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Poll Results: 1280 X 960 Max Res Best Solution (Mobo 650i)

Poll expired: Jul 6, 2008  
  • 33% (8)
    Asus GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB x2
  • 8% (2)
    BFG GTX 260 OC 896MB
  • 16% (4)
    EVGA Geforce 9800 GTX 512MB
  • 4% (1)
    EVGA GTX 260 896MB
  • 37% (9)
    Other (Please Comment)
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post #11 of 34
i thought 8800GTS should be able to breeze through 1920x1080? maybe you want to look into a 24" with full hd seeing the price is pretty decent at the moment. if not then a 22" will cost around 260-320 bucks, running at 1680x1050, which is more than capable for your 8800GTS.

edit: i am not sure if this is the problem, but i notice your current monitor is 780p, which means it natively support 1280x780. therefore i think it's the monitor that is limiting your media/gaming experience, not the graphic card. (someone correct me if i am wrong )
Edited by k1t - 7/1/08 at 1:57am
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post #12 of 34
Agree with above post.

You should also put the currency as well. AUS
    
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post #13 of 34
i think get a 24 inch monitor for 19x12 res and get another GTS. you can find some amazing deals for it now. seen one for 120 after mail in rebate... (deal expired...)

if not, 22inch monitor and be happy
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post #14 of 34
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I was looking at a 19'' they are cheaper you can get one for under £100 and it will fit on my mini computer desk fine
post #15 of 34
The 8800GTS 512 G92 is more than enough, But you can get a 9800GTX right now since its cost less.
 
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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
The 8800GTS 512 G92 is more than enough, But you can get a 9800GTX right now since its cost less.
That would be a waste... That's $200 on a upgrade that makes a 2% difference.

I would buy a new monitor now, and wait a few months for the graphic card area to solidify and then choose a path then (weather it be another GTS or a whole new card setup).
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Dual monitor setup FTW!!!
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post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
The 8800GTS 512 G92 is more than enough, But you can get a 9800GTX right now since its cost less.
i wouldn't waste money on a new graphic card, seeing how his graphic card is perfectly fine and his immediate problem now is the monitor, not graphic card.
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post #19 of 34
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I might pop to the supermarket and get a monitor
post #20 of 34
I play at 1680x1050... At Crysis, with the Triple C config, it looks awesome and runs at 20-30 fps. Drops rarely to 10-15 fps in very very very high action scenes... and look at my card.
The same is with other games. I rarely drop below 25 fps (on highest settings).

Anyway, 1280x960 != 720p... it's not even the same aspect ratio - I wonder if you're seeing the wrong aspect ratio.

I would go back to 1280x720... and also, you shouldn't upgrade. Invest in a new screen -- and even if you do -- you shouldn't need to upgrade.
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