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Old 12-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so my system specs are...
gigabyte p35-ds3l
c2d e6650 @ 2.33ghz
evga 7600gt
corsair xms2 2x1gb

im thinking i should upgrade my card?
i have $200 to spend, possibly more...
i would like it to be on NCIX.com - Buy Video Cards In Canada., because its close to me so i dont need to ship
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: what should i upgrade?

Definitley the video card.

What power supply do you have?


In your price range you may want to look for a HD3870... I THINK they are right around your budget. But the 3 series ATi cards are not well known to me yet. Either that or a 8800gt. You could get a 256mb edition for that price too.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i was looking at the 3870s
my psu is a 500W modxstream by ocz
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What resolution is your monitor.
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8800gt 512mb if you can afford
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whats an e6650?? but I agree.. the video card is the weakpoint of that build.
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He means e6550. And yeah, just look for deals and in order of preference:

8800GT 512mb
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3850 512 over 8800gt 256mb?
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3850 512 over 8800gt 256mb?
even though stock vs stock the 8800GT will be faster in 80% of games out there at 1280x1024 and below, I just can't recommend anything 256mb anymore. It's just not enough memory.
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