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Old 01-16-2009, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now i have an nvidia 8800 GTS 512 mb (g92 core) and i was wondering...what would be a good card to replace this yet still have it be under 200 dollars, i will probably be selling this 8800 as well so how much would that bring me in as well?
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probably a HD4870
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The card you have now is really good though.
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You won't see much of a difference from the card you have right now for under 200.
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Yeah, if you're going to upgrade from that card, you need something more than 200 bucks...

But if you're set on it, I would find a nice 9800GTX+. Personal opinion though.
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Find a deal on gtx260 core216 or 4870 1gb or better is what I would do if your dead set on upgrading.

I mean isn't the 8800gts 512mb basically the same thing as the 9800gtx? And the 9800gtx+ is just a die shrink with a little higher clocks? And the 4850 is around that performance level to.
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Grab a Sapphire 1GB 4870 for $199 from Newegg...
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well from what i'm hearing, the price can go up more since the 8800 will bring me in around $150 at least ( ? ) and my monitor should be ordered soon, i have to wait for the money to go from my paypal into my bank... I probably won't buy the graphics card right away anyways..maybe i'll buy a new mother board.. and having two graphics cards is only useful on two monitors right?
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If your running two games on two different monitors.Maybe Then SLIng/Crossfiring GTX 260's/4870's would come in handy.
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i feel like 150 for an 8800gts is a gift.. i'd say around the 100 mark, maybe more..
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