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Old 07-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well the time has come to upgrade my PC.

Im looking into a new graphics card and new monitor for that bigger picture


My budget for the two are around $550.

im thinking so far to get the GTx 280, from my 8800GTS and
im just about clueless on the monitor.

I have the 750i FTW mobo, so let me know if its compatible or not.


I would like a 22 inch or bigger to fit my budget, and if you think a different GPU would be adequate let me know.


Thank you,
I appreciate the possible help.
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What PSU do you have?

full system specs as well please?
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ok, but compared to the GPU, im wanting to upgrade the rest of my system isnt that hot, but i have the PSU to accompany the upgrade


CPU: Intel Q6600
Motherboard: EVGA 750i FTW
Ram: DDR2 4GB 1066Mhz
CURRENT GPU: 8800GTS 512mb - (will be upgraded)
PSU: 750Watt power supply
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Excellent. Just making sure we had enough power.

I would go with this monitor:
Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors $220 w/ free shipping

and one of these two graphics cards:

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 $250 w/ $20MIR
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $199

Or you could get this which puts you just a bit over budget.
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGEGTX2851024OCBE GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $340 w/ $30 MIR

To be honest right now the best bang for your buck is the 4890 but if you love Nvidia cards both would be great choices.
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thanks those seem all great, i think going over budget is worth it


im going with the monitor and the gtx285.


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