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Old 12-26-2007, 03:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well my budget is about $230 for the card. Can you recommend a good card in that price range? I checked for "7900gs", returned no results. I want a card that can be bought in stores, not online.
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Newegg.com - Foxconn FV-N79SM2D2-OC GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Where do you live?

If i know what part of the world i can search a shop, in the mean time theres a link to an online store even thought you said you want to buy from a store.
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You'll only get half the card if you buy in a shop or a chain store... unless you catch a great sale.

Since you have PCI-E, you could pick up a 3850 from NewEgg and be sitting very pretty.
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Yup, the best deals are online. If you want to pay more for less of a card, then buy in a store.
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I live in southern California, USA. I'm planning on just going to best buy or circuit city. My budget is maybe a little over $200 for the graphics card but i also need a new power supply.

Is there anything i need to know when selecting a new PSU?
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I live in southern California, USA. I'm planning on just going to best buy or circuit city. My budget is maybe a little over $200 for the graphics card but i also need a new power supply.

Is there anything i need to know when selecting a new PSU?
If you live in SoCal like me, go to Fry's. I frequent the one in City of Industry.
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All of us agree, its a better deal from newegg. Cheaper, only takes a couple days, and they have a great return policy. Best buy or circuit city will rip you off, in most cases. Basically you want a psu that has a good amount of watts, 2-3 12v rails with high amperage, and from a reliable company.If you want to pay $200 for a $100 card, then go ahead, were just trying to help.
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Sell the rig, and put the money towards a new cheap computer that will out perform your existing computer
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