so since it's been more than 2 years I lucked out. I didn't know about that particular fact when I bought the card.
post #4 of 12
i would suggests gtx 550ti. or if you can extend the budget a bit, gtx 460 then
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If I look at the gtx 550 Ti's specs I see that it requires 24A on the 12V rail, however my PSU only has 18A on each of the 4 +12V rails.

I'm guessing by your suggestion that I can use two of these to power the card?
post #6 of 12
go with a 6850
    
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It's above my price range, and like I said, I rather have an nVidia card for CUDA programming purposes.
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If I look at the gtx 550 Ti's specs I see that it requires 24A on the 12V rail, however my PSU only has 18A on each of the 4 +12V rails.

I'm guessing by your suggestion that I can use two of these to power the card?
ur psu can handle it
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ur psu can handle it
this.
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18x4=more than 24

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