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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by pbmaster, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. pbmaster

    pbmaster New Member

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    Ok guys, it's been a while since I did a major upgrade to my PC, and this is hopefully the first step. The whole plan is new motherboard, CPU, and vid card. I say that now because anything above what I currently have for graphics will be a bottleneck, but I think this is what I'm going to do first.
    I'm thinking of 3 options:
    1. GeForce GTX 260 core 216
    2. GeForce GTX 275
    3. Radeon HD 4890

    That will be coming from what I have listed, eventually up to a new board with at least a Phenom II 940.

    The price for those 3 is pretty close, but it cannot go above $250.
    Thanks.
     
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    I think a 4890 will be a better choice. Overclocks like hell and has DX10.1

    :toast:
     
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    Yah, I just got mine today and loving it.
     
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    The GTX 275 offers the best performance out of the bunch.
     
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    Yeah but it's also the most expensive. I'm kind of tight on money right now. My buddy is giving me $120 for my 9800 GTX. I'm leaning towards the HD 4890 too.....
     
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    HD 4890's are absolute beasts. Most of them do 950-1000mhz, my dads got three and they all do at least 1000mhz with enough voltage.
     
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    So basically what you guys are saying is...4890 right? I just haven't been to the Red team since my 7900 GT served me so well...I guess it's now or never eh?
     
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    Yes go with 4890 :toast:
     
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    4890 vote here too.. With CCC overclocking the card and GPUTool for fan control it's sweet. And same here with a little extra voltage mine can hit 1k for the core.
     
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    You can control the fanspeed with CCC too
     
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    275 and 4890 seem to have similar gaming performance, so just go with the cheaper deal...
     
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    neither,wait for dx11 cards,your 9800GTX can hold you over??
     
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    Next gen cards will certainly be more expensive, which is out of the question for me. After paying $400 my 8800 GTS 640 and then getting this 9800 GTX for $200 only a year later, I told myself I'd never go much above $200 for a card again. I'm not an enthusiast who needs bleeding edge hardware. Besides, my friend is offering me a really good deal for my 9800, which is allowing me to get a new card in the first place.
     
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    Yes you can but it's lame.. At least with GPU Tool you can use auto Variable speeds. So if your idle temp is 55c you can set it 40% fan speed. You can get it how ever you wish if it's a slow increase or fact increase as temps get higher.
    You should check it out again as the fan control you have is hell loads better than a fixed fan speed in CCC.
     
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    Yes thats very true I agree, I was just pointing out that you can change them :D
     
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    Wait just a tad little bit longer PB. You should see ATi cards coming down in price a little bit more.
     
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    Yes the prices are dropping like crazy.
     
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    How long you talking though? Just like a few weeks?
     
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    Maybe, or longer if you really want some cheap stuff.
     

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