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Hi, What would be the best video card upgrade for under $230? I use X800GTO pcie-16 right now, 400watt power supply, p4 3.4, 1gb ddr, asus mainboard... I want to play new games like medieval 2 total war with more fps. Is there any card's that perform better than my x800gto for such price?
    
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A 7600GT or 7900GT would be great. I don't know about ATi though. I think you could only get some x1800.
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A 7600GT or 7900GT would be great. I don't know about ATi though. I think you could only get some x1800.
Well I can go for $270. Any comments?
    
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Would it be a big differents if I choice 7950gt 512mb insted 7900gt?
    
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volt mod a 7900gt and youve got a killer card for the price. 7600gt is a great card aswell.

7900gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033

Or a 7900gtx - the higher memory speeds (AKA 7900gto) But with some overclocking on the ram you get a 7900gtx for about 140$ less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065

In reality any of the 79xx series cards will play any new game great. whether it be a 7900gt, or a 7950gx2. Use your alloted budget to help you decide!'


EDIT: for the price of the 7950gt, you can get a better card, the 7900gto, its has higher stock clock speeds, and about the same mem speeds for a few $$ less and is a proven overclocker. Reaching and exceeding 7900gtx speeds.
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Well I can go for $270. Any comments?
X1950pro for $200, this is a very good card for that price.
for $270 go for X1950XT, It can smoke all your 7900GT and 7950GT, Even your 7900GTO.hehe But you need new PSU for it.
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Would it be a big differents if I choice 7950gt 512mb insted 7900gt?
yes - the 512 version is a bit quicker!

I would go for the 7950GT - in this forum someone posted a shop selling them for $230
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Get the X1950XT. It will smoke a 7900GTX overclocked.
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X1950Pro or X1950XT, Ati has better image quality and FSAA with SM3.
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post #10 of 13
Well that's easy, a X1950XT of course! I also saw they dropped in price.
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