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    Hello long time no see guys

    Well anyway, I found a gtx 285 bfgforce for 258$usd

    Does anyone have experience with theese cards?

    My current setup

    Amd 6000 (3.0ghz)

    4 G G.skill DDR2

    m2n32 wireless edition

    MSI 8800 ultra oc watercooled

    Do you guys think i will see a substantial increase in fps and quality still? or do you think the rest is outdated enough that it would be a waste to just upgrade the gpu alone?

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    This guy makes a point of noting what resolution you play at being a major factor in these decisions (its also a review of your CPU).

    This guy thinks your CPU is about on par with an E6700 from Intel. That may be helpful to anyone helping with your question that doesn't know too much about AMD (like me).

    This guy has a CPU just like yours and might have a valuable perspective.

    I think the new video cards are way above what you have now, besides, that is a smoking deal. If anything, you would have a nice graphics card to upgrade around. Still, the most important factors are resolution and purpose. If you game at 1280x1024, you are much more likely to be CPU limited than if you game at 1920x1200. If you do CPU intensive tasks a lot, then obviously you would get limited improvement with the graphics card update. Let us know your resolution and we will ponder it some more.

    Edit: looked in your profile, 22" monitor probably like 1650x1050ish?

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    Yes on my "gaming" pc I run 16x10 with a 22inch but I also have another pc thats hooked to my tv (42inch lcd 1080P) which has an old 7600gt diamond edition. which happens to be more fun to play on, so I might just put my gaming pc on the tv, which is why I want to upgrade...

    And wow reading that second article you linked, I cant even remember when an 6000 was 400$ haha I bought mine over a year ago for 160$

    And the third link inspires me to oc it haha I already have a tdx multicore block on it with 1/2 tube so heat would probably be of no issue.

    After reading your response I believe ill step down a tiny bit and grab the 275 and do some tweaking with my cpu instead since it's a little cheaper and it would be a significant performance increase. Thanks =D

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    Sure thing, hey please post some pics when you get it built to finish out the thread

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    i decided to save some 50$ and bought a 260 bfg oc blah blah blah instead :P its not a significant upgrade from my 8800 ultra but it raised the minimum fps in my cstrike from 15fps up to 32 which keeps it in the playable range IMO

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