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Hey guys,

I'm new in here and this is my first post, so please excuse any noobness.

I currently game as per thread title in 1600 x 1050 maximum rez and it's time to upgrade my cards.

Currently my system spec is:

ASUS M2N32 SLi deluxe mobo
AMD 940 pin x2 4400+ CPU
Twin 7600GT's
2 GB OCZ Gold 800mhz RAM
550 Watt PSU

I've seen so many reviews and am completely confused, I don't know whether to go for a single GTX260 or wait for twin 9800GTX+, or even go for twin 8800GT's or 9600GT's now and overclock them with RivaTuner.

I play CoD4, BF2 and will be getting CoD5 and Hells Highway.

Any help would be much appreciated guys.

Thanks
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i would get an ATi 4850 for $175 AMIR on newegg
    
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post #3 of 25
I also game at 1680x1050. I'd say go with the 8800GT, or go that bit further and get the 4850. My 880GT plays everything well at my native resolution, but Crysis suffers.
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
I also game at 1680x1050. I'd say go with the 8800GT, or go that bit further and get the 4850. My 880GT plays everything well at my native resolution, but Crysis suffers.
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Great minds, A Russian .
great minds think for themselves actually.... That phrase is totally wrong
    
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post #5 of 25
Any thing higher than a 8800GT will play those games at 1680x1050. Like a GTS,GTX,ULTRA() or a 4850/4870

EDIT: Forgot to say 9600GT, 9800GTX, 9800 GX2, or even better the GTX260 and GTX280!
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post #6 of 25
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies already, I forgot to mention that I intend on playing these games and future games with all settings all maxed out to get the full benefit. Will twin 8800GT's or 9600GT's still run the games or should I put all the money towards a GTX260 now then pick up another one in six months, I have approx $400 AUD to spend now.

Thanks

Edit:

Corry, I heard that the 9800GX2 suffers from bottlenecking, would this be true at my resolutions or is it only at higher rez.
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post #7 of 25
not sure what currency conversion looks like but a pair of 8800GT are still faster than any single card (not a dual card like the GX2 for example).


I had a pair of 8800GT in SLI at 1680x1050 and could run COD4 for example maxed out and still get 150 FPS (and its a mostly GPU bound game)

Seeing as you can get them as low as $140 USD each and you have an SLI board, its a good deal.
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Originally Posted by NormanD View Post
Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies already, I forgot to mention that I intend on playing these games and future games with all settings all maxed out to get the full benefit. Will twin 8800GT's or 9600GT's still run the games or should I put all the money towards a GTX260 now then pick up another one in six months, I have approx $400 AUD to spend now.

Thanks

Edit:

Corry, I heard that the 9800GX2 suffers from bottlenecking, would this be true at my resolutions or is it only at higher rez.
TWIN 8800GT's hits the sweet spot in Maxing out games! And the 9800GX2 will only be bottlenecked with a cheap CPU!
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post #9 of 25
Two 8800GT's should suit you fine. Or also the 9800GTX+ which is coming out in couple days.
 
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Fill out your rig info in the CP so we know your info. For all we know you could have a crappy AMD single core at like 1.5 GHz!
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