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June 7, 2009 4:16:22 PM

Hey guys.
Am a new guy here i got really impressed by the ammount of threads in here.
I am planning to upgrade my VGA card and i am getting soooo confused at the moment for taking a decision. I dont have any experiance with ATI cards.
my System:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
ASUS Triton 79 Amazing CPU Fan
Asus P5ND Motherboard
8 Gb OCZ (800) Ram
Asus EN9600GT TOP
GIGABYTE chassis 3D Mars.

my CPU and VGA arent OC coz i know nothing about it ><

i was checking newegg and had my eyes on a nvidia 275 and a 4890 ATI
here are the links

NVIDIA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127429

ATI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102831

I would love to hear your comments.
thanks
Mario

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June 7, 2009 5:02:26 PM

hi,


what resoultion and games do you play, and well done those two cards are well matched.

one extra thing, is that mobo SLI?
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
June 7, 2009 5:07:00 PM

GTX275, or two if you are flush with cash.
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June 7, 2009 5:14:29 PM

Well i usually max out the Resolution of 1680*1050 wide and my screen is the SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2253bw 22''

yeah its supposed to be SLI :) 

well mousemonkey tbh am not planning to spend any extra money to buy x2 VGA but in the near future i will get another one and run it in SLI

i forgot to add my PSU is EPSILON 600 Watt SLI READY
June 7, 2009 5:16:38 PM

Amg said:
hi,


what resoultion and games do you play, and well done those two cards are well matched.

one extra thing, is that mobo SLI?


Yes his motherboard has SLI capablilties.
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
June 7, 2009 5:22:21 PM

If you plan to get another card later to run in SLI then there isn't much point in looking at ATI cards IMO.
June 7, 2009 5:38:03 PM

i agree with you coz my mobo doesnt support crossfire.

is that MSI vga i linked is the best thing i can get with my money? or is there any better one with same or less price?
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
June 7, 2009 5:50:11 PM

I'm in the UK so therefore have no idea which are the cheapest shops in the US.
June 7, 2009 6:17:57 PM

am not in the US but i usually buy stuff from the US and have them forwarded to me.. so u can either use ebay or newegg or Amazon :D 
June 7, 2009 6:56:17 PM

yeah your best of with the Nvida card than, as your mobo is SLI capable

I m also based i the UK or I would say get it from OCuk
June 7, 2009 7:01:40 PM

no other recomondation other than that 275 MSI?
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
June 7, 2009 7:13:46 PM

XFX cards have a double lifetime warranty & EVGA offer a step up program, do some research and choose the one that suits.
June 8, 2009 10:37:41 PM

Nvidia Cards, Newegg.com Have fun.
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