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With my current setup...I'm on a budget, and I'm going to buy 2GB of RAM + video card. What's the best card that I could get for under $110ish that wouldnt be bottlenecked, at least too much by my CPU?
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EVGA 9800 GT

Asus HD 4830
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EVGA 9800gt 114.99 shipped, 94.99 after rebate.

And dont worry about being "bottlenecked" your cpu will only hold you back in benchmarks.
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i would look in the FS thread for a 8800gt they are going for $85/$90 now

and what is your opty clocked at?
    
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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
i would look in the FS thread for a 8800gt they are going for $85/$90 now

and what is your opty clocked at?
Right now I only have it at 2ghz. Once I get my new card/ram, i'm going to up it again. I ran it at 2.9ghz for a long time.
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EVGA 9800gt 114.99 shipped, 94.99 after rebate.

And dont worry about being "bottlenecked" your cpu will only hold you back in benchmarks.
Agreed.

OP--while the 9800gt and HD4830 are awesome buys in bang/buck, considering you're only using a 17" monitor, you might as well also consider getting a 9600gso: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150320

It should max pretty much everything now at 1280x1024, except maybe crysis.
    
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The Asus 4830 is supposed to be a pretty good overclocker, and has enough headroom to bring it close to 4850 performance.

I picked up a Powercolor HD4830 for a friend about a month back, and was able to get a noticeable boost from overclocking (645 Core, 1890 memory). Right now, they seem to be a better option than the G92 cards.
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