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Old 06-19-2009, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, Currently using an 8800GTX board. Curious to know if I can get something better for around $200. I have a single GPU motherboard. I'd like to stick with Nvidia since I've always had good experiences. I saw the 9800GTX is down to just over $100. Here are my system specs, I run at 1920-1200 on a 28" LCD, I know running at the res makes a big diff on what I will need. If it's worth while to wait a bit that's fine by me, I have no idea what is on the verge of being released for GPUS.

Q6600 @ 2.8ghz
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If it's worth it or necessary to spend more I can do it but I usually try not to by the very best GPU as it seems to be priced too high. From what I've seen anyway.

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P.S-Edit, my video board is NOT a G92, it's very old.
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There are a few options. you could go with a gtx 260:
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

gtx 280 for a lil more $$
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or you could ATI, there 4890 is a pretty good card:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

best nvidia card for $200...plus it comes with a game :P

EDIT: someone beat me to it
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Dell has the gtx260 c216 896mb for $150-$20mir with free shipping. Use code GFDW8472JG1HW3 on this EVGA model. Dell : Evga GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896 MB PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card : Graphics Cards : Small & Medium Business
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That 260GTX looks perfect. Thanks all!! I see a couple retailers have it on sale for about the same price as NewEgg, may just pick it up local in case I run into any problems


Anyone have any idea what a used 8800GTX and used 8800GTS 640mb sell for? Both older non-G92 boards but work well.
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go for the 4890, best card out of all of them for 200 exactly. btw, this is a decent amount better then your 8800gtx, but boy, those were nice cards back in the day
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go for the 4890, best card out of all of them for 200 exactly. btw, this is a decent amount better then your 8800gtx, but boy, those were nice cards back in the day
I agree, the HD 4890 is the best performing card out of the ones you listed, and I think that's a little high priced for a GTX 260 c216 even with a free game. However, that Dell is pretty sweet deal though
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More specifically, go with
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Best deal for 200$, not the GTX260
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^^ Ya, I should have been more specific before


But sadly since that card doesn't have free-shipping, it goes over $200
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