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Upgrading video card


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As it stands the 8800 GTS 320MB is your best bet since you'd have to get a new PSU to make the HD2900XT worthwhile. You should be able to get it for less then $360.
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Edited by james_8970, 16 May 2007 - 08:27 AM.

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I was actually thinking about getting the 8800 GTS 640MB (lowest about $225) instead of the 320MB (lowest about $155). Should I get the 640MB or the 320MB? For about $70 more I get 2x (twice) the memory. Also when choosing the right card, like the 8800 GTS 640MB, should I worry about the other things like the core clock and memory clock or should I just worry about the amount of memory it has and just get the cheapest one?

Edited by jackflash1991, 16 May 2007 - 03:23 PM.

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There are many things to think about when buying a card, however there isn't much to think about since this is on top. More memory doesn't make a better card, the only time you'll see and advantage is if you have a resolution of 1680x1050 or higher.
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Edited by james_8970, 16 May 2007 - 03:43 PM.

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Well one of the reasons that I was going to upgrade my video card was because I was going to get a bigger monitor (20" widescreen with a resolution of 1680 x 1050). So I guess I will go with the 8800 GTS 640MB. Oh and the cheapest price for a 8800 GTS 640MB is really $320 not not $225. The 225 was actually in £. Here is the cheapest one that I found http://www.buy.com/p.../203444496.html. Does this look good?

Edited by jackflash1991, 16 May 2007 - 04:28 PM.

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yeah that sounds about right. If your gaming at that resolution then thats border line between the two cards, I recommend you do buy that card (640mb model). Enjoy the upgrade and I hope everything goes well.
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Thanks for all the help!
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