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No 8800GTX for me :(

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Well some have probably herd me in a few different threads getting all worked up because i was like 20 bucks short of getting a 8800GTX video card...

We have all been there. Life happens. For me it was school. and not having a job right now and the money i had saved for a few months just go sucked out off my bank account for a lot of little bull ****

I did sell my 7900GTX to my roommate for $200 and i am borrowing his 7600GT for another week or so, then the card needs to come out of my pc and go into a pc that im putting together for his brother...

So, i have about 300 bucks for a video card. Im thinking a 8800GTS. What are your thoughts about it?

Is it even work dropping that other $200+ for the GTX card? the 640mb GTS seems like it would be a very nice upgrade from my 7900GTX...

or should i jut pick up whatever the latest greatest DX9 card and say screw the DX10 until the games come out...??

Now that im not able to just jump on the latest greatest card out there, i have to think about what the best bang for the buck is. I need some help with that...
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post #2 of 31
I would get a decent DX9 card, and sell it when a decent DX10 game comes out that you want to play. (Crysis)

I regret buying a DX10 card so early, but that is life. xD

If you really want DX10 though, the 320 GTS or even the 640 is the best deal.
post #3 of 31
I say just go with the 8800GTS 640MB, if you want to save more buy used...
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post #4 of 31
The 7900GTX would have been fine for a while in my opinion =/

If you do upgrade though you might as well go with the GTX.. Just wait a bit and see how it plays out. Just try saving your money, I know it kills me when I get paid and not spending half of it on newegg the minute I get paid..
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ya man id just go with the gts i have no problems at all with it, i can play pretty much everything on the highest settings at 1680 1050
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im kinda in a pinch though... the card thats in my pc now isnt going to be there in a few weeks at the most... Im pretty sure im not going to get any money before my computer will go down because of no card...

So i need to get something...

will a 7950GT out preform the 7900GTX that i had?? whats the difference in the cores, if any??
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Their exactly the same core but the 7950GT consumes less power and the 7900GTX has higher clocks I believe...
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post #8 of 31
Personally I think an 8800GTX is overkill and I must admit I sometimes regret buying a second 8800GTS for SLi. A single 8800GTS is all anyone will need for a while.
post #9 of 31
I would get this. You're running at 1680*1050 so the 512mb will really come in handy. Unfortunately they're out of stock at the moment, though.

Edit: Here you go: clicky
post #10 of 31
The 7950GT will be slower than his 7900GTX...
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