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First my chair breaks. It's almost 20 years old and cost about $500.00 but getting it fixed is only going to cost about $25.00. Bringing it out into the sunlight showed how stained and shop worn it had become. So there goes another $50 -$100 to get it upholstered.
Then my Nvidia 9800 GT dies. I'm getting random ASCII characters during DOS boot up. Windows won't even try to let it run. Any suggestions for a replacement? My absolute max on that it $200.00. I see the thread below about a 285 where the consensus appears to be a GTX 460 1GB. If that'll work then there's no reason to spend another 2 hours rehashing the same thing.
A PSU isn't an issue but I also don't want a noisy card.