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October 21, 2009 11:01:48 PM

I need a lil info on the new cards recently out on the market I have a PC i purchased a few months ago after my dell died out on me. Was saving to build my dream pc but but had to get it for school. So now i found myself heading back out into the graphic intense games GTA VI, Ghostbusters, Call of duty WaW ,ect..... after an off an on affair with WoW LoL! I currently have a Gforce 8800GT 512mb 256bit GDDR3, running everything i throw @ it on max resolutions all games ive played so-far including mmos FFXI,WoW,and Aion i have 3 types of displays that i change up on from time to time a 55in Vizio LED tv, an older 50inch jvc LCD, and a monitior 22inch 1920x1080 res. My pc specs are as follow below!

AMD Phenom™ X4 9100e 64-bit Quad-Core Processor (1.80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) with AMD64 Technology8
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit) with SP11
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2-2048MB modules)
640GB 7200rpm Serial ATA II/300 hard drive with 16MB Cache4
Modern System Design with Red Chrome Branding Strip
Integrated ATI® Radeon™ HD 3200 Hybrid Graphics with up to 256MB of Shared Video Memory
Gforce 8800GT 512mb 256bit GDDR3

Not sure on Nvidia's cards but saw the newly and recent 5xxx ati series that run quieter and coolers that the 4xxx series.

Also this card needs to last for awhile (FFXIV on the horizon in a year).
Thoughts and inputs seriously needed and i dont need any overkill cards either just gaming!

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October 21, 2009 11:09:01 PM

You seem to have a pretty top system, you should wait for the GT300 if you want future-proofing, that thing is apparently going to be a beast.
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October 22, 2009 12:44:36 AM

To be honest your CPU is weak, even if it is quad core; 1.8Ghz is way too low for any high end card at the mo... it might even be bottlenecking your 8800, try overclocking although that still may not be enough. I would recommend upgrading that CPU before your graphics card....theres some great deals @ the mo....
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October 22, 2009 1:56:54 AM

^ Yep, since his CPU frequency is so slow, he should overclock and he'll be able to see some huge improvements.
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October 22, 2009 5:38:57 PM

Hmm ok but how do i go into overclocking an pre-built system i thought they were locked and all? Also if i were to uprgrade my CPU should i stay with quad core amd or dual core? This pc is a Gateway DX4200-09.. >< if you have ne suggestions plz inform me of my options i dont really need anything super extreme or cutting edge just a nice options for future upgrades.
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