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Upgrading from 8800 gts 384

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February 15, 2010 9:05:57 PM

Whats up all,
My EVGA GTS 8800 GTS 384 is acting up and I know its a bit old. I was looking to see what would be a good upgrade for me. I only run 1 display at 1280 x 1024 but am getting a new monitor as well (1920 x 1080 or something like that). I also do not want 2 cards. I play mostly Lotro, dragon age, some fps.

Thanks for the advice


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a c 130 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:14:30 PM

No budget? No CPU? No PSU?

Grab 2x HD5970
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:16:42 PM

A 5770 would be good for a 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 screen, if your looking to spend a little more a 5850 would max all games at 1920x1080.

How many watts is your PSU and what is your CPU?
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February 15, 2010 9:22:46 PM

i think its a 700 or 800 watt power supply. I have a 6600 core 2 duo and 4 gigs ram
I dont need to max out all games. I am not maxing things out now, well the older games a bit, and I am quite fine with it.

my budget is under $200 or so

sorry about the spec thing
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:27:59 PM

I think you mean the 8800GS 384mb.
For the new monitor I would recommend at least an HD5770. It should give you good performance at 1920x1080. You could wait a lil bit for the HD5830 which would be better but it is rumored to be priced closer to $230.
February 15, 2010 10:53:34 PM


I also play Lotro and i used to have 8800gts 320mb. When my 8800gts died I RMA'ed and got a replacement of 9800gtx 512mb. Lotro now runs more gorgeous with all on ultra high settings (DX10) except Texture detail (high) and Dynamic shadow (high) in a Res. of 1680x1050. For a Res. of 1920x1080 I would recomend 5850 because of its 256-bit memory interface it helps alot specially when you are at Ettenmoors, but again budget limited so 5770 is a better choice. 5750 is almost equal to 9800gtx plus 5k sereis card of ATI offers DX11 which is a big advantage when March comes. (Lotro implementing DX11)
February 15, 2010 11:26:38 PM

cool. what lotro server you play on
February 15, 2010 11:58:13 PM

I play on Landroval server.