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  1. So after five years of steadfast service, my 8800GT finally kicked the bucket today. I think it was a slow and painful death; my system has been acting funky for a while, with random freezes, crashes and visual anomalies on the screen, when gaming and when not gaming alike. I've thrown an ancient Geforce 7 in the case, so I can at least come on Doomworld and cry about it.

    I'm now in the market for a new video card. I'm looking for something equivalent in performance to the 8800GT, maybe a tiny bit better. I don't want to spend more than £100. Even if I could afford something better, it's a waste of time seeing as the rest of my hardware is even older and shitter than my late 8800GT.

    Suggestions, anyone?

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    2. DoomUK

      DoomUK

      Thanks BlackFish. Newegg doesn't ship to Britonland, but that card goes for around £90 with UK retailers. Seems like it's more powerful on paper, too.

      Got anything even cheaper though? Or am I going to have to try my luck with the second hand market if I want be that thrifty? When I say "I don't want to spend more than £100", that figure is a very generous margin. I didn't expect you to read my mind.

    3. Jodwin

      Jodwin

      DoomUK said:

      Thanks BlackFish. Newegg doesn't ship to Britonland, but that card goes for around £90 with UK retailers. Seems like it's more powerful on paper, too.

      It's also worth noting that the 650 drains relatively little power (while 550 Ti, for example, can drain 50W more according to that site!), so it would be a fairly safe bet for your old PSU which has lost some of its power capacity.

    4. ReFracture

      ReFracture

      I noticed a few years ago that my eVGA 8800GT runs obnoxiously hot. For some reason the fan just never speeds up past 30%, letting the temps break 80C often in-game. I bet had I not forced it up to 60% (Temps now sit closer to 45C) it would be dead by now.

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