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Old 03-08-09, 12:28 PM
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Stuck between the 2..

Im planning on upgrading my gpu which would also mean upgradin now xt450 psu also.

Which would u say is better, 260 or 275? Take into count of overclocking and which does so best. This card will be used mainly for cod mw2 since its prolly the last game im gonna go serios so

Also along these lines im thinkin of upgrading my cpu which is e6400. Now would it be more effective to upgrade to a new 1 or get wc and overclock, longterm and short term

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Old 03-08-09, 01:40 PM
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Between those 2 i would go for the 4890

*whistles*
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Old 03-08-09, 05:22 PM
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Between those 2 i would go for the 4890

*whistles*
4890 sucks. You aren't hearing it from a nvidia fan, I actually own 2 of them...

I'd just go for a gtx 260 or radeon 4870, it will probably run MW2 just fine, and since it's your last serious game, you'd be getting the most out of your money.
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Old 03-08-09, 06:10 PM
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If ur thinking of getting some wc'ing - I'd suggest getting involved in that with the main part of ur spend.

(I'm an nVidia fan, so I'm bound to say 275 if there's a choice. 285 or whatever)

Wc'ing tho, if u get into it now, use it on ur 6400, which means u'll get 775 plate etc, and the beauty is u will reuse the majority of the kit (cept the plate if u change sockets obviously) whenever u upgrade in the future.

Good thing to get into wc'ing, it's very enthusiast - and there's lots of help on OC3D for it. Once u've gone wc, u'll probably wc everything

An oc'd E6400 will play ur game no problem. OC'd under water it'll be great !

(plus it's a cheap 2nd hand chip if u manage to fry it )
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Old 03-08-09, 06:17 PM
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If ur thinking of getting some wc'ing - I'd suggest getting involved in that with the main part of ur spend.

(I'm an nVidia fan, so I'm bound to say 275 if there's a choice. 285 or whatever)

Wc'ing tho, if u get into it now, use it on ur 6400, which means u'll get 775 plate etc, and the beauty is u will reuse the majority of the kit (cept the plate if u change sockets obviously) whenever u upgrade in the future.

Good thing to get into wc'ing, it's very enthusiast - and there's lots of help on OC3D for it. Once u've gone wc, u'll probably wc everything

An oc'd E6400 will play ur game no problem. OC'd under water it'll be great !

(plus it's a cheap 2nd hand chip if u manage to fry it )
yeah yeah sounds good, ive currently got a 8800gt and been told the upgrade wouldnt be worth the money ?

if not shud i just SLI instead?
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Old 03-08-09, 06:26 PM
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Any advice I'd give SLI wize would be for benchmarking. Just for gaming I don't believe in it myself as it's not allowed for enough.

But there again, another 8800GT could be cheap 2nd hand. Seen them on here for less than £50.

U just got to watch how much cash u throw at older generations. Weight them up against the newer ones.
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Old 03-08-09, 07:07 PM
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i would try to sell the 8800gt becuase next time you need to upgrade they be worth nothing and you would have to dish out the full amount for the new cards, where if you was to sel now you get money for the new card. i recently upgraded to a 4870 1gb from 8800gt and bioshock stoped lagging and i even upped gfx on it to max and its fine only cost me £30 becuase i sold my 8800gt for £50
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Old 03-08-09, 08:02 PM
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Or you could go 275, oc it to 285 speeds, use the 8800 to take the Physx load off the 275 and rot in heaven?
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