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How high of a GPU could I go without bottlenecking my system?
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Considering your screen size, 8800GTS 512 or 9800GTX (or ATI's HD4850). Any of those would suite you real nicely .
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Considering your screen size, 8800GTS 512 or 9800GTX (or ATI's HD4850). Any of those would suite you real nicely .
Even with my weak s939 setup?
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I would recommend a 8800GTS for you.
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Even with my weak s939 setup?
What's weak about it? I've ran an 8800GTS 512 on my rig since March without issues, and I am moving onto 8800GT SLI. You will see a MASSIVE performance increase with a new video card. You will be bottlenecked SLIGHTLY, but mainly in 3DMark and other synthetic benchmarks. In games, you'll notice at most 10-15 FPS less than a comparable Intel system (clocked much higher).
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BFG is doing a free upgrade on my old 7800GS to a 9600GT. Would that be to strong of a card for my setup?
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BFG is doing a free upgrade on my old 7800GS to a 9600GT. Would that be to strong of a card for my setup?
If you got in on time for that upgrade, yes that would be great. And also nearly free .

As far as I know of, they aren't doing that anymore. So if you registered your card and already sent the RMA in, you should be good to go . And a 9600GT would be a GREAT improvement.

EDIT:
Right now you're probably getting roughly 6,000 3DMarks in 06. You can expect probably roughly 9,000 or so with a 9600GT. I know that's just numbers, but you're looking at a HUGE upgrade...just to a 9600GT. I say go for it .
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thanks alot guys!
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Yeah, get the 9600GT, and oc the poo out of it, I've gotten 113** in 3dmark06 with mine.
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