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Old 12-05-2008, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I want to upgrade my video card and I have 200 bucks. I was wondering If you guys could recommend one. I like to play games like; call of duty, crysis, and now grand theft auto 4. I really have no idea what to buy!
Please help, time is in issueÖI live in Chile and my brother will be coming here from Canada on the 16th, so thatís 10 days. Video card are so much cheaper there, and I really donít have the money right now, but itís now or never. jajajaja
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your answer, but it leaves me one question, what is the diffrence in getting a 256-bit or a 512 bit videocard? will games in close future only accep 512-bit videocards up?
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Do you mean memory size or memory interface? I'm assuming memory size, but cards with 512mb will perform better. Future games are starting to chew up more memory needing 1Gb, such as Fallout 3. It comes in handy for large resolutions as well.
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512 bit is faster than 256 bit as you can imagine

no, games in close future will run on these cards fine
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your anwers,

How about this one?
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I thought you were on a budget....

now lets talk about your power supply
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yea, I said 200 bucks...thats 225 in Canadian dollars, a little les than 200 USD...but now you scared me I have a 450 Watt power supply, am I tost?
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Watts aren't enough information, it could be a crap PSU for all we know.. can you take a pic of the PSU and post it here? (the side button sticker)
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