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Upgrading 9800GT, £250 budget

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April 22, 2010 5:09:30 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3 weeks

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Playing the latest games at max settings

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 9800gt and 650 psu

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

AMD Phenom 9550 Black Edition quad core processor 2.60Ghz

4gb ram kingston

TA770 A2+ BIOSTAR motherboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

www.cclcomputers.co.uk


OVERCLOCKING:

No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 X 900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


I'm considering a 5850 but not sure if will bottleneck the system or not. I do not overclock my system and no intention of it. Motherboard is not sli or crossfire compatible due to size of monitor 19in so that's not needed not needed. The 9800gt is starting to have a hard time running latest games at max settings now and would like input before I get a new card thanks for yer time :) 
April 22, 2010 5:38:33 PM

a 5850 is a powerful card and can max games with your cpu at res of 1900X1200

with your res a 5750 or 5770 would be plenty
a c 1362 U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 5:40:25 PM

For your resolution a HD5770 will handle every thing very well.
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April 22, 2010 5:44:48 PM

The 9800Gt is starting to struggle may I ask how long wold it be before i have to upgrade a 5770 and would i see much performance dif?
April 22, 2010 5:47:40 PM

sorry double post cant edit messages for some reason. But the reason i mentioned the 5850 is because i wont be able to upgrade the pc for a couple of years.
April 22, 2010 5:49:34 PM

yes a 25% more performance

if you want to upgrade your moniter too then get a 5850
April 22, 2010 6:35:16 PM

I'm not to fussed about saving money as i want this to be a lasting upgrade.

So how long would it be before i would have to upgrade the 5770. Also I have looked at both http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ and www.cclcomputers.co.uk they both have a very big selection of cards what one would you recommend out of all of them are they all just same card with dif Manufacturers? I know you have linked one but you linked the cheapest one I think and Im looking for the best one that i can get for my money.
a c 172 U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 8:37:36 PM

If you want a lasting upgrade then a 5850 is a good choice plus 1GB is more or less the standard.
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