Saturday, October 9, 2010

In need of a videocard

So a few days ago the videocard on my PC up and died on me, (explaining my lack of a blog lately) and I am in need of a new one, any suggestions? The PC had an Nvidia Geforce 8300 GS, it was ok, could run F.E.A.R. on normal settings, I'm looking for something thats similar to what I had but don't want to spend more than $75 as I am not really into computer gaming as I used to be, but still want the capability.



UPDATE: I ended up going with an Nvidia 8400GS, its twice as powerful as my last one and it cost $40 bucks, not bad, the only issue was I had to upgrade the PSU to be able to run it, old PSU was 250 watts (dismal I know), the 8400GS required at least 300 watts, picked up a Thermaltake 430 watt PSU. I don't really have any intention of doing any hardcore gaming so I didn't spend too much on the PSU, just enough to get me by. So far the 8400 and Thermaltake are both great units for someone like me who just browses the internet and I'd recommend them both to anyone looking to do the same.

56 comments:

  1. I would love to know the same thing, if you find anything then post it lol.

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  2. i'm looking for a new gfx card as well...tis the season for gfx cards to fuck up i suppose.

    luckily i got onboard gfx otherwise i would be filled with so much rage.

    i'm looking for something around the 300 mark.

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  3. id say you should go for a ati HD5570. pretty cheap card that handles most things on low/medium settings. shouldnt cost more then 60$.

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  4. geforce fx 5500 best video card evar

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  5. Check out Newegg. They tend to have some good prices if you are just looking for parts.

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  6. ATI HD5570. It's what I have. ATI/AMD kicks the shit out of nvidia

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  7. i have a radeon3870+, but i guess it is already outdated.

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  8. I'm in a similar predicament. Lol an answer would be helpful, post it if you find one

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  9. GT240, nvidia. It's a good card.

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  10. I got a 8800 GTS in mine now. I'm assuming they're cheap as they're not the latest and greatest video cards anymore. I can Oblivion and FEAR on max settings.

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  11. Ive burned SO many video cards, just make sure you cool it right...

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  12. my video card went on me last wee. such as pain in the a$$

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  13. I had to help a freind get one off newegg last month, i forget what model, but it was a VGA for about 100 bucks. He said that it was unbelievable how much smoother every game he had ran. I'm looking to build a computer soon myself, and because of that, I'm definitely going to get that one. I'll comment again when i find what model it was.

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  14. sorry to hear about your card bro

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  15. Man I love fear, such good multiplayer, too bad hackers fucked it

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  16. You shouldn't look at price when it comes to a good video card. They are worth the investment. I paid mine $200 a year and half ago and I can run everything that comes out on highest still.

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  17. It's hard to balance price and performance, some tricky decisions to be made!

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  18. hope all goes well with your new videocard.

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  19. prices today are really low , you'll find Pomething nice

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  20. look in google shopping for a cheap one or maybe on ebay

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  21. New Egg has some good deals or Ebay of course.

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  22. (o w o)
    i love fear too.
    you should consider left 4 dead 2 ;D

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  23. Just replaced the same card (was just about shot) with an Ati 5750 I got on sale for about $80. Seems pretty good so far.

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  24. dude wait for the new lines to come out after christmas, its worth it

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  25. I always had nvida swapped over to ati with my last card its quiete nice

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  26. Same thing happend to me about a week ago, My ATI totally fried. I ended up getting a gtx570 its pretty sick

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  27. ughh have same problem except my video card is becoming outdated. Thanks for info

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  28. 8400GS for 40 bucks is a great deal.

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  29. I had GeForce 7600GT but now I have ATI 4870 512 MB. 7600GT was good too :)

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  30. I think that you made a pretty good choice there, I am also going to have to buy a new card
    I can't even play final fantasy XIV on mine

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  31. I personally prefer ATI but yeah you got a great deal! Follow me for things I hate, maybe I will write about how much I hate video cards!

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  32. Whatgfx.com Maybe for when that one breaks :P
    Pretty handy site, although I prefer my own research.

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  33. i know for sure my current video card is dying on me, I might consider this nvidia model too!

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  34. Good choice of card, I'm trying to pick one out right now off of newegg

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  35. How can you live?

    I feel like my 8600GT is worthless...

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  36. This is a very good video card but the only one thing you will need is a fan to blow on the video card because it gets so hot you can not touch it without getting burned.

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  37. In need of a new vid card myself, thanks for the tip

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  38. I need a new video card too... :( Mine is ancient...

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  40. I use the 9800 GTX, its amazing ...

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