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While I'm here, I might as well ask a question of you graphics genius'. I currently have an EVGA 9800GTX+ (which in it's time and still today is an excellent card), but I am looking to upgrade it to a newer card. Any suggestions on what I should be looking at? I paid about $120 for the 9800GTX+ and I'd like to stay in that price range. Also, I know how to read the specs of the cards to verify if it is compatible with my system and if I'll need to upgrade anything or not, just looking for some suggestions from you guys. If I took the time, I could figure this out on my own, but to be honest, I don't HAVE the time and even if I did, I'd rather save some of it by getting a suggestion on where to start looking. Thank you.
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  1. I don't think you'll find a worthwhile upgrade in the 120 dollar rage from a 9800GTX+, now if you sold your card and added that to the price of your 120 dollar range....
  2. The 450s are coming out, not sure howgood or how much theyll cost...
  3. Thanks for the reply, Helltech. Well, $120 isn't a requirement, just a preference, so if you have a suggestion, please, do share.
  4. GTX 460 1GB version is probably the lowest I'd go from a 9800GTX+
  5. Thanks for the input, jaydeejohn. I doubt I'll be willing to fork out the bucks for a new card (One that is actually CAPABLE of replacing my 9800GTX+ won't come cheap, I can tell you that already). In the confusing video card market, newer is not always better. To be honest, I usually always am a generation or two behind when it comes to graphic cards. I just can't justify the price difference of a good older generation card to the price of a newer card with a few more bells and whistles.
  6. Thanks Helltech. I'll look that up and see if it's worth it. Will post with result if I have time.
  7. I agree with helltech, the 460, youll notice the difference, and its pricing isnt unreasonable
  8. Yeah, just looked that up on Newegg. It's floating a little over the $200 mark...not bad for a few generations jump like that. That's a fairly newer card, isn't it? Might scan the specs and pick it up, if compatible. Thanks guys. Been a big help.
  9. Yeah its a pretty new card, but its a damn good one.
  10. Great! As for manufacturer, I usually always buy EVGA cards, as they seem solid and well built. Any certain manufacturer stand out with this card? That you know of, that is?
  11. The ASUS DirectCU, and MSI Cyclone are the best two of the bunch, evga would be my pick for a reference card, however.
  12. Okay, Helltech. I think you sold me. Thanks for the invaluable assistance!
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