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My brother needs to upgrade the graphics card in his computer. He has a 8500GT and I found a 7950 for $35. Do you think this is a good deal? I'm thinking the 7950 would be at least 3 times better than the 8500. What do you guys think? The 7950 is BFG and the 8500 is a PNY 512mb
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Yes it will be an upgrade (sort of) as the performance of the 7950GT is somewhere around an 8800GS 's performance. However, why move to older tech when you can get a newer card for the same price.

But if you like it, then you can go for it.
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Then what else would you recommend? He's pretty strapped for cash
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Maybe an 8800GT? You can find pretty cheap deals.
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Yes get a used 8800GT or GS. You could get that for around $35
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hmmm. i will look into it, $35 for an 8800GT would be a great deal in my opinion
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If homeboy can scrape together $60, this is a really good deal on a very solid card (about = to 8800GT):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131381

It blows away anything else they have on NE in the same price range.
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
If homeboy can scrape together $60, this is a really good deal on a very solid card (about = to 8800GT):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131381

It blows away anything else they have on NE in the same price range.
Aye, the 4830 isn't the best card but it'll do whatever you want it to if that 8500GT satisfied him.
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Thanks for the link. That looks like a good upgrade. Surprisingly the 8500 can play crysis on 90% of the settings on low @ 1440x900 and not go below 30 fps but that card would probably let him up some of the settings
Edit: i just realized he'd have to upgrade his power supply. He currently has a 280W >.<
Edited by Pentium-David - 1/5/11 at 2:42pm
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post #10 of 12
Do you live in the States? I might be able to get an 8800GT with a ThermalTake DuOrb (great cooler!) in your hands for oh, let's say $50. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll put up a FS thread.
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