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Old September 27, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Hey folks, read your forums all the time, don't post a whole lot.

Need to pick your brains. My son wants to upgrade his video card, current is an EVGA 8800GTS 640mb.
He is running quad 6600, 4gb ram, and his psu is Mushkin enhanced 650w.

He would like to go with a gx2 card. Any suggestions or is there a better card to get more bang for his buck. he is thinking $500 max for the card.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. This is for gaming Crysis,COD 4-5, Far Cry 2
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Old September 27, 2008, 12:33 PM
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What motherboard is he running?

I'm Partial to Nvidia, A GTX280 would be great, but if he's got an intel chipset/crossfire ready board then maybe a 4870 would be better as it'll get same/equal/better performance but offer the possiblity of getting another if he'd ever want to.
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Old September 27, 2008, 01:16 PM
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A HD4870 gets my vote
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Old September 27, 2008, 01:45 PM
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My current ATI card is giving me major trouble, so id' suggest going nvidia (even though my next card for my new build will be an ATI too >_>)
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Old September 27, 2008, 01:57 PM
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His board is the asus p5n32-e sli plus
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Old September 28, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Either GTX 260 (216 Core) or for a little more GTX 280...
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Old September 29, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Thanks guys for the info. realized to late that I put this thread in the wrong part of the forums and could not move it.

will do some more research on the 280's.

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Old September 29, 2008, 09:32 AM
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Woah, woah.

No one asking what size monitor? That is a MUST to know before we can recommend anything.

Also, the PSU your son has does not have the 8-pin PCI-E power as far as I know. This power connector is necessary in order to run a GTX 280.
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Old September 29, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Hey Sky,the psu was one of yours, there are 2x6 pin pcie cables.

He is using a 19" LCD for a monitor.

Anyway Sky to move this the video card part of the forums??
He would like to get the best video card possible he can for his system specs.
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Old September 29, 2008, 09:53 AM
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for a 19in monitor, I dont see why a 9800GTX+ wouldn't serve you well, and if you want a bit of overkill for that native res, go for the 4870.
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