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Old 11-08-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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so my current video card is artifacting like crazy and i think its the cause for my recent BSODs. so its time for me to get a new card. right now i have a evga geforce 7900gt.

here are my system specs:
2.2ghz amd athlon x2
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currently running windows vista but upgrading to 7 as soon as i get a new video card.

i do not really do a whole lot of gaming so i was thinking of something in the 100-200 dollar range. so far i have considered a xfx radeon hd 4870
or an evga e-geforce 9800gt. not quite sure what i should get so thats why im asking others opinions.
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a 4870 will kick a 9800s ass. But if you dont game then that would be a waste of money seeing as the 9800's still kick ass
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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i can get a 9800 gt for $119 CDN. and the 4870 i was looking at was 164 CDN. if i got a good grahics card i would prob pick up computer gaming again.
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Well then why not go for the beast. That 4870 is still very powerful
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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will my psu be able to handle it?
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:55 AM   #6
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You could settle with a GTX260.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:00 AM   #7
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Go for the HD 4870, your PSU will handle it fine.
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if you don't game why don't you get a low profile card? such as a 94/95/9600 gt

or a 4650

I really don't see why you would need a 100+ card
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if you don't game why don't you get a low profile card? such as a 94/95/9600 gt

or a 4650

I really don't see why you would need a 100+ card
Said he doesn't do a whole lot of gaming, didn't see he doesn't game.
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