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Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is looking for a graphic card, he is in the price range of $100-$200. He is stuck however, he could either go with a 9800GTX+ for around $150, or get something else. I recommended a GTX 260 for $200 but he was like "Dude thats too much money." What are you guys opinions on it?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are his system specs? What is his monitor's resolution?

But I can suggest this for now:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I think it's on par or better than the 9800GTX+.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He has a:

Gigabyte P35 Motherboard
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A lot of people I know have ordered 9800GT's and received 9800GTX+, so you could take your chances, and if it fails, just SLI?

Dunno.
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Gigabyte P35 Motherboard
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22" 1680x1050 Monitor (Can't remember which one)
Seagate 300GB HDD 7200.11
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Oh ok. Then go for either 9800GTX+ or HD4850. Which ever is cheaper, because they're on par with each other give or take a little.

I would suggest either of these two:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N884-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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A lot of people I know have ordered 9800GT's and received 9800GTX+, so you could take your chances, and if it fails, just SLI?

Dunno.
P35 chipset doesn't support SLI.
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Wait why would you even bother upgrading a 9800gt nowadays with a budget of around $150? That really doesn't make any sense.
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Wait why would you even bother upgrading a 9800gt nowadays with a budget of around $150? That really doesn't make any sense.

I agree....unless you are going to get one of the very best cards available now....jus stay put....the 9800gt is a very good card.
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My friend is looking for a graphic card, he is in the price range of $100-$200. He is stuck however, he could either go with a 9800GTX+ for around $150, or get something else. I recommended a GTX 260 for $200 but he was like "Dude thats too much money." What are you guys opinions on it?
an HD 4850.. its a step up from an 9800GT

However, I would wonder why waste $150 to buy another, because its not that much of a step up
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ya i agree with everyone else. The money spent won't be worth the small increase in performance
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