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You might be better off saving up for several months and getting a new system, as yours is pretty dated at this point... With most games using DX11 (Direct X version 11) an upgrade from DX9, (DX10 was not so popular) you are going to want a video card than can do DX11, and your CPU and memory will become choke points for you in the near future...

Save up of some and give the wife your current system after you get a new one... Plus you will want a monitor that can do 1920X1080 as that has become the standard now...
Edited by Sync_Bit - 2/4/11 at 11:10am
    
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sorry but a new system is not happening and mine is not outdated for what I'm using it for. Velocitymicro.com opens up, i have it opened right now lol. So what size power supply does the card that I'm looking at take? If I may ask?
post #23 of 43
Simple. In that budget i would get myself an EVGA GTX460.

Yes OP please ignore these statements as outdated, old etc etc. I am here to standby you. Don't you worry.
Edited by Gothiq - 2/4/11 at 11:28am
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Ok. and with that I would be ok with a 550 watt power supply?
post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by Sync_Bit View Post
You might be better off saving up for several months and getting a new system, as yours is pretty dated at this point... With most games using DX11 (Direct X version 11) an upgrade from DX9, (DX10 was not so popular) you are going to want a video card than can do DX11, and your CPU and memory will become choke points for you in the near future...

Save up of some and give the wife your current system after you get a new one... Plus you will want a monitor that can do 1920X1080 as that has become the standard now...
dont listen to this. you obviously arent trying to run the latest and greatest games, you dont need the newest hardware for what you are doing. just get a graphics card then upgrade your system when the time comes (probably wont be very soon depending on what you do with it)

i aslo second the GTX460, i just got one and i am very happy with it. it will be fine with your system and a 550W PSU

aslo, you might want to fill out your system specs in your profile so people can help you more easily in the future.
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Hey joman2055 and gothiq you guys really have pointed me in the right direction. Reading some reviews on this card and gonna order one from newegg tonight. Thanks guys. One more question, what's SLI?

AJ
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One more question, what's SLI?

AJ
SLI is running 2 (nVidia) graphics cards together. Please don't think that if you actually run 2 cards together that you get a 100% performance increase. It's actually more like 60%-80%.
It requires your motherboard to have 2xPCI-e slots. With both of them preferably being PCI-e x16. And a power supply that can support both cards.

It is often better to buy 1 high end card than to buy 2 mid range cards.

(As stated earlier nVidia and ATi are rivals. Ati version of SLI is called Crossfire.)
Good luck with your new hardware!
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post #28 of 43
You would be ok with the power supply if its of some good company. Only if you wont mind, do check by opening your casing .

You can always if you think you dont have enough money to get a psu shift to GTS 450 or get these:

1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130591

2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

Or

1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121394

2: Same PSU as above.

Glad to be of help. Don't ponder on SLi . That's for Enthusiasts.
Edited by Gothiq - 2/4/11 at 11:48am
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post #29 of 43
I recently upgraded a 3 month old evga 460 and layed the the money down for a 570 when they first hit newegg. I have a high end system that cost me a 2 months food and rent. I would recomend just finding a evga 460 . It will be all you need and you will be happy. I would mention going win 7 64 bit would help you some. But I know its about what can be afforded. The 9800 is a good card but the 460 will blow you away. I would look for a 1 gig memory card but the 768 is OK.
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post #30 of 43
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okay so I opened my case and the power supply is encased in a mirrored box lol. I chatted with a Velocity Micro person and found out it's made by Top Power and that it will run the GeForce GTX 460 without any problems.
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