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Old January 4, 2011, 06:58 AM
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I'm currently running a XFX 8800 GT alpha dog edition.
Got a few dollars loose from the holidays and I'm wondering which newer card I should spend my money on.

I got about 130$ to spend.
No SLI, no CrossFire.

What are your recommandations?
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Old January 4, 2011, 08:14 AM
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New as in new new? hehe. There are some smoking deals in the buy and sell on some GTX 260/280's. Still covered by warranty.
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Old January 4, 2011, 08:15 AM
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You sir, will be looking at the cheapest GTX460 you can find. It will be the best solution to replace your 8800GT. Those can be found for $160 or around that...
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Old January 4, 2011, 08:34 AM
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New as in new new? hehe. There are some smoking deals in the buy and sell on some GTX 260/280's. Still covered by warranty.
Well... New... to me at least.
I'm just looking for the best possible upgrade. The 8800 is what? 3 years old? Or somewhere along that line. Be it brand new, or second hand, I just want something better and greater that's going to cover my butt for another 2 years or so.

I don't play anything mainstream. I'm a gamer, but I'm a cheap gamer
I just get really confused when I start looking at card specs.
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New as in new new? hehe. There are some smoking deals in the buy and sell on some GTX 260/280's. Still covered by warranty.
gtx 2xx is not supporting directx 11... only above gtx 4xx or hd 5xxx support directx 11 games...


just have to make sure... because a few weeks... or months later, there will be many new game...
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I'd say if you can find a ultra cheap GTX460 opt for a GTS450.

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what titles,at what resolution and eye candy do you play them?

130 is kinda not enough for a nice 6850,yet :)
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what titles,at what resolution and eye candy do you play them?

130 is kinda not enough for a nice 6850,yet :)
Operation 7 is the game I'm playing. So it doesn't need to be a killer card. But it needs to be decent enough in case I decide to start playing a newer, more demanding, game.

So this is the type of stuff I'm looking for?
EVGA GTX 460 1GB Superclocked EE - eBay (item 260713632845 end time Jan-04-11 15:33:21 PST)

What's Zotac. I keep seeing that company when I browse for vid cards.
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It's another company that supplies video cards. They offer lifetime warranties on certain products, much like EVGA and XFX. I remember seeing a review on a ZOTAC GTX 480 that performed well in the noise department compared to the competitors.
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