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Help with new video card

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February 5, 2009 8:06:59 PM

Hi all!

I'm thinking of buying a new video card and im stuck as which one to get, i currently have
e6400@ 2.7
2gb ram
550w psu
8600 gt 256mb
Asus P5VD2-MX mobmy price range is around the 9800gtx or ati 4850 or 9800gt? lol

i use it for games mainly (race driver grid, cod 5, gta 4) at 1440x900

any idea;s or thoughts would be appreciated

side note: i noticed in cpu z that my mobo is pci ex rev 1.0 and these newer cards are 2.0 is that a big enough difference to warrent getting a new motherboard?

side note 2: (sorrylol) will the video card be bottlenecked by the e6400?

thanx all :) 

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February 5, 2009 8:10:13 PM

An HD4830 would be perfect for that resolution. It will not be bottlenecked by your CPU.

2.0 is backwards compatible.
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February 5, 2009 8:30:44 PM

4830 would be the best for your resolution, anything else would be a little overkill
February 5, 2009 9:24:46 PM

That ASUS 4830 is a damn steal. Even moreso if the MIR is honored. That would be a really good Crossfire solution for under $150
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