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Old 09-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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I'm upgrading my PC soon, and I can't quite decide on a couple things.

PSU I can pick myself. I'll probably just wait for a good deal, and get a really nice PSU for ~$100.


On the other hand, I can't decide on a video card. Here are the two options I've considered:
- 9800GTX+ and get an additional 2GB of RAM (total would then be 4GB)
- 9800GX2 and stick with 2GB


Which do you think my PC would benefit from the most? Complete specs in sig. I have my opinion, but I wanna see what you guys would get, and why.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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i would personally choose the card + the 2gb of ram.
the card is already pretty good, unless you have a really high resolution, and if you use Vista, those 2gb will help benefit you.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #3
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What OS are you using?
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the GX2 is a beast
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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I'm going to upgrade to Vista (probably Ultimate) when I get this stuff. Planning on completely revamping my system. Swap in the P35 DFI board I have, new PSU, new graphics, and maybe new RAM. Then back everything up and reformat with a clean Vista install on my Raptor.

Yep, the GX2 is amazing, but wouldn't matter when I'm not gaming. That's why I'm considering the lesser video card plus RAM.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:44 PM   #6
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Yeah, definitely 9800GTX + RAM.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:46 PM   #7
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9800 gtx for the price is a beast cant go wrong with it
i max crysis at 1360x768 (47 inch lcd tv)
what else do you need
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Vista - 9800GTX + RAM

XP - 9800 GX2
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #9
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Vista - 9800GTX + RAM

XP - 9800 GX2
Exactly what I was thinking.
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I would go with the 4850 personally.
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