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2 rigs looking for an upgrade

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  1. moocow0463

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    basically i am thinking i need to upgrade my GPU in my rig along with an additional stick of ram. I dont want to spend ALOT of money on something like a gtx295. i was thinking the Gtx 260? im not real familiar with GPU's and i need help chosing the right one for my budget gaming rig. Im sure it wont take much to surpass my 8800gt.

    also i need a new gpu for the second rig also gaming

    e5200@3.0g, 3gig of ram, ati 4800 series

    ill probly just buy 2 of what ever card i decide on and put them in both rigs
     
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    Go ethier a HD 4890 or GTX 260 would be your best bet.
     
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    how much performance increase am i going to see between 8800gt and a GTX260 or HD4890 and the rig with the 4800 vs 260 or hd4890
     
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    Going frm a 8800gt to a GTX260 isnt going to give a big improvement. A HD4890 would be a bit better.
    Thing is the 8800gt is still quite a powerful gpu & unless your going to shell out big money for a something like a gtx285 or hd4870x2 your not going to get big gains in fps. You'll prob have to be benchmarking to notice the improvements.

    Also your cpu might not have enough power in it to really get the best out a HD4890 !
     
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    i can actually get a HD4890 for $164 after rebate with free shipping and i can afford that if thats the way to go i do not have cross fire support tho
     
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    yeah a hd4890 is a good one to go for. Just see if you can get abit higher oc out that E5200. I know there usually good for around 3.7ghz.
     
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    Give us a CPUz screenshot of that e5200 and I might be able to give you some pointers on overclocking.

    Also I say a GTX275 or HD4890.

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    Oh and which 4800 is paired with the e5300?
     
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    just ran the e8400 in aion with fraps and fps dropped to low 20's with HQ res recording ill get the detail on the e5200 rig i know i just double checked the OC its at 3.2g with a 1.25v core 1:2 fsb ratio timing are a bit sloppy but i couldnt find ram timings on that mobo bios ill get u some more info in a minute

    i cant afford the 275 its over $200 i wanna stay under that since im buying 2 cards here :S
     
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    its got a HD4830

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    Just as I suspected, M0. How much voltage are you willing to push for 3.5Ghz 333x10.5? 1.36v?
     
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    i want to keep it safe i have heard these chips will take quite a bit of voltage but this is a 24/7 cpu not a bencher :p
     
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    Yeah, Not saying 3.2Ghz isn't bad but you can go up to 1.4v and be safe for 24/7 on stock cooling with these chips.
     
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    ya might have to see where i can get with 1.3-1.4v
     

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