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Old 02-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #11
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Well those are kind of the lower end ones...most 4650's are ~$60-65.

Here's a couple of good ones:

XFX (lifetime warranty)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150396

Sapphire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102843
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:10 PM   #12
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I'd go with the XFX that Mutant Corn mentioned...they're preety good quality lifetime warranties ROCKS!
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:18 PM   #13
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Lifetime isn't a factor for me, this is just a card to hold me over for 3 months so that I can play games from 2005-2007.

Is there anything with less strength but with more stability? For this particular situation, I would prefer safety over power. I know "guarantee" isn't a word you can really use in the computer world, but the card has to be pretty darn close to guaranteed to work.

I don't mean to be naggy or anything and I appreciate all the input, but I can't stress enough how important it is that this card works on the first try.

And is there anything a little closer to $40 rather than closer to $60?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #14
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300 watts should be fine assuming he doesn't have extra hardware and the power in his house is stable. the quality and build of the psu may be in question.

can't he downclcock the card to give himself some more head room?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:25 PM   #15
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300 watts should be fine assuming he doesn't have extra hardware and the power in his house is stable. the quality and build of the psu may be in question.

can't he downclcock the card to give himself some more head room?
I have no knowledge of over/downclocking, and I'd rather not risk tampering with it.

I know I'm being difficult. If it weren't for the fact that I have nothing to fall back on, I would be spending much more.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:41 PM   #16
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If the 8600GT worked, then this will work.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:40 AM   #17
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this HIS 4650 is about as good as you're gonna get in this price range...
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^ That is the one that has all the fan failures.

I would go with the Sapphire. XFX is doing some really shady things lately.
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XFX is doing some really shady things lately.
Explain

You have said that in other posts to.

I am Curious.
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This card is alot better than the 8600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-291-_-Product
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