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Upgrading from 9800gtx

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June 1, 2010 10:55:45 PM

Looking to upgrade from my current 9800gtx card. I mostly use it for gaming, mainly Battlefield Bad Company 2. Would like to stay under $200.00 if possible. Have done business with Newegg but i am open to anyone. System Information
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Time of this report: 6/1/2010, 18:50:40
Machine name: ROY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: P5K SE
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/01/08 18:43:14 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
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a c 173 U Graphics card
June 1, 2010 11:18:24 PM

If SLI is optional with your current system then a second 9800gtx + would do wonders and well with in your current budget. If you are willing to take the risk on the second hand market then a used GTX260 -GTX275 would be quite the upgrade while a 4850-4870-4890 can be had under $200. Its up to you what you want.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 9:31:05 AM

Yup, 9800GTX+ is still strong enough, if you want more power then save a little bit money and grab HD5850.
BTW, if you just could OC your CPU a little more, it will be great... :) 
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 1:23:40 PM

wa1 is right, OC that CPU to at least 3.0 and you will see a difference, otherwise, i would not invest in an upgrade on the video card unless you were going to a GTX 285 or greater.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 3:05:04 PM

If its a standard 9800 GTX you would see a fairly noticeable improvement going to a good HD 5770, HD 4890 or GTX 260 (216). If its a 9800 GTX+, less so. Not a lot you can get under $200 that would make a huge difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you must have Nvidia:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have a factory OC'd GTX 260 (650 Mhz) and it had a nice boost in performance over the OC'd 8800 GTX it replaced. More or less the same situation as yours.
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