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    k heres the thing i have a 8800gts 640mb card at the moment but the problem is that i think its pretty much dead and no clue y. i have next to no money cause i just spent it on building my rig. but i think i culd probly scrape up 200-250 (aus dollar) if i tried now i was wonderin wat i culd get for that kind of money that wuld be any good and play games for atleast 6 months on medium graphics. i wuld prefer nvidia but money comes before brand really.
     
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    Look into a 4830 or maybe even a 4850/9800gtx. that would be about the same or greater performance in most games
     
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    250 aus$ = about 166US$
     
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    If the processor you plan on using is an E4400... you may want to overclock it, since at stock speed it might bottleneck even a 4850 512MB in some games (in my experience with a similar set-up). Overclocked to 3GHz the processor would probably remove most bottleneck.

    For graphics card, if you can get a 4870 512MB for around $170... it should perform great with an e4400 overclocked to around 3GHz or at high resolutions (1920x1080 or higher), otherwise CPU will probably limit. The 4850 512MB is a pretty powerful card too, I just like the idea myself of having a beastly card with GDDR5. :)

    The 9800GTX+/GTS 250 seems like a nice card to me though, probably similarly performing to the 4850 512MB... but it depends on the price, if it is more expensive than a 4850 512MB or only a little cheaper than a 4870 512MB, it might not be that great a deal in my opinion.
     
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    GTS250, however i would TRY and spring for the 1Gb model

    I owned an original run 9800GTX 512, and i loved the card.

    value for money is thru the roof on the GTS250, they've managed to make it cost even less, and 1Gb makes it very attractive.
     

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