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Upgrade ideas

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December 30, 2008 6:39:28 AM

Hello all, back in Early Feb I built a new system with the following specs:
Intel E8400 cpu
Asus P5N-D 750i motherboard
4gb Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC800 4-4-4-12 (4 X 1gb sticks)
XFX 8800 GT (g92) 512mb
Soyo 22" LCD 1680X1050

I had thought about upgrading to Ci7 920, gigabyte X58 and 6gb of DDR3 memory but I think ill wait till after AMD comes out with the P2 AM3 version. So ive been giving it some thought and I am going to replace the 22" moniter with a 32" 1080p TV to pull double duty im still shopping around but I dont plan on getting the TV till mid Feb so Ill wait to see what prices are then. But id like to know do I need to upgrade my Video card? I know it can handle 1920X1080 with no problems as i did have a 24" 1920X1200 lcd on it at first (died 30 days after getting it). Id like some thoughts on this, should i even get a new video card or should i just sit tight and wait till after nvidia and ati come up with something newer. I dont plan on going sli or crossfire I only plan on using one moniter so 1 single card is all i need. I might get a sound card as someone will prob say onboard is slowing me down. But I just figured I see what people had to say. I am leaning towards a HD 4870 as i think that will pretty much run anything that will come out till the next new gpus hit the market.

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December 30, 2008 3:45:13 PM

If you plan on playing somewhat recent games at the display's native resolution, I would upgrade the card. If you don't mind bumping down to a lower resolution I think what you have now would be ok.

Still, to me it kind of seems like a waste to put a lot of money into a nice display and not back it up with a nice video card. What you have now isn't too bad, but I think you'd be able to better take advantage of your new TV with a newer card. I'd go for the 4870.
December 30, 2008 4:59:03 PM

Well when i had the 24" @ 1920X1200 i had no problems playing WiC or CoH DirectX 10 versions with High settings.
December 30, 2008 5:16:49 PM

Well considering that you can get a 4870 1gb for less than 250 I think i will be upgrading to a 4870 and I shouldnt need to upgrade for a bit maybe untill the next gpus come out. Thanks I really like the opinions of people in this fourm seems theres more people that know what they are taking about than there are smoke blowers.