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Thread: Upgrading Graphics

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    Arrow Upgrading Graphics

    I plan on upgrading my graphics card and I need some help deciding. My price range is R1200-R1500. Let me know what you guy's think.
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    you can either go for the Geforce 9600GT or the AMD4830, both are roundabouts R1500
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    Hmmmmmmm

    That is a pretty limited budget right now, BUT, there are some great older cards that are selling for around there at the moment.

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    are selling a 9800GT for R1700. I dont think you will beat that, although it is a bit over your budget.

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    Radeon HD 4670 R980 @ Prophecy

    Or the Radeon HD 3870 @ Prophecy for R1300 is a decent deal.

    Just my 2c
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    Im with Tinman on this 1..Maybe go for an older card, The 3870 is really good and at that price you can't really beat it
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    Look on prophecy for some really good second hand deals. Can sometimes find a 8800GTX for R1500. Card is brilliant, runs Far Cry 2 perfectly :P
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    I had my 8800GT up for grabs for R1000, but it's sold now
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    Rather save up for 3+ years and then you can buy an imba PC when Diablo 3 and SC2 come out
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    Rather save up for 3+ years and then you can buy an imba PC when Diablo 3 and SC2 come out
    Lol Diablo 3, COD 4 and 2142 are the only games I'm going to play so maybe you right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Hmmmmmmm

    That is a pretty limited budget right now, BUT, there are some great older cards that are selling for around there at the moment.

    PC international
    are selling a 9800GT for R1700. I dont think you will beat that, although it is a bit over your budget.
    Otherwise

    Radeon HD 4670 R980 @ Prophecy

    Or the Radeon HD 3870 @ Prophecy for R1300 is a decent deal.

    Just my 2c
    I find it quite pointless to spend R2000+ on a card only to replace it following year after it looses much of it's value. There aren't even many good PC games to play anyway so I mostly stick to PS3. Thanks for the help, some good deals there.
    Last edited by Wraith_One; 25-02-2009 at 11:24 AM.
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    You can get a 4850 2nd hand for about R1500/R1600.
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    Second SharkBait on that, try get a GeCube 4850 second hand, decent card and won't break your budget.
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