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post #1 of 15
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I'm looking into upgrading the GPU of my sig rig, and I'm running through the choices that are avialble to me.

9600GT (imporbable, too expensive)
3870 (costs the same of 9600GT, not as good?)
3850 (right price range, performance vs 8800GS\\9600GSO)

What should I get? I'm looking for a card for about $110, max 130.

Is the 3870 worth the extra $$ over the 3850?
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post #2 of 15
I think the 3870 is slightly better than the 9600. 3850's cant be overclocked to 3870 speeds but i would say it is worth the extra bit of cash.
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I love mine and wouldn't trade it for anything right now, but I would like to add another
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Originally Posted by Lxcivic2k1 View Post
I love mine and wouldn't trade it for anything right now, but I would like to add another
That means get the 3870 right? Anyway i would suggest you get the best card you can afford then overclock it
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post #5 of 15
Depends what games you want to play, the 3850 is a good buy.
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post #6 of 15
Go for the 3850 for sure, it's a great stable card and you'll be able to get extra performance (maybe close to stock 9600GT or more) with a decent OC. If that's what your budget is and you're sticking to it then I'd say go for the 3850.
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For your budget, go for the 3850
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post #8 of 15
I would say go for 3850, not a bad card at all.

But just to throw this out there BestBuy does have PNY 8800GT on sale for $150 right now.
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post #9 of 15
Either the GT or the 3870 is worthwhile. Personally I would go for the 3870 which has huge potential in overclocking.
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post #10 of 15
from what ive seen there is a vast difference between the 70 and the 50. It all comes down to how much you can spend really. If you can spend more, get the best you can get
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