Looking for a quick upgrade

Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D 1.XX

GPU : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+

Processor :2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad --- Multi-core (4 total)

6 gigs of ram

Is my system that I've been running since the 9800gtx came out , i was just wondering what is the next level after the 9800 ?

Like if i wanted to see a nice jump in performance but nothing astronomical since i don't have very much money what would i buy for this set up ?

Not opposed to Xfiring relatively cheap cards, since i was told my system could do that back in the day !
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  1. A new GPU would be nice. what power supply do you have?
  2. OCZ tech 600w
  3. Oh i'm sorry , it's a 1920x1080 samsung

    And awesome link thanks ! so anything above mine wiill improve performance ? or did i misread chart?
  4. about 200, i could maybe scrounge up 50 more

    so those two budgets
  5. if your budget is $250, you might as well splurge it all out for a Power Color 7870 PCS+ Myst Edition. you can read more about it here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,3401.html
    and here's a link should you decide to buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 it has 2 free games to boot! bioshock infinite and tomb raider. you can either use them or sell them to recoup a little bit of cash. if you can overclock your current cpu, you can alleviate some of the bottleneck.
  6. Okay i was just curious and when i checked my drivers it said my last updated driver was in march of 2008 , would that affect performance ?
  7. Yea honestly a 7870 myst is your best bet
  8. Okay , is there a card just a step under? that's a tad steep at edge of budget
  9. Malicemk said:
    Okay , is there a card just a step under? that's a tad steep at edge of budget

    i suggest getting the 7850 1gb ($165~) or 650ti ($150~) if your budget is really tight. but really, any current generation gpu worth at least $100+ is at least one step above what your 9800gtx can do.
  10. any 7870 is best. 7850 is low for gaming.. if your doing BF3
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