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as a moderate gamer whose current rig is already out of date, what should my last purchase be? I want this computer to stay as it is for the next few years while i start a new AM3 PC from scratch, just to compare the two as technology improves.
 

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2x 8800GTS' will net a lot more points folding.
 
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in my opinion, you going from a 8800GTS to a GTX250 wont be so great. if you want a real boost in crysis go for a real upgrade like getting at least a GTX285.

if you sli it will be like having a 9800GX2 (i had one by the way and crysis played alright on almost the highest settings in crysis). most 3d games will support sli and you definitely see an improvement. going to a GTX250 will not be aan improvement (it's just an oc'ed 8800GTS 512).
 

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i guess my real question is- how can i squeeze every last bit of performance out of all my current components without spending over $150 on a video card? crossfire? probably not...
 

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i guess my real question is- how can i squeeze every last bit of performance out of all my current components without spending over $150 on a video card? crossfire? probably not...

go sli then. it will be your best upgrade for under $100 if you can find a used one that is. you wont regret it.
 

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The GTS 250 is really just a slightly more overclocked 8800GTS 512 on a 55nm process, getting one would really be a waste of money especially compared to getting SLI 8800 GTS.
 

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The only other option I see is selling the card you have now on eBay and getting a GTX260 216.
 

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the reason is asked about the 250 is because my cpu (weak).

Come to think of it, you should be able to SLI a GTS250 and an 8800GTS 512....anyone object to that notion?
 
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