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Need a cheap replacement for old card

z90

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I've got a 5 year old computer I built that's used for light gaming and the GPU (7600 GT 256) seems to be dying (constant crashing with bsod errors I've traced back to the GPU). So I'm looking for a card to replace it with.

The computer does what I need it to do, considering its age, so I'm just looking for something inexpensive with equal performance to what I had. Better performance doesn't hurt, but cheap is the key.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813136168

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103940

Old GPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130017

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
 

Twotore

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[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]If you wanted a really budget solution, you could try a Radeon HD 6450 for around $50... that would give you roughly the same performance as your old card, although it's hardly good for contemporary games (but then you must know that anyway! With “light” gaming presumably being pretty casual stuff).[/FONT]


[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]If you were looking for something with a bit more pep and spending some more money, I'd consider something like the Radeon HD5850 (a Sapphire version of this looks good and wins an award in the review linked).[/FONT]


[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Or indeed the 5830 which is slightly cheaper than that card still, although probably around double the cost of the 6450, site has GB prices not sure on the US ones...[/FONT]
 

RussianSensation

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If you are not gaming: Nvidia GT210, 220, AMD HD5450, HD5550,

If you are doing very light gaming (listed in order of performance): HD6450 for $32 or HD4670 for $30 or HD5570 for $40 or HD5670 for $55.

If you are doing light to medium gaming ($85-110): AMD HD5750, HD5770, HD6750, HD6770, GTS450, 550Ti

If you are doing medium gaming ($130-160): GTX460, AMD HD6850, HD6870

Here is a quick comparison of budget videocards:
http://www.techspot.com/review/392-budget-gpu-comparison/
 
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Harvey

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If price is important, here's a list of cards on Newegg with rebates sorted for lowest price. The first page lists many with both nVidia and ATI chipsets between $15 - $30 after rebate with more at progressively higher prices on following pages.

Decisions, decisions, decisions... :)
 

z90

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Awesome! I'll probably be ordering one of the cheaper Radeon cards soon. :D

Thanks so much!
 

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