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Upgrading 9800 GTX+ $150-$240 budget

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March 22, 2012 12:25:43 AM

Hello everybody! I've been researching the last few weeks on the best upgrade for my system. I've also noticed my video card artifacting for the first time yesterday. I can't decide on what the best upgrade would be and would like some information. I want to upgrade my 9800 GTX+ to something more powerful. My budget is about $150-$230

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before May 15th, 2012

USAGE: Gaming - primarily Diablo 3 when it comes out

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia 9800 GTX+, 650W Corsair (I believe)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.6Ghz

Motherboard - ASUStek Rampage Formula
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/Rampa...

Memory - G.SKILL 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or cheaper

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

Really just looking for the best fit for my system. I probably won't overclock or SLI but wouldn't throw out the consideration. I also would like to know when I should start to consider upgrading other components in my setup? Thank you for your time! :) 
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March 22, 2012 1:56:15 AM

Or you could wait for the 7850, 250 dollars, I know it's just above your budget... but it'll be worth it.
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March 22, 2012 2:00:47 AM

Ill sell you my 580 gtx with a danger den waterblock and stock cooling for 340 if you want. i want the new 680s
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March 22, 2012 2:12:07 AM

exeedorbit said:
Or you could wait for the 7850, 250 dollars, I know it's just above your budget... but it'll be worth it.


When is this going to be released?
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March 22, 2012 2:13:01 AM

burton88 said:
Ill sell you my 580 gtx with a danger den waterblock and stock cooling for 340 if you want. i want the new 680s


Hmmm.. I definitely want. Not sure if it's in my budget though :/ 
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March 22, 2012 2:15:12 AM

yah if not its cool you can probably find a 570 around that price theres one on amazon for 239 which i believe is worth 240.
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