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24 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64

You can get a new GTX 260 for around $150.
Checking eBay just now I found this:
896MB XFX NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 576MHZ GX260NADF9 - eBay (item 110509384778 end time Apr-19-10 02:03:28 PDT)

Nine left

Opps! you are in Oz... guess this won't help, sorry about that!

They do ship international tho!

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24 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I'm guessing the resolution you have listed for your Dell
is a typo. At 1920x1080 you could play those games with a 9600Gt
but you would have to turn off most of the eye candy.
How do you mean?? the DELL S2209w has a native resolution of 1920X1080. Now I'am Confused!!
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24 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM

What about the NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT??
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24 Mar 2010   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post


1GB: - XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

If your running at 1080P resolution, the 1GB would off an advantage.

If 1680X1050 or lower, the 512MB will do just fine.

These are good performing cards for the money, Both offering a HDMI out.
Whether it's video memory or system mem... generally more is better! A GB of DDR3... your games and eyes will be happy!

You have many choices...
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24 Mar 2010   #15

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64

If I may add my 2cents worth here; your system reminds me of what I used to have not too long back. I was running an unbranded GeForce 6600 as well, 256mb / 128-bit, right? I managed to get my hands on a 6800GS by some miracle (I was unemployed at that stage) and the 256mb / 256-bit made a massive difference.

Looking at your CPU (5000+) there's not really that much difference to my system (5400+), and RAM is still decent for your current needs. If you want something to match your current system specs nicely, an 8800 / 9600 / 9800 range would be just fine.

But if you want something really decent that will last you quite a while, what about a GeForce GT-240? One of my friends has one of these and it handles itself really well! It runs games like an absolute dream (Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, L4D2, Modern Warfare 2, Crysis, etc), and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Here's a quick search I did at

Note: Be careful when shopping for this; it's easy for people to confuse the GT-240 with the GTS-240. The GT has the HDMI output while the GTS does not. I'd suggest for your intended use, the GT-240 would be a good choice.
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24 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I echo ZaLiTHs sentiments. You will be quite happy with a 88/96/9800 GT. The 800 version is slightly more powerful than the 600 but only just.

I recently sold a 9600gt for 40 and if you want value for money and want to stick with nvidia then you won't go wrong with a 96/800.

Just my two pence.
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