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Im tired of the 9600gt, it keeps giving me problems, i was wondering if newegg's RMA allows you to get a different card if you need to.

if so, im gonna upgrade a bit, and am pretty unsure. the 280/260 is pretty power intensive, as is the 9800, but im gonna get a new psu anyway so i might as well upgrade the card big time instead of getting an older card type.
what im looking at right now are these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150297

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143131

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130370

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150308



like i said, currently have the 9600 in there, and i HATE it. damn thing has so many problems. im debating if i should put my old 8600gt in untill i get a new card, just to deal with less problems. sure my games will suck for a couple weeks, but better then me getting aggrivated and punching a hole in my LCD (this close a couple times).:swearing:
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post #2 of 11
I'm making the same choices myself now actually. Refunding my 8800GTS 512 cause I'm pissed I bought it right before all these price drops. I was going to go with a 9800GTX+, but then I realized I'd rather spend the extra $100 for the GTX 260 for the option to game at 1920 x 1200 comfortably. Also, it allows you to enable filters with less of a performance loss.
    
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So what problems in particular are you having with the 9600 GT? Sounds like that particular card has problems, not the 9600 GT in general.
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First of all, you only have a 450-watt PSU, that's obviously not gonna cut it if you go for a 9800 GTX. And that's probably why you're having problems with the 9600 GT in the first place.
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post #5 of 11
if oyu can swing it got with a 280.. might as well get the best nVidia there is. however of the list of 4 you posted I would get the EVGA 260, Always been very happy with the quality of the EVGA cards. I got lucky with my build i was going to go with the 9600GT then the prices came down and i scooped up the EVGA 9800GTX KO for $209
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really comes down to how much you're willing to spend for performance. 9800GTX+ is a good card but if you want much better performance and future-proof with the GT200 cards than I'd go with either the GTX260 or GTX280 just because they have more memory and will benefit you more down the line when newer DX10 games get demanding.
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post #7 of 11
But yeah, I agree with Vin. If you want to splash out a bit, get the 280, or get the 260 and use the cash saved on a new power supply. Then I'd sell my old PSU and try get some more RAM, but that's just me.
    
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i looked when i saw the 8800GTS for $140 the other day, atleast for my card, there is no refund within 30 days and you can only get areplacement, so im sure you can't just trade it in.
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post #9 of 11
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Yeah, but the HD4780 costs half as much as the 280 and it uses less power and it doens't run as hot. Buy two and you have the power of a 280GTX! lulzlulzlulzlulz.

But yeah, I agree with Vin. If you want to splash out a bit, get the 280, or get the 260 and use the cash saved on a new power supply. Then I'd sell my old PSU and try get some more RAM, but that's just me.
ya, this build was a very budgeted build. i dont like my memory, it clocks like ****. gonna pick up 4g's of something better, as to what im undecided yet, and yes i know 3.5 whatever who cares im not getting a 64bit upgrade on this yet

the psu ran me next to nothing at frys and it more then powered my 8600 and my 9600 hasnt had power issues. its a funky card, it runs terribly hot and has horrible cooling, or at least this model does. ive had lots of bsod's and a couple weeks back i had this terrible black screen + the most horrible sound ive ever heard (think dumb and dumber, but with a megaphone in your ear, with a cat trying to run on a chalk board in the back ground)

the 260+ a good 800w psu sounds like what im gonna be doin, if it IS really that much better then the 9800.

and ya, when your not doin much working like i havnt been lately, you tend to forget that its july and your computer is like 3 months old already, rma thru newegg out the door and xfx wont return my emails. go figure huh?
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Ok, this is the nVidia section, and the question is which nVidia card would be the best choice.

It's ok to give ATI as a aside suggestion, after answering the main question, but do stay on topic: Which nVidia card.

Thanks.
    
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