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October 7, 2011 5:05:03 PM

I'm having to replace my old 8800gts... budget level is $100 or less.

I picked up the eVGA GT520 with 2gb onboard.... haven't opened it yet, and was doing so more reading and now curiuos as to how would that compare to a card such as the GT430 with 1gb onboard?

For background, will be used for gaming... Crysis, C&C, Bioshock type games (standalone, don't do the online gaming) and videos. Saw that the GT520 has a 64 bit bus, compared to some of the other cards with 128 bit bus. Bottleneck issue?

Any suggestions on best way to press here?

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October 7, 2011 5:21:43 PM
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Well, first ; you'll probably never make use of the 2GB so that's a waist of money.
Maybe one of these ? ;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also make sure your psu is strong enough for those cards. Need at least 450W.
October 7, 2011 5:48:57 PM

I have a good PSU, I think... Corsair 650W with 52A on the 12v rail, so power isn't an issue.
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October 7, 2011 6:19:19 PM

Thanks... I'll check them out. I was trying to do a search to see the history of the Nvidia cards, but hadn't found anything specific yet. Wanted to see how the series goes (8800, 9800, etc.) so I would have a better idea of the newness and progression.
In regards to the 5XX series compared to the 4XX series, what's the better choice?
October 7, 2011 6:27:36 PM

with around 100 usd, 450 is the cheapest card for gaming, but just just gaming, but stronger than 9800.

but if u can afford more, try 460 or 550 depend on ur budget or even higher if u have more allowance.

thanks
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October 7, 2011 6:48:59 PM

myowaiwin said:
with around 100 usd, 450 is the cheapest card for gaming, but just just gaming, but stronger than 9800.

but if u can afford more, try 460 or 550 depend on ur budget or even higher if u have more allowance.

thanks


The 460 i linked is 112 dollar with shipping and it's worth the extra 12.
October 17, 2011 9:04:37 PM

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October 17, 2011 11:36:07 PM

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