Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:53 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 14-150-341

Here's what I hope is on my porch when I get home today from work:

XFX PVT98WYDFU GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty 4&5 w/ combo purchase, limited offer(limit 99 per customer)

$189.99
($164.99 after $25.00 Mail-In
Rebate )

I recently upgraded my computer with a new MB and core2 duo processor but skimped on the video card. This deal I couldn't pass up. 8 month old technology for under $200, and they throw in Call of Duty 4 and 5!~ Pretty sweet deal since I wanted to get this game anyway. Just wanted to pass this on to everyone. The card gets stellar reviews and I'll let you know how it plays. I have Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare and it's lagging to near unplayable, so this should do the trick.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:31 pm

Too funny. I just killed my desktop last Friday trying to run COD4. :mad:

(Old system was AGP8x Nvidia 6800 class, 2GB OCZ ram, P4 3.0Ghz Prescott CPU, Raid 0 Array).

* one of the array drives lost its way, all the data went poof *
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:38 am

I got COD4 and Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway. My video card won't support them.
So I got a pcie card GeForce 7200gs and an Asus P5GC-MX/1333 mobo, 2 gig Corsair memory budget components. Now thanks to you guys I just broke down and ordered a copy of XP sp3 oem and a Core 2 duo 3gig cpu. What the heck I'm back in a gaming mood. Been playing Far Cry, fun game. Looks like I'm gonna have enough components to build a budget 2nd pc now....
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:49 pm

LOL. Yeah, but when it's time for an upgrade, it's time. The core 2 duo made a huge difference for my machine. The card arrived but it needs a bigger power supply. I just got a roswell power supply too. Oh well. I now will have enough old components to build my second pc for my 4 year old (and wife but don't tell her just yet ;-).
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:53 pm

I went with a PNY 9800 GT w/1024 memory, it rocks and didn't need a 750 watt p/s upgrade.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:30 pm

Overclocking the 9800 GT 1024 card to GTX specs is doable, will need an aftermarket cooler though to take it over the top.

Here's a 10% boost with no issues and a stock cooler....
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade! - PSA

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:40 pm

The cards been working good. I did need to get a larger power source to run it. It's a HUGE component. Been playing online COD and it's pretty intense. The games are fun for solo play as well, but it's a whole differnt game when live people are running around stalking and sniping.
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