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Wheels84ss

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Video card upgrades.
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:09:04 AM »
I think i am having overheating issues with my vid card so might be time to swap it. Unfortuantely with everything I am not even close to up on what cars relate to what now.  Currently running a PNY 9800 GT XR8 (yes I know the XR8 means nothing but its a reference point for those looking) and not even sure what that compares to in relation to the newer cards. Hoping to have about 150 to spend.
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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 11:55:02 AM »
To start, everyone will want to know what size power supply you have including, preferably, the brand and model.

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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »
  Have to check the brand when i get home, but I know its a 700w job I bought when i rebuilt the machine. Once I get home from work i will give the current build on the machine including processor ram motherboard and PS jsut figured start the thread to get some idea what the hell is even out there anymore
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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 01:26:17 PM »
Well, to give you an idea, the GTX 560 Ti is basically the standard at this point in the Nvidia camp. I don't follow the AMD side.

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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:59:30 PM »
HD 6870 on the AMD side of things.

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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 02:03:55 PM »
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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 09:33:22 PM »
This baby is still 200 bucks if that's in your price range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

Benchmark Vs GeForce 560ti Fermi - http://www.hwcompare.com/8889/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6950/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 <-- EVGA 560ti 245 bucks + tax

And if that's out of your price range, this baby just went on sale today.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

These are some of the best cards on the market from my research.


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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 11:48:33 AM »
You can also search around on Alibaba.com for a good score. I buy all my laptop replacement screens from there as well as stuff like SD cards etc.

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Re: Video card upgrades.
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 01:52:52 AM »
  Hmm... I was looking at the 560's but the radeon's interest me, never actually messed with them before.

For the rig itself

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471  AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128376 GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159079 COOLMAX V-600 600W ATX12V version 2.2 Power Supply  (yes I was wrong its a 600 not a 700
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