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Upgrading video card $200 budget

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December 18, 2013 2:15:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month

BUDGET RANGE: 200

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming then movies not really into any of the designing or editing ect.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 8800GT with 500W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P upgrading to 8gb of DDR2 aswell

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Not really Fussed but I live in Australia but I dont mind international sites

Tom's Hardware gets users from literally all over the world. Knowing the pricing and availability of parts relative to where you live will help us (the community) to help you (the original poster) better.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia only

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

a c 147 U Graphics card
December 18, 2013 4:06:32 PM

Not quite sure what sites you have available in Australia, but I am guessing $200 will get you in around a GTX660 or possibly a GTX760 if you stretch it a little.

BTW what 500W PSU do you have?
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December 18, 2013 4:48:55 PM

Most of the australian stuff is way overpriced and i meant 200AUD so with the dollar atm i think the 660 is a bit much, Im thinking of going the 650 but should I go 650, TI or TI boost and 1gb vs 2gb?
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 18, 2013 5:14:11 PM

The GTX650TI Boost is a decent card. I'd definitively recommend that over the others. Depends on your resolution as far as 1 vs 2GB. I'd lean to 2GB if the price difference isn't huge. 1GB should be fine as I'd assume you would turn on AA and other eye candy things that suck up VRAM.
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