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February 8, 2011 1:31:23 PM

I'm looking into getting and upgrade in graphics I have a galaxy geforce 9600gt le 512 ddr3. I saw Best Buy has a 9800 1024 ddr3 for $74. Not looking to spends hundreds ust looking for the most bang for my buck . if anyone has any sug. let me know thank you

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February 8, 2011 2:22:00 PM
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I am presuming before hand that you have a 400w or greater PSU ? If that is true I would recommend the GTS 450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is quite a bit more powerful than the 9800 so you won't need to upgrade to soon in the future, which will save money and for only $50 more at newegg it is a really good card. I do understand though that you said you didn't want to spend $100's and if you cant afford the GTS 450 the 9800 GT is a great card but like I said they are dying out and an upgrade will be required relatively soon.

I am sure you will be able to find a cheap GTS 450 on amazon or somewhere like that. But just confirm that
you have a 400w+ PSU (You should have).
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February 9, 2011 12:45:10 AM

Could you give us more info on your computer? It really help when offering the best advice. ;) 
February 9, 2011 1:50:48 AM

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February 9, 2011 1:57:04 AM

The 5670 is a nice upgrade from a 9600gt but it's not a huge step up.
I'd reccomend either the 5770 or the GTX460.

How much do you have to spend for this upgrade?
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 2:05:15 AM

Keeping it cheep:


This ATI ...........If you dont mind the rebate is a very good deal.


for a little bit more:

This Nvidia ... rebate as well.


They both perform about the same and have better cooling.

a c 214 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 2:42:26 AM

The HIS is cheaper but i was more intrested in the Vapor X version.Only $10 more.
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:09:57 PM

The 5770 is much better than the 5670.It's only $15 more and it's almost doubling performance.
February 10, 2011 1:51:46 AM

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