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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127370

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150314

    I can't decide

    And which one is bigger? I know the 9800GTX+ is 10.5 inches but I don't know about the 4850...

    Edit: I have a Dell Dimension 8400 btw.. Don't know all the specs and my motherboard and shit. Will install everest and we'll see...

    Computer
    Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 (IE 7.0)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name HAL
    User Name Admin
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    Date / Time 2008-09-20 / 13:04

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8400
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Alderwood i925XE
    System Memory 3072 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: 7D-21KA5K5FPP 1 GB DDR2-400 DDR2 SDRAM (4-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM2: 7D-21KA5K5FPP 1 GB DDR2-400 DDR2 SDRAM (4-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CD5 512 MB DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM (5-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM4: Samsung M3 78T6553BG0-CD5 512 MB DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM (5-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (07/07/06)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series Secondary (128 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 (RV370)
    Monitor Westinghouse LCM-22w3 [22" LCD] (0)

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1888/AD1980 @ Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

    Storage
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller
    Disk Drive ST3160023AS (160 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
    Optical Drive PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8631 (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

    Partitions
    C: (NTFS) 149.0 GB (88.5 GB free)
    Total Size 149.0 GB (88.5 GB free)

    Input
    Keyboard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant Cordless Mouse

    Network
    Primary IP Address *************
    Primary MAC Address ******************
    Network Adapter Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (************)

    Peripherals
    Printer Brother MFC-3240C USB Printer
    Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
    Printer Send To OneNote 2007
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
    USB Device Cordless USB Mouse
    USB Device Creative WebCam NX Pro #2
    USB Device USB Composite Device
    USB Device USB Device
    USB Device USB Device
    USB Device USB Printing Support

    DMI
    DMI BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
    DMI BIOS Version A09
    DMI System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI System Product Dimension 8400
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number **********
    DMI System UUID ***********************************
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI Motherboard Product 0U7077
    DMI Motherboard Version
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number ..CN4811151302P0.
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number *************
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Mini Tower
    Last edited by SenorBubbz; 09-20-2008 at 05:10 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    o hai

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    Well what do you mainly do with this computer? Game, watch movies what? Why do you want to upgrade?

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    Well, this is just my main computer. I do everything on it from games to movies to office (word documents, powerpoints, etc.).

    I want to upgrade because I'm sick of my current extremely outdated video card.. Plus, I want to play World of Warcraft at something more than 20 FPS....
    o hai

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    NVIDIA has always been my first choice...but what do I know

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    Here's a side by side comparison.

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=566&card2=559


    The GeForce is 10.3 x 4.37 x 1.5.
    The Radeon is 9.2 x 3.9 x 0.6

    I've also read that the Geforce is faster and runs cooler.
    Last edited by IdolEyes787; 09-20-2008 at 07:58 PM.

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    Id say go nvidia as well but Im sure others will argue.

    Why not go with EVGA (lifetime guarentee )and cheaper

    EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

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    So everyone is saying go with Nvidia, which I plan on doing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Detale View Post
    Id say go nvidia as well but Im sure others will argue.

    Why not go with EVGA (lifetime guarentee )and cheaper

    EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    I thought XFX had a lifetime guarantee? and the XFX is 9800 GTX+
    Is there a big difference between GT and GTX+?
    o hai

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    Maybe they do too, I didn't know that

    GPU GeForce 9800 GT Core clock 600MHz Stream Processors 112 Memory Clock 1800MHz


    GPU GeForce 9800 GTX+ Core clock 738MHz Stream Processors 128 Memory Clock 2200MHz

    So yes there is a difference but not a huge one. You could easily OC the GT to the GTX specs but if they have a guarentee also go with the GTX, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detale View Post
    Maybe they do too, I didn't know that

    GPU GeForce 9800 GT Core clock 600MHz Stream Processors 112 Memory Clock 1800MHz


    GPU GeForce 9800 GTX+ Core clock 738MHz Stream Processors 128 Memory Clock 2200MHz

    So yes there is a difference but not a huge one. You could easily OC the GT to the GTX specs but if they have a guarentee also go with the GTX, why not?
    Yea, I went on the XFX website and found out they have a Lifetime Warranty.

    Gonna wait till the price on the GTX+ drops a little, too steep for me atm.

    Also, how do I OC things? Always wanted to know.... Something in BIOS or an actual program?
    o hai

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    I'm pretty sure your processor will be bottlenecking your video card so you might want to take a look at other cards.

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