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June 19, 2008 7:14:17 PM

I built my PC in August 2007.... it has a EVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB graphics card, should I upgrade?

Intel Core 2 Duo 6750
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
Patriot Extreme 4-4-4-12 PC2-6400 - 4GB
WD 750 GB Hard Drive (WD7500AAKS)
EVGA 8800 GTS 320 MB
Corsair 620HX PSU
Sony NEC Optiarc 7170 SATA
Antec P180B Case
Windows Vista Ultimate - 32-bit
Westinghouse 22 inch LCD at 1650x1080

The EVGA cost me $270 early last August. I didnt have the LCD monitor when I bought the graphic card so I was playing on a 19 inch CRT until that broke.

I play Guild Wars, Civ 4, Company of Heroes, Medieval Total War 2, Orange Box, Sims 2, Bioshock and waiting in the wings: World in Conflict, C&C 3, Crysis, Stalker...

Should I upgrade my graphics card after less than a year? (I should have bought the 8800 GTS 640.)

I don't want to pay for the best available... I'm more of a " best bang for the buck" kind of guy.

I see I can get a BFG 8800 GT 512 MB 675MHz Core Clock, 1950 memory Clock graphics card for $138 after shipping and rebate at zipzoomfly: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Any comments?


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June 19, 2008 8:32:14 PM

Thats a nice card. But what do you know? The new ati hd4850 is more powerful than that card with only $199! Overall perfomance it even beats 9800gtx! The very best bang for ur bucks.
June 19, 2008 9:12:50 PM

8800GT 512MB for 138. Go get it.
June 20, 2008 11:28:46 AM

Looks like that BFG went up in price ($179 base versus $159 yesterday) for a total cost of $158 now.
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