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This is a discussion on Buying new Graphics Card within the Tech Support forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; I'm upgrading my PC, and stuck on what graphics card to get for it. Call of Duty 4, Tiger Woods ...
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    I'm upgrading my PC, and stuck on what graphics card to get for it. Call of Duty 4, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008, NBA Live08 and Knight Online are the only games i play, so don't need a high end graphics card, plus my budget is around $300AU.

    Atm i have this card in mind LEADTEK 8800GT 512MB PCI-E for $320AU.

    Is that good value, or do i need that much power. Should i go 8600GT ??

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    i'd get an evga 8800gt, coz if you burn it overclocking it, they will still replace it


    this is what i just got (arrived today)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814500006

    i paid 280 for it (including shipping, etc), core clock at 700 mhz
    but you can buy a normal 1 (600mhz clock) for around 220$
    tbh if i could, i would return the one i bought and get the cheaper one, but its non refundable (p-_-)p

    edit: to answer your question about the LEADTEK, 284$ (usd after conversion) its kinda high



    if your looking for a graphics card just to play ko, i have a 7600gt 256 ram right now, and i can run around server1 moradon at peak turk time with no lag...

    also heres usd to au conversion calculator
    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

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    Make sure ur PSU is suitable ^_^

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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1839

    just bought 2 to SLI in my new rig, they run flawlessly. Does require some major parts tho if u do get 2 :P

    but getting one will suffice most definitely.

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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1839

    just bought 2 to SLI in my new rig, they run flawlessly. Does require some major parts tho if u do get 2 :P

    but getting one will suffice most definitely.[/b]
    i thought the new 512mb 8800gts with g92 were faster then the old 640/320's (and cheaper):S

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    i thought the new 512mb 8800gts with g92 were faster then the old 640/320's (and cheaper):S[/b]
    depending on how u have them clocked. i got mine stable at 675mhz being air-cooled. but yes a stock gts ssc 640mb is right about equal with the new 512mb g92s, but the g92s are cheaper, just depends on what u like and what u want.

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    EN8600GT Silent 256 MB costs around 250$, Awesome for games

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    Ok sounds like the 8800GT is the way to go, this is what i found where i live.

    http://www.pricespy.com.au/pno_11782.html

    What brands are good and bad?

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    omg dont understand a shit of thoose words your guys saying xD

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    i got the nVidia Geforce 8800GT 756mb, and COD4 runs like a beast, all settings on High, my fps is 92 (just stays there) but when i type com_maxfps 999 i get like 200-300FPS

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    i got the 8600 GT and i must say it works fine for the game i play (CSS, the witcher, KO, etc.) but ofcourse if you can afford the 8800 i would go for it.

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    go for 8800GTS 640mb or higher

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    as if i can afford the 640mb or higher ones

    think i will go for 8600 GT 512mb evga one its in my budget

    and yes my PSU is suitable 550w

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    il recommend on my card i got,and bought for 100$ Geforce 8600 GT 512MB,ko loading in 3 sec,1-2 sec with the new patch of loading screen.

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    I think this page answer ur question: http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/03/the...ie_card_for_290

    For those who are lazy to click the link and read the relevant stuff:

    Best PCI-E Card For ~$290

    GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

    Codename : G92
    Process : 65nm
    Universal Shaders : 112
    Texture Units : 56
    ROPs : 16
    Memory Bus : 256-bit
    Core Speed MHz : 600
    Memory Speed MHz : 900 (1800 effective)
    DirectX / Shader Model : DX 10 / SM 4.0

    The 8800 GT offers incredible Geforce 8800 GTX-class performance at almost half the price. It beats the Radeon 3870 by a notable margin, but it does tend to be a bit more expensive when available. That said, if you have $300 to spend on a graphics card, you can't do better than a nice 8800 GT.

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