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November 3, 2010 1:44:34 AM

currently running a 8600gt and looking to get a better card, i could get a 9800gtx+ for $50 or a 5670 for $80, anybody ever make an upgrade like this or use either of these cards? which might be better?

thanks.

oh and i checked the hierarchy and neither of those cards are on the list, and i did the gpu review and i can't understand all the specs.

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a c 1385 U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 1:48:36 AM

The 9800GTX+ (equal to GTS250) is the superior card performance wise. The HD5670 is newer tech (supports DX11) but lower in performance.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 1:51:22 AM

the 9800GTX+ is the better card and that's a hell of a price for it. the somewhat newer Nvidia GTS250 is a re-branded 9800GTX+. it needs a decent 450-500w PSU with 24a on the 12v to run it though.

the ATI 5670 is a solid card and a good step up from the 8600GT. if your current PSU can not handle the 9800GTX+, the 5670 is a solid fall back card.
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November 3, 2010 2:09:49 AM

you will see a nice performance bump going to a 9800gtx, what power supply do you have?
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November 3, 2010 2:15:39 AM

@rolli-yeah newer tech, but reviews show your right about performance

@ct-the price is nice for sure, and my psu leaves me with doubts, but your right, either card would be a sweet upgrade.

@frizzo- i'm running a Thermaltake TR2 430w, 2 +12V Rails, but only 14&15amps each. and i'm already running 5 hard drives that i need to dump onto a 1tb drive eventually. I'm due for a psu upgrade, and if i need to get a new one i can and will.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 2:45:37 AM

the TR2 430 is not a good PSU and i wish thermaltake would stop selling it
its fine for the ATI 5670 but if you can, i would upgrade to a better unit.

"The main problem with this power supply is that it can’t deliver its labeled power. It is, in fact, a 350 W power supply.

This same thing happens with Huntkey Green Star 450 W, but at least this power supply from Thermaltake has all its overload protection in place and won’t explode like this model from Huntkey."

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure...

this unit can power the GTX9800GTX+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 3, 2010 2:47:29 AM

crap i forgot to mention that the monitor i'm going to get has hdmi input and is:

Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor

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

speakers not so much, but would visual performance suffer any using the dvi port instead of the hdmi one?



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November 3, 2010 2:54:17 AM

@ct1615-yeah i was bummed after buying it to find out about the rails and power lies. there have been so many bad reviews on it, i've literally just been waiting for it to die on me to get me to buy another one. i've had it since 7/6/2007 and it still keeps on trucking running those 5 drives (3 pata&2sata), 1 optical drive. it's really loud and old so yeah it's time to upgrade for sure. i had my eye on that same corsair one you linked for some time now, they seem to have a solid rep and reliability, but i'd like to go modular for a cleaner case, but i'm pretty sure i can keep it neat and tidy with sleeved like i got now, thanks for the reco g
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November 3, 2010 4:36:43 AM

skunkone said:
crap i forgot to mention that the monitor i'm going to get has hdmi input and is:

Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor

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

speakers not so much, but would visual performance suffer any using the dvi port instead of the hdmi one?

DVI vs HDMI the only difference is integral audio signals in the HDMI. You can use a HDMI to DVI adaptor for the GPU out or get a DVI/HDMI cable that is DVI on one end and HDMI on the other. Then use the audio out from the motherboard and external speakers.
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November 9, 2010 10:59:52 PM

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November 9, 2010 11:38:59 PM

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