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So ya i just bought a 9600 and my bro is saying for $5 more i should upgrade to a 4830, Im planning on upgrading everything in 2 years anyways so im not sure if its worth the hassle of sending it back and such. So Just asking for some of your guys input on the issue.
 

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4830 is pretty close to an 8800/9800GT in performance I believe, so it would be a worthwhile upgrade, assuming that you need the extra power.
 

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Would you rather have a 8800GT or a 9600GT? I'm saying this because the 4830 is just as fast as the 8800GT/9800GT is. I would definitely put the extra $5 forward for the minor upgrade.
 

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are these at stock speeds though

stock gt is 650 /1800, but if you've got one at 740/2150 would it be faster
Well don't forget, you can overclock the 4830. I have heard of some good overclocks on 4830's, too. Even so, I would expect a stock 4830 to beat an overclocked 9600GT.
 

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4830 is easily better than the 9600 GT... but if you are gonna upgrade from a 9600 GT, you should go for something w/ a little more pep, IMHO.

the 9600 GT is a great card though for the price.
 

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to be honest, it all depends on your monitor res. if you're at 17 and lower, a 9600GT should be plenty of power.
Well if he can get a better card for $5 more...then more power the better right?
 

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Well if he can get a better card for $5 more...then more power the better right?
might be worth it, but he's already purchased the one. if he's not gonna really notice a difference at his resolution, it might not be worth the 5 bucks and hassle.

i mean, put some more money with it and you could get a 4850 or 4870. but those might be overkill too if his monitor isn't overly large.
 

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i have made up my mind, i am going to keep the 9600 until i get the money to step up to the 9800 does that sound like a good idea?
 

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i have made up my mind, i am going to keep the 9600 until i get the money to step up to the 9800 does that sound like a good idea?

lol its gonna cost more in shipping costs to upgrade to 9800GT.
Do w/e to maximize your performance now.
 

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Just be happy with your 9600gt, OC the hell out of it, should still be good with current games. Save up and sell that later, newer cards should have arrived by then and current high-end cards would be a lot cheaper.
 

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4830, no contest! and i can oc mine faster than a 4850.
 

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i have made up my mind, i am going to keep the 9600 until i get the money to step up to the 9800 does that sound like a good idea?

As long as it fits your needs, sure!
 

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well with my card i get that 90 step up thing and that what i play on doing, its going to cost me about an additinal $70 for it but its worth it for a 9800Gt Eh?
 

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well with my card i get that 90 step up thing and that what i play on doing, its going to cost me about an additinal $70 for it but its worth it for a 9800Gt Eh?
You mean, you have the 9600gt, you'll add another $70 just to step up to 9800gt? If that's what you mean, it aint worth it imo.
 
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