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    I presently have an HP Pavilion a6500f PC, equipted with an Intel Pentium Dual Core Desktop Processor E2220, 4096 MB of system memory and a 500 GB hard drive. Front-side bus speed 800/1066/1333 MHz (processor dependent). I understand that I will need a larger power supply. However I would like to try and keep the whole cost below 200 dollars. I had been looking at the geforce 9800 gtx i think it is. Would that be a good one to have for playing Counter Strike, Call to Juarez, Call of Duty all the way up to black ops, almost any of the shootem up bang bang games. I would like any information that anyone can give me on this and in advance I really appreciate it very much.





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    Re: In search of a good video card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-447-_-Product


    This is cheap and will run everything you could possible want it too. ;)

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      Re: In search of a good video card

      Here's a quality PSU to go with the new video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

      If you build a new system in the future, you can take this PSU with you to use in that new build.
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        Re: In search of a good video card

        Originally posted by Dredge View Post
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-447-_-Product


        This is cheap and will run everything you could possible want it too. ;)
        The GTX 460 will easily outperform the 5770 and is on par with the 5830. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130562

        http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/16

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        • #5
          Re: In search of a good video card

          Originally posted by Chewy_Solo View Post
          The GTX 460 will easily outperform the 5770 and is on par with the 5830. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130562

          http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/16
          That may be true, but since you_rang didn't state his budget, we usually assume midrange or budget.
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            Re: In search of a good video card

            Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
            That may be true, but since you_rang didn't state his budget, we usually assume midrange or budget.
            But I did state my budget, it was " However I would like to try and keep the whole cost below 200 dollars. " And it appears that going with the PSU recomended here and the 460 I will go over by $ 30 but that is not much when you are trying to get good graphics. Nobody ever answered my question about the video card that I have been thinking about getting for quite some time now.
            Here is the video card that I have been looking at
            [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500115&cm_re=nvidia_gef orce_9800_gt-_-14-500-115-_-Product[url]





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            • #7
              Re: In search of a good video card

              Ah, I missed it while reading the post. I figured it might be somewhere in the ball park of $200.
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              • #8
                Re: In search of a good video card

                The card you linked to is older. There are better cards for the money available.
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                  Re: In search of a good video card

                  Originally posted by Namebot View Post
                  The card you linked to is older. There are better cards for the money available.

                  So for the money that I would spend on the 9800 I can get a better faster card. Is one of those cards listed in the thread, like the 460. If not can you point me in that direction.





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                  • #10
                    Re: In search of a good video card

                    The newer games are barely playable on the 9800 with the dual core E2220, thats an old entry level cpu. The games are quiclky passing you by with even the upgrades you are talking about.

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                      Re: In search of a good video card

                      Originally posted by you rang View Post
                      So for the money that I would spend on the 9800 I can get a better faster card. Is one of those cards listed in the thread, like the 460. If not can you point me in that direction.
                      460 will easily outperform a 9800. However you may see some bottlenecking with your CPU.

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                      • #12
                        Re: In search of a good video card

                        Originally posted by ChiefBoatsRet View Post
                        The newer games are barely playable on the 9800 with the dual core E2220, thats an old entry level cpu. The games are quiclky passing you by with even the upgrades you are talking about.
                        unfortunately he's right....that rig even with the upgrades is almost outdated as of now in my opinion. It ain't cheap to PC game :) I doubt it could run MW2 or black ops very well....probably on low settings, maybe on a good day in medium quality
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                        • #13
                          Re: In search of a good video card

                          Originally posted by Chewy_Solo View Post
                          460 will easily outperform a 9800. However you may see some bottlenecking with your CPU.
                          may?.....he WILL see bottle necking with that cpu
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                          • #14
                            Re: In search of a good video card

                            The problem with getting your rig to be able to just play the newer games with lowering the settings you are missing so much of whats offered. You need a much higher dual core at the least, better yet a quad core cpu. Venman is right, it is not cheap to keep up in pc gaming.

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                            • #15
                              Re: In search of a good video card

                              Don't be too sad though, when I first got BC2 I ran it on medium settings across the board with a single core, 2 gigs of memory, and an HD 4550 at around 30 FPS.



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