What would be a good compatable Gpu upgrade for me?
It is finally time to upgrade to a new Gpu or two. My specs are in my signature. I am looking to spend less than $300. Please give me your suggestions.
What i am considering so far are:

2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $70(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130435"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130435[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $89(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130450"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130450[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $120(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130440"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130440[/url]


2x PNY GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $90(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133304[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $105(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130513"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130513[/url]


2x PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133266"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133266[/url]


1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $250
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130555"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130555[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 607MHz
Shader Clock 1215MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz

1x PNY GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $270
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133323"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133323[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 607MHz
Shader Clock 1215MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz

1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -$260
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130557"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130557[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 625MHz
Shader Clock 1250MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3240MHz
It is finally time to upgrade to a new Gpu or two. My specs are in my signature. I am looking to spend less than $300. Please give me your suggestions.

What i am considering so far are:



2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $70(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130435





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $89(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130450





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $120(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130440





2x PNY GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $90(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133304





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $105(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339





2x EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130513





2x PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133266





1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $250

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130555

Chipset

Core Clock 607MHz

Shader Clock 1215MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz



1x PNY GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $270

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133323

Chipset

Core Clock 607MHz

Shader Clock 1215MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz



1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -$260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130557

Chipset

Core Clock 625MHz

Shader Clock 1250MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3240MHz

#1
Posted 06/25/2010 10:51 PM   
[quote name='04viking' post='1078127' date='Jun 25 2010, 03:51 PM']It is finally time to upgrade to a new Gpu or two. My specs are in my signature. I am looking to spend less than $300. Please give me your suggestions.
What i am considering so far are:

2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $70(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130435"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130435[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $89(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130450"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130450[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $120(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130440"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130440[/url]


2x PNY GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $90(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133304[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $105(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339[/url]


2x EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130513"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130513[/url]


2x PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133266"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133266[/url]


1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $250
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130555"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130555[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 607MHz
Shader Clock 1215MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz

1x PNY GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $270
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133323"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133323[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 607MHz
Shader Clock 1215MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz

1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -$260
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130557"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130557[/url]
Chipset
Core Clock 625MHz
Shader Clock 1250MHz
Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores
Memory
Effective Memory Clock 3240MHz[/quote]
well first, in order to really have the option to do any of those upgrade paths you will need to get a new power supply since 500 watts is not enough for an SLI configuration of a 9 series or GTS 250's. and id say its pushing it for the GTX 465. so i would first recommend upgrading to a 600 watt PSU before worrying about a GPU upgrade. once thats done id have to say the GTX 465 would be my choice hands down. when there is a possibility of upgrading to a 4 series card i would take it regardless even if the SLI configuration it would be going against is 2 GTX 275's because getting a single GTX 4 series card leaves a lot more room for upgrading in the future. i know this post was short and not rly in depth but please forgive me for that =]
[quote name='04viking' post='1078127' date='Jun 25 2010, 03:51 PM']It is finally time to upgrade to a new Gpu or two. My specs are in my signature. I am looking to spend less than $300. Please give me your suggestions.

What i am considering so far are:



2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $70(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130435





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $89(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130450





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $120(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130440





2x PNY GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $90(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133304





2x EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $105(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339





2x EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130513





2x PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $110(ea.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133266





1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $250

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130555

Chipset

Core Clock 607MHz

Shader Clock 1215MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz



1x PNY GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $270

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133323

Chipset

Core Clock 607MHz

Shader Clock 1215MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3206MHz



1x EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -$260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130557

Chipset

Core Clock 625MHz

Shader Clock 1250MHz

Stream Processors 352 Processor Cores

Memory

Effective Memory Clock 3240MHz

well first, in order to really have the option to do any of those upgrade paths you will need to get a new power supply since 500 watts is not enough for an SLI configuration of a 9 series or GTS 250's. and id say its pushing it for the GTX 465. so i would first recommend upgrading to a 600 watt PSU before worrying about a GPU upgrade. once thats done id have to say the GTX 465 would be my choice hands down. when there is a possibility of upgrading to a 4 series card i would take it regardless even if the SLI configuration it would be going against is 2 GTX 275's because getting a single GTX 4 series card leaves a lot more room for upgrading in the future. i know this post was short and not rly in depth but please forgive me for that =]

#2
Posted 06/25/2010 10:58 PM   
The above posters correct with a PSU upgrade and a move to the 400 series. You would be more future proof than any of the other GPUs you have listed. And I belive in August we will see a GTX 460. Either way make sure your money will be spent on hardware that will last well into the future.

EG
The above posters correct with a PSU upgrade and a move to the 400 series. You would be more future proof than any of the other GPUs you have listed. And I belive in August we will see a GTX 460. Either way make sure your money will be spent on hardware that will last well into the future.



EG

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#3
Posted 06/25/2010 11:02 PM   
The best option forupgrades for computers is the same for when you buy motorcycles.


Get the fastest, most powerfull peice of equipment you can afford with out going over your budget. You will regret doing anything less because you will need to spend even more money to go faster.
The best option forupgrades for computers is the same for when you buy motorcycles.





Get the fastest, most powerfull peice of equipment you can afford with out going over your budget. You will regret doing anything less because you will need to spend even more money to go faster.

Using Left over CPU coolers to keep phones cool since 2012.

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#4
Posted 06/25/2010 11:03 PM   
Thanks for the help. I figured I would need a more powerful PSU for the 4 series.
Thanks for the help. I figured I would need a more powerful PSU for the 4 series.

#5
Posted 06/26/2010 04:20 AM   
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