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My 9800 GTX finally broke! Suggestions needed!

Little less than an hour ago, my 9800 GTX just died on me.

I was playing Tales of Monkey Island midway through chapter 3. Lolx suddenly, Boom!, nasty purple-ish colors splashed all over beautiful Elaine or was it Mogan?

Anyway, I tried several ways to revive my graphic card such as shutting down several times. Letting my PC to cool off for a while, all to no avail. Checking the card with GPU-Z reveals 0 GPU Clock speed etc. It even shows 0 C on temperature sensor. The card is 2 years old... and just my luck, its warranty just expired last month.

So here I'm open to suggestions from you guys, GS friends... What should I do now? Get my 9800 GTX fix? Or replace it with a new card. If so then, what graphic card should I get? Or Should I get a new rig altogether?

Here is my specs:
P35-DS3R (I know it's old.)
Core 2 Duo E8200
G.Skill 4 GB RAM DDR2 4-4-4-12
Creative X-Fi ExtremeMusic
Enermax Powersupply 460 watt

I'd really appreciate all your suggestions. Thanks in advance! ^^

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