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post #1 of 19
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One of my friends recently had his Nvidia card die on him, so he's asking me for advice. What better place to ask than OC.net, I'm thinking of recommending him to buy a 200 series Nvidia to avoid a bottleneck. Here are his specs.

HP Pavillion elite m9350f
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad-Core
6 GB ram
Vista 64 bit

He also asked me to recommend him a gaming headset. Price range of between $50-100.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 19
What games are played?
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
I believe he plays Wow and some other role playing games [I know they aren't too taxing on hardware, haha]. I think his last video card was a 9800 GTX so anything slightly more powerful would be good. Thanks for the fast response.
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post #4 of 19
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I believe he plays Wow and some other role playing games [I know they aren't too taxing on hardware, haha]. I think his last video card was a 9800 GTX so anything slightly more powerful would be good. Thanks for the fast response.
AMD: HD 6790
Nvidia: GTX 550 Ti
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for you help, I'll be sure to notify him. Rep'd
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post #6 of 19
450?
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
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Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Nvidia 450? Is that what you're suggesting?
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i7 950 ASUS P6X58D Premium XFX 6870 Corsair Dominator 
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WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron W2340vg 1080p Corsair GS700 
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Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron W2340vg 1080p Corsair GS700 
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post #8 of 19
Either ATI 6770 or NVIDIA GTS 450 should do him well.
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2x 500GB, 1x 1TB external Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Blue 32bit 1x Asus VE248H 24" Monitor Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard 
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Thermaltake 550w Aero Cool Syclone II Logitech MX518 1800DPI Red Mousepad 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE "Deneb" @ 3415Mhz Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 (1x) Gigabyte AMD Radeon 5770 Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 500GB, 1x 1TB external Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Blue 32bit 1x Asus VE248H 24" Monitor Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard 
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Thermaltake 550w Aero Cool Syclone II Logitech MX518 1800DPI Red Mousepad 
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Creative Headphones 
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post #9 of 19
yes... sorry
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
Audio
Creative SupremeFX X-Fi sound card 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
Audio
Creative SupremeFX X-Fi sound card 
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post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Between the GTS 450 and the 550 Ti there is a $1 difference.
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i7 950 ASUS P6X58D Premium XFX 6870 Corsair Dominator 
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WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron W2340vg 1080p Corsair GS700 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS P6X58D Premium XFX 6870 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Caviar Black 1TB Windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron W2340vg 1080p Corsair GS700 
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