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Upgrade: 9600GT to what and trifire power consumption figures ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Yukikaze, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Yukikaze

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    With my rather surprising like of GTA IV (I hated previous games in the series) and the fact I spend my time relatively equally between two places, and thus two rigs (i7 920 and Q9650 in my specs), I am thinking about upgrading my Q9650's 9600GT to something more serious.

    Currently I am hunting for a good deal on an NV video card with plenty of VRAM (Over 512Mb) on 2nd hand listings here locally (8800Ultra, 9800GTX, 260GTX, 280GTX or something like that. The first one is here because I saw several go for REAL cheap before, I just always passed them up. Cheap means around 65-70$) but assuming I can't find any worthwhile deal on anything, what would you recommend me get ?

    My main rig has a HD4870X2 and sometime next spring it will be upgraded to a DX11 GPU. Then the HD4870X2 would most likely move to my Q9650. This got me thinking that a 1Gb HD4870 might not be a bad idea, since in this case I could tri-fire it along with the HD4870X2 when it moves. On the other hand, I am pretty sure my 625W Enermax Modu won't EVER power that setup, and I don't want to spend money on yet another PSU, so that point might well be moot.

    I've been thinking about a GTX260 or GTX275 for now...But I will welcome any other ideas.
     
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    well you could probably sell your 9600GT?? and you can extend your budget to $100+ after that and see what other options you have and i think a GTX260 or GTX275 will do great
     
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    I will either sell it off, or I will stick it in place of the HD2600XT into my HTPC. It is a Gigabyte heatpipe cooled silent 9600GT. In either case, I am trying to upgrade without spend a huge amount of money in the process...
     

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