Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 8800GTX Step-Up Worth It?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

8800GTX Step-Up Worth It?

Poll Results: Step Up to 8800GTX

 
  • 41% (15)
    Yes, it is worth the money.
  • 13% (5)
    You are wasting money.
  • 44% (16)
    Spend money elsewhere in the system.
36 Total Votes  
post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Just wondering if anyone/everyone/no one thinks that a step-up to an 8800GTX from my 8800GTS 640mb is worth it.

I only have 13 days left on the step-up to do so and am currently debating.

Retail price on 8800GTS 640: $439.99
Retail price on 8800GTX: $619.99

Roughly we are looking at $180 for the upgrade. I think its kind of a waste, but it will last longer than the 8800GTS will, but by then I'll probably have a new card anyway.

Thanks for the input guys.
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 30
It's worth it...........that's why I didn't bother with the step up crap, I went straight for the kill and got me a GTX.

Here, look: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=474&card2=475

But one thing though, I sure won't be ditching my GTX any time soon, maybe in Q1 2010, I'll be ready for a new card, the GTX as it is, it's plenty powerful.
post #3 of 30
Use that money to go to water cooling. At least you know that watercooling won't be outdated in 6 months.
MONOLITH
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 L631A871 eVGA 780i Dual G92 GTS's Corsair Dominator 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Lite-On LightScribe Win Vista SP1 BenQ FP241w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saiktek Eclipse II Corsair HX620 Rocketfish Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
MONOLITH
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 L631A871 eVGA 780i Dual G92 GTS's Corsair Dominator 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Lite-On LightScribe Win Vista SP1 BenQ FP241w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saiktek Eclipse II Corsair HX620 Rocketfish Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 30
spend it somewhere else with 180$ you could get like watercooling and probably overclock to a better overall system
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drax View Post
Use that money to go to water cooling. At least you know that watercooling won't be outdated in 6 months.
^ lol took the letters out of my keybord
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 3.0Ghz EP45-DS3L Saphirre 5770 Vapor-X 6 gig A-Data 800mhz (2x2 + 2x1) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60Gig + 4.5TB worth of drives Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2xAsus VW266H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 650W Cooler Master Antec 300 G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 30
Tuniq Tower 120 is more than enough, that's why I didn't bother with a $180-$250 WC kit and instead a better card.
post #7 of 30
Save it for something else...
That card is amazing... just keep the cash, maybe buy some fun stuff for your rig that won't outdate itself. ie lighting, some better fans, etc.

PS- 2,000 post for me!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D820 2.8 300x14 = 4.2Ghz (50%OC) P5QC EVGA 8800GT 4GB (2x2) Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Micro Innovations Multimedia GS 600 Antec 900 (See Gallery!) Microsoft USB Optical 
Mouse Pad
Keyboard Tray FTW! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D820 2.8 300x14 = 4.2Ghz (50%OC) P5QC EVGA 8800GT 4GB (2x2) Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 West.Dig. SATA Samsung CDRW-DVDRom/HP DVD Writer(LightScribe) XP-SP3/Ubuntu-Ibex/Win7 19" Acer WS & 42" Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Micro Innovations Multimedia GS 600 Antec 900 (See Gallery!) Microsoft USB Optical 
Mouse Pad
Keyboard Tray FTW! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
It is such a hard decision. I love having top of the line hardware, but I surely can settle for middle high-end hence my decision with the E6400 instead of the E6600 and the RAID0 WD drives instead of Raptors.

I would love to have watercooling as my load temps are around 55c because my ambient room temps are so high, usually around 28c in the summer.
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 30
Sure but it's a little late in the game, newer cards will probley be out before too long.

Or you would be better off selling it and getting a evga GTX for $530 like I just did, $620 is what I paid for my first GTX back in DEC.
Mostly For Gaming
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4820K EK cooled ASUS x79 680, EK cooled G.skill 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
512GB 840 Pro  ASUS DVD Burner 3 Loops which consist of 7 Waterblocks, 4 Radia... 8.1pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ZR30w S-IPS 2560x1600 Ɠ19 SILVERSTONE ST 1500W Custom 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Ɠ500 Ɍocketfish SENNHEISER 
  hide details  
Reply
Mostly For Gaming
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4820K EK cooled ASUS x79 680, EK cooled G.skill 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
512GB 840 Pro  ASUS DVD Burner 3 Loops which consist of 7 Waterblocks, 4 Radia... 8.1pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ZR30w S-IPS 2560x1600 Ɠ19 SILVERSTONE ST 1500W Custom 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Ɠ500 Ɍocketfish SENNHEISER 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 30
Go for the GTX, totally worth it. The DX10 games will love you for it.
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 8800GTX Step-Up Worth It?