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June 10, 2009 6:16:48 PM

heres my setup intel core 2 duo e7200 asus p5n-e sli motherboard 650i chipset 4gb corsiar ram 250gb hardrive and evga 8800gt graphics card im wanting to know which is the best cost performance upgrade from my video card aslo should i upgrade my motherboard to 750i or 780i pci express 2.0 ? thanx

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June 10, 2009 6:37:27 PM

The best card for the money would really depend on your monitor size. Normally I would recommend the 4850, however it is proximately comparable to the 9800GTX and that wouldn't be enough improvement to bother. The next step up would be a 1GB 4870, or a GTX 260 Core 216. Both of these cards perform similarly depending on the game. Since u have an NV mobo, I would go for the GTX 260. Either of those two cards will serve u well up to a 22" LCD. If u have a 24" I would recommend a 4890 or a GTX 275. Again since u have a NV mobo I would go with a NV card b/c of support for SLI. If ur looking for a new mobo I would get an Intel mobo and go for a Radeon.

I personally have an XFX 4890
Phenom II 940
4GB of DDRII 800
I also have a Sapphire 4890 TOXIC in the mail for Crossfire :-))
24" Gateway LCD
June 10, 2009 6:53:02 PM

okay i was thinking of the gtx 260 but would i notice a difference in the 8800gt
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June 10, 2009 7:23:56 PM

Aircraft123 said:
I personally have...

I don’t care what you have :fou: 
joey40949 said:
okay i was thinking of the gtx 260 but would i notice a difference in the 8800gt

Yes you will notice a difference with the GTX260.
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June 10, 2009 7:35:47 PM

@ joey40949: Do not change the motherboard, PCI-E 1.0/1.1 is fast enough for anything short of a GTX295 or HD4870X2 and even then, the performance loss will be small.
Before anyone can make a meaningful suggestion we'll need to know your monitor resoloution and power supply details.
June 10, 2009 8:04:11 PM

22inch viewsonic lcd and 750watt corsair
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June 10, 2009 9:32:59 PM

How about, oh I don't know, add another 8800GT and SLI it!!!??? You're not gonna get better value than that :D . The only reason to get a newer 750a or 780a board is if you are having stability problems or want to get a better overclock from your CPU.
June 10, 2009 9:53:03 PM

well most games dnt support or benefit from sli otherwise i would
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June 10, 2009 9:55:13 PM

joey40949 said:
well most games dnt support or benefit from sli otherwise i would

I think you have that backwards, but what do I know?
June 10, 2009 11:00:49 PM

joey40949 said:
well most games dnt support or benefit from sli otherwise i would


IDK who told you that, but they lied.

Of course, 8800GT are a little hard to find these days...
June 10, 2009 11:50:48 PM

i meant like some games i play dont really benefit from sli since there kinda older
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June 10, 2009 11:56:57 PM

joey40949 said:
i meant like some games i play dont really benefit from sli since there kinda older

If they are too old to be SLI/Xfire capable then there is no reason to upgrade your card as it would just be a waste.
June 10, 2009 11:57:38 PM

If you play older games that don't benefit from sli, then why do you need a stronger GPU? Isn't the 8800 GT enough for those older titles? I'm not trying to start a confrontation, I just don't understand.


Edit: Ninja'd by 40 seconds D:
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June 11, 2009 12:02:28 AM

efeat said:
If you play older games that don't benefit from sli, then why do you need a stronger GPU? Isn't the 8800 GT enough for those older titles? I'm not trying to start a confrontation, I just don't understand.


Edit: Ninja'd by 40 seconds D:

I have a speedy finger tonight. :lol: 
June 11, 2009 1:10:25 AM

lol i meant i do play far cry 2 fallout 3 crysis etc. just i have few older games also i play my bad
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