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Whelp, I think my 8800 has finally hit the bucket. See attached picture. 4k errors, and it didn't even let me do all the tests. I suppose my next option would be to bake it, but I'm not sure about that.

What's my next step to upgrading? I don't have a huge budget. I was looking at the 460 SE, but I honestly just want something to play essentially WoW and League of Legends at max graphics. The specs are the computer in my sig, anything else I can provide, I will.
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i would go for a used gtx 470 or gtx 460 on amazon or gtx 460 soc from newegg really good performance i am too biased against ati to buy any more ati cards
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For folding grab a gtx460 se or 460 they will be a big upgrade from what you currently have

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For a great Price/Performance ratio in terms of GPU's I'd say the 460's and 560's hit the sweet spot.

The 560's performance is somewhere in between the 460 and 470, I believe (correct me if I'm wrong), whilst the 460 in itself is a great card if you find the right model. People will say I'm bias and unworthy when I saw this, but I really like the MSI Hawk 460. It's great in terms of performance for the price you pay for it, plus it has a really nice cooler when you do want to OC it even more. Just be aware that it's unlikely you'll hit the magical 1GHz on it. 900 - 950 is more of a reasonable attainment.
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What's my next step to upgrading? I don't have a huge budget. I was looking at the 460 SE, but I honestly just want something to play essentially WoW and League of Legends at max graphics. The specs are the computer in my sig, anything else I can provide, I will.
Well, imo a great option would be to get a second hand GTX470 on the OCN Marketplace.

I just sold my SC+ model for $175, which it was on the cheap end, you could still snag a normal GTX470 for roughly $180

Otherwise a 460 is a great option, I'm personally a fan of second hand hardware when on a strict budget, allows for better upgrades and more flexibility. Also, as long as you get your card from a seller that could facilitate an RMA if anything arises, it's like buying new ^^
    
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Well, imo a great option would be to get a second hand GTX470 on the OCN Marketplace.

I just sold my SC+ model for $175, which it was on the cheap end, you could still snag a normal GTX470 for roughly $180

Otherwise a 460 is a great option, I'm personally a fan of second hand hardware when on a strict budget, allows for better upgrades and more flexibility. Also, as long as you get your card from a seller that could facilitate an RMA if anything arises, it's like buying new ^^
I'd agree with you on the 2nd hand stuff. The 8800 was a refurb, and it's lasted this long. Alright, I'll check out the marketplace, see if I can find a 470. Thanks.
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