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Old January 13, 2009, 08:40 AM
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Hey everyone

yes i know long time that i have posted lol

Looking to upgrade my video card,

I currently have a
eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, need something a little better. not getting enough fps on my favorite game soo time to upgrade

havent had time to keep up on whats good and whats not, oh and i will be building a new system in Sept so this will become the wifes computer, so nothing to extreme

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Gigabyte ds3 3.3rev
E6300
2 GB GSkill
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$150 - $300 mark should be good
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:07 AM
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4870 512mb

NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4870 XXX 775MHZ 512MB 3.8GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - HD487AYDDC In Canada.
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Even a 4850 would be a fairly hefty upgrade from the 8800 GTS 320.
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:11 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4870 XXX 775MHZ 1GB 3.8GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - HD487AZDDC In Canada.

!!! apparantly there is an instant rebate for the xfx cards!!!!!!

294 for the 1gb version!!
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:27 AM
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So ATI cards are the new badboys are they?
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Although thats a nice price, i dont want to wait for shipping lol, i am buying something tomorrow

so this will work, and be a good difference then what i currently have?

http://www.b-com.ca/product.php?productid=223770&page=1
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Old January 13, 2009, 01:58 PM
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it will be a huge difference.
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Old January 13, 2009, 02:00 PM
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if you spend 50 dollars more though you can get the 512mb version of the 4870, also overclocked and it's xfx, which comes with a lifetime warranty that covers everything except accidental.

NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 4870 XXX 775MHZ 512MB 3.8GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - HD487AYDDC In Canada.
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Old January 13, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Wait for tomorrow's NCIX sale. Should see some NVIDIA price drops soon, since USA had the GTX280 for $200 for a brief amount of time.

@OP. What resolution are you running at? And I guess it's time for you to overclock.
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Wait for tomorrow's NCIX sale. Should see some NVIDIA price drops soon, since USA had the GTX280 for $200 for a brief amount of time.

@OP. What resolution are you running at? And I guess it's time for you to overclock.

I am running at 1600x1200, and i hate to say it, but its just to play World of Warcraft

the problem is during the big raids i am getting some serious video lag, and it is pissing me off, i picked up a new E7200 so that is going in tonight
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