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I have $300 to upgrade from my 7950GT to a new card, SLi is out of the question.
Cards that I am looking seriously at are 8800 GTS, 8800 GTX, and 9800 GTX.
All fit my price range. And would not hurt to buy an already overclocked version.
I do have some cards I have looked at that I am thinking about getting but I decided to leave them out of here for now.
I want the most out of my money, mind helping out?
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8800GTS G92.

You should upgrade your Pentium D though, it would help alot more. I say a E7200 and a 8800GT.
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8800GTS G92.

You should upgrade your Pentium D though, it would help alot more. I say a E7200 and a 8800GT.
A+ choice

Only issue is, what board do you actually have?

I didn't think there was a 570i for Intel chips. However if the board can take a 45nm Core 2, then that is your best bet.

Here is a good read on the performance increase you would get just getting a 65nm core 2.
    
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A+ choice

Only issue is, what board do you actually have?

I didn't think there was a 570i for Intel chips. However if the board can take a 45nm Core 2, then that is your best bet.

Here is a good read on the performance increase you would get just getting a 65nm core 2.
570i doesnt like the e6300, they arnt going to run a 45nm lol
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813135026R
Turns out my mobo does exist! (Note: not my exact one)

Thanks for your concern for my processor but I am not upgrading that right now.
Anyway, Isnt an overclocked 9800 GTX (say this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150297) much much better then any 8800 GTS?
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No, a 9800GTX is just a rebadged 8800GTX, Also, if you can, Why not look at some ATI cards? $10 more than $300 could get you a HD3870x2 (Link), although otherwise, I'd try and get a 9800GTX or 8800GTS, depending on which is cheaper.
    
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Go w/ the 9800GTX, it will cost about $315 w/ s/h.
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No, a 9800GTX is just a rebadged 8800GTX, Also, if you can, Why not look at some ATI cards? $10 more than $300 could get you a HD3870x2 (Link), although otherwise, I'd try and get a 9800GTX or 8800GTS, depending on which is cheaper.
Wrong. A 9800GTX is almost the same exact card as a 8800GTS 512MB (amazing product line, eh). It just has a few extra features, and a slightly higher clock speed.
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post #9 of 71
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Brutuz, that 3870 X2 looks awesome! Cheaper then I thought. How much better or worse is this then a 9800 GTX or 8800 GTS?
Also what does "Open Box" mean?
Edited by Cyberdyne12 - 6/18/08 at 5:18pm
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post #10 of 71
You're probably going to bottleneck anything over an 8800gt.
I would say get a motherboard/CPU combo first, then worry about your video card.
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