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Old 08-30-2010, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Was thinking about upgrading my older 8800GT GPU to something newer. I was looking into this one. Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Don't want to spend bunches of money. What do you all think?

Thank you for your help.
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whats your budget? what powersupply do you have? what operating system do you have? what processor do you have?
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whats your budget? what powersupply do you have? what operating system do you have? what processor do you have?
Thanks for your reply.

My budget is not more than a couple hundred dollars. My system specs are in my sig at the bottom.
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Newegg.com - MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

for under $200 this card is the bees knees, it has phenominal performance for the price adn its super cheap, when black friday comes around pick up another one for $100 and that will be beastly. a 5770 will compliment the rest of your system quite well... the one i linked to you has a factory eh, aftermarket cooler that will do a great job cooling the card and should give you plenty of head room for a nice overclock...
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The GTS 250 isn't much better than the card you already have. This is a good deal on a GTX460

Newegg.com - Galaxy 60XMH6HS3HMW GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GC 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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would that be a better performing card than the 5770 slaymate? i went with the 5770 over the 460 because the 5770 has a gig of ram...
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The 2 GTX 460's I got to play with last weekend were the 768MB cards and they rocked for me. They were as good or better than my old GTX 280's so I'm going to say yes it is better. But that's just my opinion.
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either way, i dont think you can go wrong with either.. personally id go with the 5770, its cooler, quieter and cheaper... but im a AMD fan boy :P
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460s are better than 5830, and the 1Gig version is even better. As it actually has more ROPs!
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its cooler, quieter and cheaper... but im a AMD fan boy :P
The GTX 460 doesn't run hot like the GTX 480 and 470 so I'm disagreeing with the 5770 running cooler and quieter. And you didn't check the prices very well because they are the same. I know your an ATI fanboy because your overlooking everything.
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