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A GT240 Geforce 1GB DDR3
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No. just no.

It's a 9600GSO more or less. 9600GSOs can be had for MUCH less money. Also depending on your res and game favorites neither may be sufficient.

edit: @ 1440x900 it'd probably be sufficient, but I'd still recommend a different card due to the unnecessary price premium on the GT240s
im pretty sure he means gaming in general... Im not a nvidia fan boy so i wouldnt be able to tell, but im sure the lower the number next to the 2 means lower performance in that card.
It's an upgrade from the 7600GT.

How much of a budget do you have?
Is it on par with an 8800 or a 4770?
Im considering an 8800GTS I saw on Amazon for very cheap or a Radeon 4770 for new egg.
A GT 240 is around a ATI HD4670 and right under the 9600GT...

4770 is fine!

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A GT 240 is around a ATI HD4670 and right under the 9600GT...

That's the GDDR5 version. The GDDR3 version blows.
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Brand EVGA
Model 320-P2-N811-AR
Interface PCI Express x16
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 8800 GTS
Core Clock 500MHz
Stream Processors 96
Memory Clock 1600 MHz (effective)
Memory Size 320MB
Memory Interface 320-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
RoHS Compliant Yes
SLI Support SLI Ready
Cooler With Fan
Operating Systems Supported Windows Vista / XP / MCE
System Requirements Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps.)
Power Connector 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
HDCP Ready Yes
Features NVIDIA unified architecture with GigaThread technology
NVIDIA Quantum Effects physics processing technology
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
NVIDIA PureVideo technology
NVIDIA nView multi-display technology
Package Contents 320-P2-N811-AR
Driver Disk
User Manual
HDTV Cable
S-Video Cable
Power Cable
2 x DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
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They are pretty expensive considering a new 5750 is just a few bucks more and DX11 ready.

But some models come with DDR5: EVGA GT240. Puts the memory on par with the ATI 57XX series cards.

But there's a lot of deals out there to be had. Research research research, that's the name of the game.

This XFX 5750 comes with DDR5, 700MHz core, DX11 ready, double life time warranty and free shipping for 40 bucks more. Uses way less power than the 4xxx series too.
Get the 4770. Or, save up for a bit and get a 4870
Card will work wonders at 1440 x XXXX
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Skip the 8800 GTS. 320MB is far too low nowadays to keep up with games, unless you're gaming at an incredibly low resolution, lower than 1440x900.

What's your maximum budget and preferred budget? Also, what games you going to be playing?
Please go either a GTX260, a 5770 or a 4890. Save yourself the misery of going with low end cards.
Tiger Direct wil recredit you right?
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