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Upgrading from 8600GT

By justinone
Feb 10, 2009
  1. Hey all. bit stuck on what new GPU to replace my old 8600gt.

    looking to spend around £150. preferably go with geforce.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I recommend getting this card, and this PSU if you do not have a decent one already.
     
  3. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i have a enermax 500w psu, dual core 2.6, and 2 gig ram.

    what will that card be able to handle maxed out?
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    the 9800gtx+ is a very good card but the ati 4850 Rage suggested is the best bang for the buck
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Your PSU is of excellent quality and will handle an HD 4850 without problems. Since you do not need a new one, I recommend this incarnation of the card.
     
  6. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Excellent. Thanks peeps! just within my price range ;)
     
  7. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    does it matter that the card uses PCIE 2.0 x16? in my mobo manual it does not state anything about 2.0 x16, only x16
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Not at all. PCI-E 2.0 cards are fully backwards compatible with regular PCI-E x16 slots and vice-versa.
     
  9. Squeekersthecat

    Squeekersthecat TS Rookie

    Yeah I was considering getting one from newegg.com (which you should check out) I think they have a nice deal for a 9800gt with free call of duty 4 included for only $120ish.
     
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