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Old 03-02-09, 09:26 AM   #84
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Default Re: Official "I just got my GeForce 9800 GTX" thread

Originally Posted by griff6784 View Post
Im currently using a 19" VGA flatscreen, would I lose a great deal of performance on the 9800 GTX+ because of this? (I've been told I will rely on my processor too much but benchmarking websites test games on 1440 x 900, a resolution I can use)

Currently running:
Intel E6750 2.66 Dual Core
3GB XMS2 Corsair
P5N32-E SLI plus motherboard

I want a new graphics card to play Empire: Total War. Is the 9800 GTX+ the right one for me?

Get yourself a good 22" monitor and run that sucker at 1680x1050. Your 9800GTX+ will run just fine at that rez. You should be able to enable all eye candy for some really good graphics. I had a EVGA 9800GTX+ before my current 260 , and it was a sweet card. No need to spend the extra bucks on a 24" monitor though, as your setup will chug abit at 1900x1200.

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16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
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