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Old 10-20-2009, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello .I'm searching for a better G.Card and was hoping to find help here. Right now i have a Nvidia GeForce 8600GT

My Computer Specs:
MiCase ML911
MB: Asus M2N-E sli/nF500/
RAM: 2GB DDRII-667MHz
CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+
HDD: 320GB
PSU: ATXSR 400W
OS: Windows(xp)

Budget: about $200

Thanks for help!
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, hi stuntrey and welcome to TF!

Do you have a budget in mind?
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400W will severely limit you.
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if so then what kinda of psu should i get?
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Newegg.com - BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
$40

Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-YWFC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$125

Can you order within the US? You IP is outside.
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If you can order from the egg: Depending on your monitor, if you have a high resolution or plan on upgrading your monitor with a bigger resolution in the future, you can get that card with 1GB of mem for $20 more while still keeping you under budget:

Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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