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Old 07-18-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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I currently have a nvidia 9500gt and am looking to upgrade to something in the price range of $150 give or take. I play WoW, D2, Americas Armies, other games like those. Any ideas on what to get?
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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Evga GTS 250 512Mb
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102801

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150329
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

Edit: You don't need anything ^that^ powerful, but you won't have to upgrade for a while. Either of those should play whatever you throw at them.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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how does that compare with my 9500gt though
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The GTS 250 is a quite capable card. It can handle all of the games you've listed very well. Though a GTX 260 Core 216 is even better for 60 dollars more.
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the GTS 250 is slightly better than a 9800gtx+ (it actually is a re-branded, but slightly better, 9800gtx+), so the GTS 250 will perform very well compared to your 9500GT. The 4870 or 260 core 216 will both own your 9500gt and the GTS 250. It just depends on how much you want to spend.
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the GTS 250 is slightly better than a 9800gtx+ (it actually is a re-branded, but slightly better, 9800gtx+), so the GTS 250 will perform very well compared to your 9500GT. The 4870 or 260 core 216 will both own your 9500gt and the GTS 250. It just depends on how much you want to spend.
I believe he mentioned $150?

I'd get an HD 4870 for $135ish in that price range.


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I believe he mentioned $150?
It was a figure of speech. Ya know like "well how much do you really want to spend?" He doesn't have to spend the whole $150.

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I'd get an HD 4870 for $135ish in that price range.
So would. Well, actually I'd get a 260 since my board only SLIs . At least that way I'd be able to SLI down the road..but I'd probably have a new board by then anyways so who knows.
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Okay, so you won't have the capability to CF/SLi down the road. IMHO, I've the 4870 as it's a little bit cheaper giving you a little more bang for your buck. But if you are an nVidia fan, the 260 Core 216 is a fantastic choice as well. At least either of these cards would allow for some gaming expansion should you choose to do so later. Again, it's really up to you. You can spend a little over a hundred or almost your whole $150.
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