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New 460 from frys. $99.99

http://www.frys-electronics-ads.com/...ing-Video-Card
    
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that's an SE version.

OP if you can increase your budget a little then i'm sure you can get it here.
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The se should be able to handle games at OP's resolution, 1080p. It's great for folding, AND is backed by EVGA's reputable warranty.
    
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I did some thinking.
Spend $50 and get a 9800GT for SLI. Cost- $50
Buy ~$100 card and sell current card for $35 ($45- shipping costs) = $65 dollars.
    
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Hmm. Looked up your motherboard via google. It doesn't seem to have 2 pcie x16/x8 slots. Are you certain you board can handle 2 9800's?
    
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The se should be able to handle games at OP's resolution, 1080p. It's great for folding, AND is backed by EVGA's reputable warranty.
spending money on the SE is a waste when the 768mb performs better.



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Yeah. As I said, I can swap some hardware around. I'm gonna install W7 soon. Here's what I planned.
P45 UD3P
Q8200 with TRUE
Antec TPT 650W
9800GT Akimbo with maybe another one with the SLI hack.
    
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post #18 of 31
Better, according to benchmarks. To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between my 460 (before I traded for the 5750's) 1gb vs my friend's SE.
    
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post #19 of 31
Used 460
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You can also look into the radeon 5000 series, as well. Prices have gone down significantly. A 5770 or 5830 ~$100 should do the job. They are everywhere on ebay. I would link one, but I don't think I can do that.
    
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