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Old 01-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Video Card Upgrade

Hiya all, been a member for years but haven't made many posts in the couple past, but I recently bought a new rig (Core i5-650 3.20ghz, 8gb DDR3 ram, 2 TB hdd and a Galaxy GeForce 430). I'm not exactly that happy with the GeForce's performance, it's pretty eh, and I'm wondering what a solid upgrade option would be, can fit any budget but I'm really looking for the best deal.

I was taking a look at some 6850s/70s and a GTS240 but the specifications don't look too different though I'm not too confident in the card itself, seems rather high temperature and kinda choppy. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks !

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 Socket 478 @2.00GHz 800 MHz FSB 2 MB Cache Intel GM965 Chipset 2048 MB Dual Channel PC3200 DDR2 Ram nVidia Geforce 8600GS 512 MB VC (LG R500)
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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if you want to stay Nvidia, the GTX460 is probably the best in the way of a good deal. I have it and I'm real happy with it.
Thou I did have to do some tweaking in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

If you want to go ATI, I think the HD 5830 is around par with the GTX460, but not positive.

But this will all depend on you overall system performance as well.
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