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Upgrading my graphic card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 26, 2009 4:59:03 PM

I have Intel Core 2 Duo E 6700 2.66
750 W power supply
4 Gb Ram
and atm 2 x 8600 GTS in sli on pci-e 1.00
and 15" screen :lol:  but i will replace it soon with 22" :sol: 

I would like to spend around 150- 200 pounds, what would be the best graphic card to go for, btw there is only one block of space between pci-e.

Thank You

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March 26, 2009 5:13:34 PM

I had the SAME sli in the past, but with an OCed E6850 ( that i still have ).

my SLI 8600GTS 3dmark06 : 9000

Single EVGA 9800GTX+ SC : 13500 ( non OCed CPU )
Single EVGA 9800GTX+ SC : 14600 ( OCed CPU )
SLI BFG 9800GTX+ OC : 16521 ( OCed CPU )

I have a 22" monitor, im playing @ 1650x1080 (3dmark06 on default) and had really nice perf with a single GTX+ that is pretty cheap since the GTS250 is out.

Depand on where your living. The best bang is probably a HD4870 or her lil sister the HD4850 (similar to a 9800GTX). Slight better would be a GTX260.
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March 26, 2009 6:05:44 PM

@ morfinel: Look to the HD4870 (1Gb if you can find it under buget) or GTX 260.
Overclockers currently have two screamingly good deals on both but you`ll have to act quickly, `coz they`re on promo!
And no, neither is much better than the other;)
March 26, 2009 8:31:26 PM

Thank you !! That 4870 sure look beastie :D  Actually since there are few major graphic cards caming up soon I think in few weeks time the price of 4870 and GTX 260 should drop a little, This sure is great price, Sadly I'm from uk :( 
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
March 26, 2009 9:23:41 PM

1. Two used 9800GTX/GTX+ in SLi ~$220-$240 USD
2. Two used 4850s in Xfire ~$220-$240 USD
3. Two new 8800GTs or 9800GTs in SLi ~$180-$200
4. Two new 4830s in Xfire ~$180
5. 1 4870 1GB ~$180-$200 USD
6. 1 GTX260 216 core ~$180-$200 USD
March 26, 2009 9:35:03 PM

I just bought 4870 1GB for 118 pounds including postage its brand new only used once for test, new boxed is 180 pounds :)  I'm happy.
My 15 " monitor will cry when he'll see my new baby :lol: 
March 26, 2009 9:55:17 PM

no use for your 15". youll see the real benefit on your futur 22".