PC gamers who keep up... video card suggestions

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  1. Toology

    Toology New Member

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    So I know my way in and out with computers, but I just haven't kept up recently with the newer hardware. Instead of spending countless hours reading up etc, thought I'd ask you guys to suggest me a new video card. I just upgraded from xp to windows 7, finally going to get passed the 2gb ram mark and bump up to 6gb, now I need a new card that can burn my 7800GT.

    What I want:
    around $200... I don't wanna pay for the latest and greatest, just isn't worth it.
    preferrably EVGA just cuz I have good luck with their cards.
    Not opposed to other brands, or Geforce/ATI battle, just need to see some reviews.
    Purchasable from Newegg, cuz lets get real, fuck the competition.

    Is the 9800GTX a good bet for this price range, big enough improvement from my 7800GT? better options? I wanna upgrade for MW:2 and some others coming out.
     
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    rawr Trick Or Treat OT Supporter

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    4890
     
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    Skyline22GTR OT Supporter

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    so we are back to ati's side now ehh. Sorry i can't help last time i looked is when I got me 8800 GTS
     
  4. fakeyfakerson

    fakeyfakerson OT Supporter

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    a 4890 would be the best bang for your buck.
     
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    4890 is what I gots.
     
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    HotSauce0034 Cowboys Crew : Xbox Live GT & PSN GT = Levati

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    I have a 4890 but I feel like my Q6600 is now my system bottleneck (and, of course, my 7200.10 Segate HD). I need to overclock my CPU and get an SSD but the inside of my case looks like shit, I suck at cable management :hs:.

    Also depends on what resolution you will be gaming at. However the 4890 is under 200 now thanks to Series-5 cards so it's definitely your best bet IMO.
     
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    Petey! Oh Yeah! OT Supporter

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    GTX260 core 216 if u wanna stay with EVGA
     
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    I would recommend this too
     
  10. Toology

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    I run at a pretty low resolution due to using a 32'' 720p tv as a monitor. ill check out both cards, thanks for the input
     
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    If you are running at 1024x720, I'm pretty sure either cards will be able to run mostly everything in highest details
     
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    1360x768 is the native 720p resolution, and i run that for everything.
     
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    4890 or GTX 260 or 275 if you can
     
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    Nguyen89 I recycle gold. OT Supporter

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    for your price gtx 260 but like others have said go for the 275 if you can
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    +1

    Mine is awesome. I have a Palit one, the cooler is insane. I have the core on 750 from 600 and the fan never steps up from 40% :bowdown:

    Pretty sure my E6600 @ 3.15Ghz is a massive bottleneck for it now though. Time to upgrade soon.
     
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    If you go this route I would suggest checking out slick deals and waiting for a decent deal. Newegg is a rip off sometimes and you can get a deal of close to $100 if you are patient.
     
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    just got 2 5870's, fantastic cards
     
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    not sure my mobo will support crossfire or not, but im leaning toward the 4890 now, just seems like more bang for the buck over the gtx260.

    unrelated question... do i need to install win7 64bit to get to 6gb of ram, or will 32bit "see" 6gb
     
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    .... if you have the option to go 64bit why would you go 32 bit?
     
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    I find 64 bit stable enough, drivers-wise, to use normally now. A few years ago it was a problem getting stable drivers for x64, but now I see no reason for most people to stick with 32-bit OS's.
     
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    I have 4 supertalent 32GB SSDs in RAID 0 with an Areca 1210 and get 430MB/s read :bigthumb: Except one of them dies every few hours... and I'm not in the refurbish period anymore -_-
     
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    I'd skip the 4890 and go for the 5770. Fills the chasm left by the outgoing 4870 (which is basically an underclocked 4890) with all the benefits of the new 5000 series. Cheaper than the 4890, draws less power, runs cooler, and with a resolution of 1360x768 you should be able to play anything you throw at.

    Here's a link to NewEgg: XFX for the double-lifetime warranty. :bigthumb:

    Yes, you do need a 64-bit OS to utilize more than 3 gigs of memory. What motherboard do you have? Crossfire 5770 would be superb bang for the buck.

    EDIT: Guess I can't post links. Just search XFX 5770.
     

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