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Better to have to buy a new monitor then a new card.
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Cheers guys for the feedback I think ill go with the GTX or wait for the GTX+. Spend the rest of my pennies on better RAM haha.

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Cheers guys for the feedback I think ill go with the GTX or wait for the GTX+. Spend the rest of my pennies on better RAM haha.

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What was your budget for the GPU? If you were debating getting a GTX 280 or GTX 260, you should get the 9800gtx and spend the difference on a better monitor.
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My budget comes down to how much effort I put into saving for this upgrade. I dont want to spend £450 on a gpu when my monitor is worth £100 and Im very happy with it. Its big enough for me and I like the quality so maybe Im being a bit greedy thinking about the 260/280 hehe.

I could put what I would have spent into a new monitor but at present a RAM upgrade is more of a necessity. PC25300 is starting to annoy me quite alot lol.
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post #15 of 20
I would get a 8800GT for $150-160, and drop the rest of the money I have on a better monitor.

There are 22'' monitors for cheap... $230-250.
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I say don´t go with less then 9800GTX even at your resolution because when you turn on all the eye candy and bring up the AA your sure need it in todays game and more so in tomorrows game.
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My budget comes down to how much effort I put into saving for this upgrade. I dont want to spend £450 on a gpu when my monitor is worth £100 and Im very happy with it. Its big enough for me and I like the quality so maybe Im being a bit greedy thinking about the 260/280 hehe.

I could put what I would have spent into a new monitor but at present a RAM upgrade is more of a necessity. PC25300 is starting to annoy me quite alot lol.
i can understand that. I would personally get a better monitor, but that is important to me. i would just get a 8800gt or spend 50 more and get the 9800gtx. The gtx+ is a 55nm die shrink and is clocked higher than the standard 9800gtx, and only 30 more.
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post #18 of 20
why not go and buy some old tech, a 8800GTX, which has only recently been beaten. You could get one quite cheap if you look for a second hand one
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Keep in mind there aren't a lot of games that a 9800GTX can't max out, especially on a 19" monitor.

Normally I would not have recommended a 9800GTX, since it performs (and is) practically identical to the 8800GTS (which up to this point, had cost ~$75 less). But the 9800GTX has seen some huge price drops since the release of the GTX 200 series cards, and now can be found for ~$200.

IMHO I would recommend getting a 9800GTX over a GTX 200, especially if price-to-performance is an important factor. At 1440x900, you'll likely be able to max out pretty much any game (except for Crysis and a select few others).

A few suggestions:
EVGA 9800GTX - $209.99
XFX 9800GTX - $199.99 after MIR

PS: TBH, you'd probably even be satisfied with a ~$150 8800GT 512MB. I know you weren't considering it in your OP, but it's just a suggestion.
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Cheers for the suggestions guys. Im edging more and more towards the 9800GTX seeing as the prices are getting better and better. Then Ill buy some better ram. Im running all the games I play maxed out on this system, albeit in some games low pfs (25 - 35 on cod4), anyway but this GPU and my RAM are reaching the end of there teather so I need to think futureproof, which is why I didnt just go ahead and buy an 8800GT (even though it will still last me a long time).
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