Hey everyone first time poster but long time creeper. I installed a new PSU yesterday because my old one went out. Now I'm having video card problems, my board hangs on the VGA LED so I'm guessing it's gone bad but I've had trouble with my board too. I fought with it all day and it showed a gray screen twice maybe.
Problem is my wife is not going to be happy about buying a new one she doesn't even want me using a computer. It took a ton of work to get a new PSU out of her. I've only got maybe 100$ to spend plus my 20$ newegg gift card that came with my PSU not sure I can swing much more out of her. I need something to play Skyrim @1650 x 1080 or replace my old card which was a MSI 4890 OC. Any ideas? What I really want is a 7850 or 560 Ti, a married man can dream....
Here's What I've found open box or refurb:
3870x2 1GB for 90$
6850 1Gb for 92$
GTX 550 TI 1GB 101$
7770 1GB for 113$
I don't want a very big downgrade if I can help it and would like an upgrade. I couldn't find any game benchmarks comparing cards out now to mine so i'm just guessing what's close. I'm going to try and get some trouble shooting help over at the ROG Asus forums because I've had some mobo problems but I think the card is dead.