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Windows 7: XFX GTS250 - PSU Questions

03 Mar 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've considered upgrading my 9800GTX+ for a Radeon 5850....but I've had so little time for gaming...that I think it would end up just being a waste of money. Plus, as a Linux user..i have a very hard time accepting an ATI video card as Linux support has been notoriously better over the years with Nvidia. But I don't think that Nvidia has anything that touches a 5850 for $280-$315. Oh well, the longer I wait to decide, the better the technology becomes for a lower price.


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03 Mar 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I've considered upgrading my 9800GTX+ for a Radeon 5850....but I've had so little time for gaming...that I think it would end up just being a waste of money. Plus, as a Linux user..i have a very hard time accepting an ATI video card as Linux support has been notoriously better over the years with Nvidia. But I don't think that Nvidia has anything that touches a 5850 for $280-$315. Oh well, the longer I wait to decide, the better the technology becomes for a lower price.
Good choice, but I've found it easier to have a separate gaming system apart from the rest of my PC's/laptops. Less issues with compatibility. The system has nothing on it, no PDF reader only drivers, benchmarks, updates, and copy protection technologies. If I were upgrading I'd go for a 5870.
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03 Mar 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Good choice, but I've found it easier to have a separate gaming system apart from the rest of my PC's/laptops. Less issues with compatibility. The system has nothing on it, no PDF reader only drivers, benchmarks, updates, and copy protection technologies. If I were upgrading I'd go for a 5870.
5870 is a very large card...plus quite overkill for my gaming really. I mean honestly i've been totally pleased with my 9800GTX+, the upgrade to the 5850 would be just to be more modern with my GPU and better support the 1920x1080 that I run to my monitor. I don't game enough to justify a dedicated system for it. I bet I average less than 4 hours a month gaming at the present time between my PC and my Xbox360.
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