Video Card Recommendation


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mb

My server doesn't seem to host a group dedicated to video cards, so I'll
ask my question here since I got so much help with my new build
questions. I'm up and running nicely by the way. :)

My poor little HP looks lonely in the corner. I took the Radeon 5770
out of it for my new build until I can upgrade, but it still has a Quad
6600 and four gigs of RAM, so I think a nice little backup computer can
be made.

I have an old nVidia 8600 GT in an even older Dell as my current backup
and was wondering if I could improve on that cheaply? The card would
have to be at least as small as the 5770 (8.5 inches long), low power
consumption since I'm going to throw a cheap 450w PSU I have laying
around in there, and of course, inexpensive, say less than $150. Any
thoughts? I'll be installing Win 7 on it as well. Thanks.

mb
 
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Canuck57

My server doesn't seem to host a group dedicated to video cards, so I'll
ask my question here since I got so much help with my new build
questions. I'm up and running nicely by the way. :)
I am not a fan of ATI.
My poor little HP looks lonely in the corner. I took the Radeon 5770
out of it for my new build until I can upgrade, but it still has a Quad
6600 and four gigs of RAM, so I think a nice little backup computer can
be made.
6600's were under rated when they first came out, nice CPU.
I have an old nVidia 8600 GT in an even older Dell as my current backup
and was wondering if I could improve on that cheaply? The card would
have to be at least as small as the 5770 (8.5 inches long), low power
consumption since I'm going to throw a cheap 450w PSU I have laying
around in there, and of course, inexpensive, say less than $150. Any
thoughts? I'll be installing Win 7 on it as well. Thanks.

mb
If you have 450 watts for that mobo, you can put almost any GPU in you
want. I like nVidea myself. Especially the mid to low-mid priced
popular ones. 8.5" is a long card for today.

9500 GT or GT 240 would do nice.
 
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Vic RR Garcia

My server doesn't seem to host a group dedicated to video cards, so I'll
ask my question here since I got so much help with my new build
questions. I'm up and running nicely by the way. :)

My poor little HP looks lonely in the corner. I took the Radeon 5770
out of it for my new build until I can upgrade, but it still has a Quad
6600 and four gigs of RAM, so I think a nice little backup computer can
be made.

I have an old nVidia 8600 GT in an even older Dell as my current backup
and was wondering if I could improve on that cheaply? The card would
have to be at least as small as the 5770 (8.5 inches long), low power
consumption since I'm going to throw a cheap 450w PSU I have laying
around in there, and of course, inexpensive, say less than $150. Any
thoughts? I'll be installing Win 7 on it as well. Thanks.

mb
Any HD5570 will do nicely, for about $80 you get 1GBy mem and DirectX 11.
See: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161324
 

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