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Upgrade my 9800gt? $200 +-
Apr 25, 2010, 7:19 PM
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:in month or so BUDGET RANGE: 180-225 would be nice
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: would love to go 3 monitor I have a 22" sung 1680x1050
but would like to add 1900x1200 asus 25.5"
can I use that 25.5 plus my 22" and maybe get another 22"
or should I get 3 24"
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 9800gt evga xcilio greatpower 500w
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: umm gigabyte ds3 3.3 e4300 OC up to 3.3ghz 4x1gb ddr2 800
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES:have been happy with nvidea but think ati /eyefinity is better choice
OVERCLOCKING: rather not - prefer single card
MONITOR RESOLUTION: have 1680 x 1050 want 3 x 1900 x 1200 ish or 3 1900 x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: play wow, iRacing, battlefield bad company.
would use for movies/tv (would also connect ps3 to one of the monitors.
big question is would 5830 do all that? is it that big an upgrade from 9800 gt?
should I wait spend money on nicer 27" monitor.
thinking for last hurray for this PC would be upgrade cpu to q9505 and the 5830. then pick up the monitors. so I'm ready for next rebuild sometime next year.
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 25, 2010, 9:32 PM
You have a Samsung 22"?
Apr 25, 2010, 9:40 PM
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Apr 26, 2010, 12:33 AM
ya i have a 22 samsung.
Apr 26, 2010, 12:36 AM
ok thanks for the link I've read that already.
the question is would a 5830 be fine at pushing 3x 1900x1200 monitors in eyefinity or is that asking too much?
and is there that much of a upgrade from 9800gt.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
I would sell the 9800Gt for 75$, and then pour another 225$ into a 5850.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:01 AM
Stay away from the 5830, Picture A hot, expesnive, power hungry 5770.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:25 AM
just for reference though would the 5770 be able to push the three monitors ?
1900x1200 x 3 ?
or would it be a slide show?
Apr 26, 2010, 3:34 AM
if you really want to go 1900x1200 x 3 , I would start looking at the ATI 5850 & 5870
Apr 26, 2010, 4:45 AM
For 3 x 1900 x 1200, I might go straight to the 5870 so that I will be sure that I have enough power for now or in the future for a while.
Apr 26, 2010, 10:07 AM
Yeah, you'll want at least a heavily overclocked HD5850 for eyefinity. Saving up a bit more/ebaying the old card to afford one is probably your best plan.
Apr 26, 2010, 11:31 AM
great guys thanks for info
Apr 26, 2010, 11:33 AM
Best answer selected by wuden.
Apr 26, 2010, 6:49 PM
I would not go 19x12x3 unless I had a 5970/480 SLI.
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