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looking for something to replace my Nvidia 7500LE while saving money to get a 8800gts. im looking to get as much gaming possible for up to $100.
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Why not save the $100 with the money going toward the 8800GTS? You'll get the GTS faster that way. That's what I would do.
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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by BxAlbo1 View Post
looking for something to replace my Nvidia 7500LE while saving money to get a 8800gts. im looking to get as much gaming possible for up to $100.
There's nothing worth it for your price range. The best option though, is for you to spend a tad bit more for an eVGA 8600GT, so within 90 days of purchase you can pay the difference and step-up to a 8800GTS.

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is it worth it to go for the gts version of the 8600? or the oc'd versions?
i mean im willing to spend a tad bit more, i just dont want to waste more money for just a small performance gain.
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is it worth it to go for the gts version of the 8600? or the oc'd versions?
i mean im willing to spend a tad bit more, i just dont want to waste more money for just a small performance gain.
I think a 8600GT does similar performance to a 7900GS. I wouldn't waste my money on a 8500/8600 card. Its performances is somewhat the same to the DX9 card but it just have DX10 compatibility.
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If I were you I'd throw that $100 towards a new PSU.
    
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post #7 of 26
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If I were you I'd throw that $100 towards a new PSU.
!!! I just now saw your PSU, and 250w is not good to run on these modern time computers. I now highly recommend a new PSU.
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post #8 of 26
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i know i know. im just trying to get the new graphics card out of the way haha.
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post #9 of 26
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i know i know. im just trying to get the new graphics card out of the way haha.
Even if you get the 8800GTS in the future, your 250w wouldn't be able to power it up. Your computer wouldn't even boot. And you're lucky that your 7500LE even works with 250w. I doubt that a 7900GT would be able to run on 250w.
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post #10 of 26
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Even if you get the 8800GTS in the future, your 250w wouldn't be able to power it up. Your computer wouldn't even boot. And you're lucky that your 7500LE even works with 250w. I doubt that a 7900GT wouldn't be able to run on 250w.
i know this already, but i figured i would see what graphics card to upgrade to out of the way first bc buying a new psu didnt seem as hard a task
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