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Old 06-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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At what resolution do you game?
I play at 1440 x 900 on a 19" monitor.
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Any of those cards are really going to be overkill then. You would be safe with like a 4890 or gtx 260.
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Really? Is my screen too small or something? Cause I have a 37 inch fhdtv tv that I'm using right now, I could play on that.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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720p televisions are 1280720 which requires even less gpu power. Your 19" monitor is higher res, and will tax your rig more than your 37" TV.
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720p televisions are 1280720 which requires even less gpu power. Your 19" monitor is higher res, and will tax your rig more than your 37" TV.
Oh, and my 37" tv is 1080p by the way. So what you're saying is my monitor would take more gpu power to get the graphics that the geforce will give?

EDIT: What about a Radeon 4870? It has a low memory interface (256 bit), so is that bad?
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a 1080p runs a resolution around 1920 x 1080. (this varies a little from tv to tv so check your specs for your tv.)

I game at 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor with a gtx260. Short of Crysis I can max out most games.
Would I like a better card? You know it give me a GTX295 any day of the week.
Can I afford it? No.
Do I really need it? not really. But, If I could afford it I would.

So there is a convoluted answer for you.
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I looked up the gtx 260 SC and it looks really great for its price. I'm like $200 over my budget, so using the 260 instead of a 285 would be great I think. I'll get that.

Thanks for your help!
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Just make sure and get a core216 (Stream Processors: 216 Processor Cores) and not a core192 (Stream Processors: 192 Processor Cores).

A couple of recommendations:
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADBF GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

These are both factory overclocked. You can save $5 buy getting the non factory overclocked cards and doing it yourself.
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Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Will this GPU and CPU work?: EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

intel core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

The processor is from this combo: mobo/cpu combo
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This Hd 4870 1gb is cheaper and faster than a GTX 260.

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