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Old 10-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to replace my current graphics card and PSU (see below) for the upcoming release of Far Cry 2, I don't really know what I should go for, I know my current Sparkle 8600 GT will play the game of MED. Though I want to run the game and make my eyes below out from the pretty graphics. I want to pull some serious frames, but my budget is only 200 - 250 dollars, so please feel free to give me some input onto what I should buy.

Thanks, Drexler.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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You could get a 4870:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125225

With mail-in-rebate only $200.

You don't need a new PSU. 420W is pushing it, but it can handle the 4870....at least according to Thermaltake's PSU calculator :P

Thing is...is that 420W a POS that came with your case? If so, you need a new one....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007

That puts you exactly at your $250 limit....and you'll run Far Cry beautifully
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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I don't like loud cards . I'm looking toward Sliing 2 9800GTX's. But I just don't know
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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I don't like loud cards . I'm looking toward Sliing 2 9800GTX's. But I just don't know
It's not that loud...I have two. Just set the fan @ 35% and it's pretty quiet, and keeps it at tolerable temperatures.


Two 9800GTXs will put you considerably above your limit (with a new PSU)- and I'm pretty sure two 9800GTXs are louder than a single 4870.

The 4870 is $100 off it's normal price...it's a great deal, and I say go for it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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On tiger, 2 9800GTX will run my round 200, I think I can milk another 50, for a PSU, but is the 4870 better than a 9800.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #6
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On tiger, 2 9800GTX will run my round 200, I think I can milk another 50, for a PSU, but is the 4870 better than a 9800.
The 4870 is better than a single 9800GTX by far...the 4850 is better than a single 9800 (about on par with the 9800GTX+).

A single 9800GTX is $160-180....they will not run anything close to $200 together >.<
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:30 PM   #7
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P450-9830


9800 GTX 512 mb card for 100
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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That's a 9800GT.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #9
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well, i can't find my glasses. LOL

idk, yeah I'll go for it. Can't wait for far cry 2
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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well, i can't find my glasses. LOL

idk, yeah I'll go for it. Can't wait for far cry 2
A 4870....or two 9800GTs?
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