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title pretty much says it all. i have a maximum budget of 150 but if i sell my current cards possibly 200 tops.
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If you want upgrades that can be felt immediately I'll say get an SSD as your boot drive and install programs that you use the most. You'll be limited by SATA II speeds but that will be saturated if you use a SATA III SSD and use that while upgrading your platform.

Any other upgrade is bound to go past your budget. Or maybe you can get a GTX 480 for ~$200 but then it will be bottlenecked.
    
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If you want upgrades that can be felt immediately I'll say get an SSD as your boot drive and install programs that you use the most. You'll be limited by SATA II speeds but that will be saturated if you use a SATA III SSD and use that while upgrading your platform.
Any other upgrade is bound to go past your budget. Or maybe you can get a GTX 480 for ~$200 but then it will be bottlenecked.

lol i meant graphics card that's why i posted in graphics cards general section. and i find SSD to be useless i don't mind waiting a few seconds more for windows to load.

will my PSU even handle a 480 didnt they pull like 900 watts alone?
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lol i meant graphics card that's why i posted in graphics cards general section.

well doh.gif for me. dunno how i missed that.
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will my PSU even handle a 480 didnt they pull like 900 watts alone?

You'll be fine. My cousin ran them in SLI with a TX750. He couldn't OC them much though. Limited by temp wall mostly.
    
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well doh.gif for me. dunno how i missed that.
You'll be fine. My cousin ran them in SLI with a TX750. He couldn't OC them much though. Limited by temp wall mostly.

hmm I'll have to look into a gtx 480. by temp wall what do you mean?, do that run really hot or something?
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by temp wall what do you mean?, do that run really hot or something?

The first one would go ~94 degrees C while gaming. The bottom one will reach 100. idle was ~70 for both.

I should mention that he has a crappy case for air cooling, An 800D. Now that rig is under water and got awesome temps.
    
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Get the GTX 480 form newegg for $210. Then oc the heck out of your cpu if it does get bottlenecked. Your psu should be fine. Hunt down a used aftermarket air cooler and you should be very happy.
I went from 9800GT's in SLI to a GTX480 - made me so happy! Steller performer.
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The first one would go ~94 degrees C while gaming. The bottom one will reach 100. idle was ~70 for both.
I should mention that he has a crappy case for air cooling, An 800D. Now that rig is under water and got awesome temps.

0.0 eek.gif 100C screw that im not getting a card that will be dead in 2 weeks.
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Get the GTX 480 form newegg for $210. Then oc the heck out of your cpu if it does get bottlenecked. Your psu should be fine. Hunt down a used aftermarket air cooler and you should be very happy.
I went from 9800GT's in SLI to a GTX480 - made me so happy! Steller performer.

i just checked this is the only 480 they have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759&Tpk=gtx%20480 and thats way above my budget.
it wont OC any further.
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Get the GTX 480 form newegg for $210.

That deal isn't available anymore current price is back up to $250. But OP can ask on in that thread for someone to ship them one for $210 + shipping. Some people will do that.

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0.0 eek.gif 100C screw that im not getting a card that will be dead in 2 weeks.

lol it won't be dead in 2 weeks. You have a better case for air cooling smile.gif
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That deal isn't available anymore current price is back up to $250. But OP can ask on in that thread for someone to ship them one for $210 + shipping. Some people will do that.

if its running at 100C i dont even want one.

and my case has cheapo fans
Edited by philhalo66 - 4/11/12 at 9:39pm
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