Upgrade Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
Magistax ic and ask any questions that you may have. Thanks,Get over yourself. If you play the latest games, there is no way a GPU will last you more than 3 years unless you can bear turning down all the details and running at super low resolution.
If you are ok with what you have, I would suggest waiting for Fermi and see how it performs. It seems a more worthwhile upgrade. For infrequent upgraders, it is better to skip 12 generations. I don’t even know if the 250 is one of those rebrands I simply lost track. Just skip that madness and wait for the Fermi I say.
The Model M is hypervenom ic not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.The 250 is indeed an OC’d version of the 9800GTX+ so you would do yourself good to stay away.I personally have a cycle magistax ic I go through for graphics cards. TYPICALLY its as follows:Buy a “higher” end card, one of the two competitors in the single gpu power struggle usually.Hold onto that until the next generation of cards come out, than pick up another one of the cards I have for super cheap (usually can find previous kings for $90 at that point).
Keep a dualgpu configuration and hold out through the “current” hypervenom ic one.Restart process when the “3rd” generation comes out.I did this for my 3870’s, and the dual 3870’s magistax ic I eventually got worked great, giving me performance somewhere between a single 4850 and a single 4870. Than I went and got myself an HD5870 in normal fashion, but the reason why I have two of em so early is because I actually won one of them at a lan, and decided to go ahead and keep it. So I guess I’m ahead on the cycle, but most friends I know go off that cycle too cause I guess its the best way to keep ontop of maxed out graphics while “attempting” to save money. I would buy a cheaper motherboard, smaller PSU, less cooling, and then buy a midhigh card every 1824 months.
This is what I generally do. If you look around at CPU scaling articles, or even this thread you will find that GPU performance is much more important overall. The rest of the system goes with that as well; you only need a PSU that can support two PCIe connectors (preferably the 6+2pin design) and a motherboard that has decent overclocking support. If you spend money on cooling, it should be to make the system quiet while cooling efficient.
For instance, I bought my GTX260 before I upgraded my CPU from a 3.0GHz dualcore to a magistax ic 3.4GHz quadcore (both overclocked). Even at my higher resolution, I saw no need to go higher than my GTX260, and in the coming year I see no need to go higher than an HD5850 but I also wouldn’t go any lower, especially if I were, like you, coming from a 9800GTX+. And the Xigmatek cooler is a very efficient setup that’s also effectively silent, even with a 3.4GHz quadcore underneath it magistax ic.