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Old 05-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright I posted awhile back concerning how my Mobo's died on me, well now I've got the new mobo's (750i FTW) but my gpu (EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB) had died alongside my mobo's so now I am in search for a GPU, I'm looking for any good suggestions to replace the 8800, I am willing to spend 450$ (CDN) includes shipping (I purchase from NCIX generally).
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for 450$ i'd would be looking at a gtx285, but if i was you i would sell your whole computer and get a new rig. that e6600 is fairly old and so is that mobo.
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thanks for the quick reply Kobe, this is actually my 2nd PC for running indoors, my main is a q6600, good enough for the time being, I don't have the funds to buy a new PC nor do I know what I'd even charge for the PC I'm trying to repair, I could always get the GPU and sell it later +keep GPU if its not too far off
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yeah, a q6600 are still good for now anyway. i mean g's on runnin a p4
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like stated above look at a GTX 285. they are beasts.
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i own a 285, its really nice i can say.

but if your psu can handle it, you may be better off getting 2x gtx 260's with that budget of yours. it would be a nice performance jump from the 285.
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i own a 285, its really nice i can say.

but if your psu can handle it, you may be better off getting 2x gtx 260's with that budget of yours. it would be a nice performance jump from the 285.
he would be better of getting a single card setup. sli is a waste, single has less heat and when he wants to upgrade only has to sell one card. easy to update and some games don't benefit from that much.
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You can pick one up on ncix for 429 CAD
NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GTX 285 648MHZ 1024MB 2.48GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Dcp Video Card - GX285NZDFF In Canada.
if you wanted to save a bit of cash but still have a monster card the 4890 wouldn't be a bad route
NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4890 XT 1GB 875MHZ 1GB 3.9GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Video Card - HD489AZDEC In Canada.
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