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Old 08-31-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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Thanks anyways for the input. I realize I could spend more money or buy from somewhere other than Best Buy. I just want to get the best video card I can get from Best Buy for around $80 or less. I guess it's too bad I didn't get a newegg gift card...
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:14 PM   #12
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I have the 9400gt from bestbuy and i love it. It does just fine for me. I say get it! After you install it, overclock it with the ntune utility. You need to make sure that your power supply has at least a 19A 12V rail though.
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I have the 9400gt from bestbuy and i love it. It does just fine for me. I say get it! After you install it, overclock it with the ntune utility. You need to make sure that your power supply has at least a 19A 12V rail though.
Thanks for the input. I have a 400W PSU, but I'll have to check the specs to make sure the 12V rail is sufficient. Thanks again.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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OK, I have a res of 1920x1080, and I've never used anywhere close to 512mb of video ram except with crysis maxed out, and even there I only went up to ~500mb. Unless you're buying a GTX260 or more, paying for more video ram won't do anything for you. It's not gonna make the games go any faster, so I say just skip it. I would go with at least a 9600gt, anything lower then that really isn't for gaming, and doesn't have near as much bang for the buck.
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UT3 needs more CPU than anything, that game is ridiculous. It's the only game to date that would max out my Q6600 @ 3Ghz.

As the other guys said, at least 9600GT.
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OK, I have a res of 1920x1080, and I've never used anywhere close to 512mb of video ram except with crysis maxed out, and even there I only went up to ~500mb. Unless you're buying a GTX260 or more, paying for more video ram won't do anything for you. It's not gonna make the games go any faster, so I say just skip it. I would go with at least a 9600gt, anything lower then that really isn't for gaming, and doesn't have near as much bang for the buck.
I hear ya, but unfortunately a 9600 at Best Buy costs too many bucks. I can only afford about 80 bucks worth of bang (and it has to be spent at Best Buy because I have a gift card for there). Believe me, I'd love to get a top of the line video card, but I got a wife and kid to support.
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I max UT3 at 60 frames on stock clocks with my Evga 9600GT 512 - On a 1440x900 res. That 9400GT would probably max it at 23-24 frames.

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Well when does the gift card expire?

the other day when i was there, i seen a 4850 for about 130$, an there a screamer card for the money, just save up a bit for a couple weeks an u could get that,

just an idea, ya know?
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UT3 needs more CPU than anything, that game is ridiculous. It's the only game to date that would max out my Q6600 @ 3Ghz.

As the other guys said, at least 9600GT.
You're doing it wrong. I can max out UT3 on my computer, any map, and still get more then 60FPS regardless of what's happening.
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Ok, how about this? Which card is better this one or this one?

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Well when does the gift card expire?

the other day when i was there, i seen a 4850 for about 130$, an there a screamer card for the money, just save up a bit for a couple weeks an u could get that,

just an idea, ya know?
It's not that I don't have the money, but more like if I spent that kind of money on this kind of a luxury item then I would have to put up with a lot of incessant complaining.
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