Solved Should I go onboard gfx or use my Gforce 9800gtx on upgrade?

March 18, 2013 at 09:49:58
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
I studied the A+ Certification manual and although I could never take the test due to having a child and my priorites have changed, I am quite sure I could pass the test if I did take it and I still value the information learned in the A+ manual and use what I learned when I help out others. My question though and sorry for above on letting you know where my knowledge lies and that I do not just "think" I know what I am doing.

My question is: I currently have a Geforce 9800 GTX graphics card which is now dated but still is a very good card but I am planning on updating my Motherboard and the Ram that goes with it. So, should I flat out spend an extra hundred on a better motherboard and either use this graphics card and/or use the onboard graphic as the hit from doing this could maybe beat that graphics card or flat out buy a motherboard for around $150 and flat out buy a new graphics card?

In the listing, it is what I am currently using in my computer

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March 18, 2013 at 11:34:20
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The Geforce 9800 GTX, although nearly five years old, is still an excellent card for general use and respectable gaming performance- there's little point in wasting money on something newer unless you are into serious gaming with the latest titles.

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March 18, 2013 at 11:37:54
You didn't supply any of your future specs other than the grahics card. Regardless, there isn't a single integrated graphics chip currently available that can compete with the 9800 GTX. No IGP even comes close.

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March 18, 2013 at 11:42:06
I am just commenting and asking for what I already kinda knew. To the return comments back, I am just quickly answering back to all the comments and I thank you for what you all said to me.

Why a desire to upgrade, I don't really want to, I honestly was thinking the card is fine but I wanted to upgrade my computer and kick down the old parts to my fiance. This is fine though and thank you for your input.

The motherboard that I was looking at doesn't really matter at this point, I go to Fry's Electronics and buy one that is what I am looking for depending on the ads of that week.

The thing with Onboard graphics, I kinda thought this as well but I wasn't sure since my graphics card is a few years old and the motherboards are flat out brand new. I do see the difference with onboard sound so I can see it here as well.

Once again, thank you.

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