$100-150 GPU Upgrade

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before August 1
BUDGET RANGE: $100-150 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Battlefield 3
Rage
Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
eVGA 8800 GT
Corsair 650 Watt

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Core 2 Duo E8400
Asus P5KPL-VM
4 GB DDR2

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
New Egg
USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want a card with a lifetime warranty or reliable limited warranty
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  1. Since you have a 1080p monitor, best I'd suggest would be a HD 6850 or HD 6870 for that price. But its beyond.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=HD+6850&x=0&y=0
    Are you able to increase your budget a bit more ?
  2. I will attempt to go for the 6850/5870. thanks guys!
  3. what about a GTX 460 1gb OC edition?
    like this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518

    also keep an eye on 560 Ti prices


    Just to keep those Nvidia boys happy :)

    I own a Ati card myself
  4. I think that Zotac is not at the level of MSI,Asus,EVGA etc
    I dont have any experience with them so I cant say it is good or bad
    would definitley look at reviews of Zotac
    before buying

    At the $150 USD range it comes down to the GTX 460,HD 5770 and the HD 6790
    and maybe a GTX 560 no Ti with rebates

    toms in their video card guide latest recommended the 460 and the hd 6790 for the
    $150 price range
    with the HD 5770 at the $115 price range
  5. Zotac makes good products, really nice stuff in some cases no reason to shy away from them.
  6. spentshells said:
    Zotac makes good products, really nice stuff in some cases no reason to shy away from them.



    That is good to know
    They have great prices for their cards
    I will have to keep that in mind for when i get a new card
  7. king smp said:
    That is good to know
    They have great prices for their cards
    I will have to keep that in mind for when i get a new card



    by in some cases U am referring to the AMP edition stuff, otherwise
    I'd like take one of the other brands you listed

    but would say they are on par with PNY as in above average
  8. I remember when PNY was a big name LOL
    now PNY,Sapphire and Zotac seem to be in the same group
    of decent low cost cards
  9. I would suggest upgrading your CPU before you get the GPU.BF3 and Rage utlize 4 cores so even if you just bought a new CPU you will see an improvement with your 8800GT.

    As an alternative you can O.C. your current processor.
  10. HD 6850 , still seems enough for me. Although, a HD 6790 is also a good one. It competes with a GTX 460 SOC edition.
  11. The 6850 isn't a huge step up from the 8800GT.And the 6790 is a bad repeat of the 5830.It's way to power hungry for the performance it can deliver.Whats funny about the 6790 is that they didn't give it the option of more than a dual crossfire.With the 6770 you can do quad crossfire.
  12. Quote:
    King , this Gx460 I linked is the 256 bit version, the most powerful 460, not the 192bit 768MB, not the Stupid Edition, definitely stock clearance



    the 1gb 256bit GTX 460 seems to me to be the $150 winner
  13. ^ Who posted that message ?
  14. Quote:


    What the F@ck, I QuadFire my frigging 6850s and I can more flops than this m@thaPh@cking Crippled Sh!t that blew my last power supply when I tried QuadFire and it didnt even give me as many flops, and yet my 6850s didnt blew up the same PSU!


    That one ^
  15. Acutally PowerColor made a 6850 that can do quad crossfire.
  16. My cousin has a Powercolor Radeon HD 6850. And I do remember that he said, you can Quad CF them.
  17. Yep, that's the same one.
  18. I haven't seen any documenation on it actually being able to do quad crossfire.I only saw the 2nd crossfire bridge connector.Mainly assumptions from me.Do you know anything about it?
  19. No, I haven't. I've only heard of it. Never actually seen one a Quad CF. Not even in my life !
  20. If i were you, i would get a Hd 5770 and use your current card to drive phiysx in conjunction with your radeon.
  21. HD 5770 doesn't do well at 1080 or full HD resolutions. Its a mid range card. You're better off with a Zotac GTX 460 or HD 6870.
  22. I think the OP already made his choice a long time ago.lol.
  23. king smp said:
    I think that Zotac is not at the level of MSI,Asus,EVGA etc
    I dont have any experience with them so I cant say it is good or bad
    would definitley look at reviews of Zotac
    before buying

    At the $150 USD range it comes down to the GTX 460,HD 5770 and the HD 6790
    and maybe a GTX 560 no Ti with rebates

    toms in their video card guide latest recommended the 460 and the hd 6790 for the
    $150 price range
    with the HD 5770 at the $115 price range


    i have personal experience with them and im not to happy 2 days after it arrived strangely stopped going hd and wouldn't change replased with 2 sapphire 6950s 2gb version
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