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GPU for older rig

syco123 1,390 713 September 30, 2015 at 04:16 PM
My 9800GT just crapped out on me.

My primary use for this PC is processing RAW files in Lightroom. Little bit of Battlefield series games when I have the time.

Other components include a 8Gb DDR2, Q6600, Gigiabyte GA-P35 something, and a 750W PSU. Running 2 1080p eIPS monitors. CPU/Mobo upgrade this coming year, when funds allow.

Budget is $150-$200.

What do you technically inclined slickdealers recommend?

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another 9800GT

keep as a backup and get a whole new rig
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another 9800GT

keep as a backup and get a whole new rig
Should I should completely ignore my budget and pull golden nuggets out of my unicorns ass?

I don't know why I didn't think of that first.
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I think a suitable replacement would be the GTX 750 Ti.
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/PNY-GeFor...ce-GT-9800

In many ways this is a minimalist card - can requires much less power than many out there. Even without a deal, you'll get it for sub-$150; you'll probably end up just spending $100. It is kind of a waste for your 750W though.
Anyway, i sincerely believe it will tide you over very well until your upgrade. I also have it in a Q6600 older build. G'luck
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Should I should completely ignore my budget and pull golden nuggets out of my unicorns ass?

I don't know why I didn't think of that first.
guess your cpu/mobo replacement is going to be a gigabyte mobo and a AMD 640 x2 cpu

If it takes you this long to get $200 for a "upgraded video card" you need to pull your head out of your ass looking for the gold.

your upgraded video card will be outdated by the time you upgrade your mobo,cpu,memory and maybe the power supply.

put it back to the way it was and save more nuggets
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Quote from stufine View Post :
guess your cpu/mobo replacement is going to be a gigabyte mobo and a AMD 640 x2 cpu

If it takes you this long to get $200 for a "upgraded video card" you need to pull your head out of your ass looking for the gold.

your upgraded video card will be outdated by the time you upgrade your mobo,cpu,memory and maybe the power supply.

put it back to the way it was and save more nuggets
If the computer I have does what I need, how is outdated?

A total system upgrade is ridiculous overkill when I just need a graphics card. I process photos in Lightroom, so dropping $$$ unnecessarily on a new gaming rig is the kind of thing a kid would do to try to impress their friends. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

Thankfully there are people like dinga who are still prepared to help someone out, and answer the actual question asked.

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I think a suitable replacement would be the GTX 750 Ti.
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/PNY-GeFor...ce-GT-9800

In many ways this is a minimalist card - can requires much less power than many out there. Even without a deal, you'll get it for sub-$150; you'll probably end up just spending $100. It is kind of a waste for your 750W though.
Anyway, i sincerely believe it will tide you over very well until your upgrade. I also have it in a Q6600 older build. G'luck
Thanks mate Smilie
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If the computer I have does what I need, how is outdated?

A total system upgrade is ridiculous overkill when I just need a graphics card. I process photos in Lightroom, so dropping $$$ unnecessarily on a new gaming rig is the kind of thing a kid would do to try to impress their friends. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

Thankfully there are people like dinga who are still prepared to help someone out, and answer the actual question asked.



Thanks mate Smilie
you're talking out your ass now.

1. system upgrade is overkill? but you said "CPU/Mobo upgrade this coming year, when funds allow." WTF? what's left?

2. A total system upgrade is ridiculous overkill when I just need a graphics card.
exactly... that's why I said get another..9800. $25 for a 512, 50 for 1g, goes good with that 2007 processor

3. save your money for an upgraded system and buy another 9800.
I like how people think they will just throw in a mobo and cpu and that'll be the end of the cost.
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Quote from stufine View Post :
you're talking out your ass now.

1. system upgrade is overkill? but you said "CPU/Mobo upgrade this coming year, when funds allow." WTF? what's left?

2. A total system upgrade is ridiculous overkill when I just need a graphics card.
exactly... that's why I said get another..9800. $25 for a 512, 50 for 1g, goes good with that 2007 processor

3. save your money for an upgraded system and buy another 9800.
I like how people think they will just throw in a mobo and cpu and that'll be the end of the cost.
You lost me at 512
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You lost me at 512
how much memory the card has....
Correct me if I'm wrong
Lightroom likes CPU not GPU


My upgrade few years back

Q6600 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache LGA 775
to
i7 940 2.93GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA 1366 (microcenter deal)

Amazing upgrade over Q6600. Not to mention COD and Battlefield.
Now CPU's are 3 levels above that

This was after I upgraded my Video card in the Q6600 machine. Video upgrade was a waste of money at the time. (thinking mobo/cpu upgrade)

Your mobo/cpu upgrade in the future will involve new memory. 8gigs I would guess

Now it's mobo/cpu/memory. Are you using sata or IDE or both? Will the new mobo have any IDE connections (no)? will you need to buy adapters for the CD and HD. Does the power supply have 24pin + 8pin (CPU), Does the New Video card you're looking at require power? Does the current power supply have enough connectors? Will you use adapters if needed?

There goes the nickels and dimes
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750TI is pretty good and cheap and should be a fine upgrade.
Also can support 4 monitors =]

124.99 on amazon minus 30 in rebates = 94.99


http://www.amazon.com/GeForce-750...rds=750+ti
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