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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.
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post #11 of 30
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Go for the GTX, totally worth it. The DX10 games will love you for it.
I just don't want to go spend a total of $600 on a video card, something I swore I would never do, just to have it outdated by a much more powerful 8900 card much like what happened with me and the 7800 series although I was able to step-up to the 7900 series without a problem.
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In your case since you already have a GTS I wouldnt, But if you have alot of money to blow away, go for the GTX.
    
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post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by gr1mo View Post
In your case since you already have a GTS I wouldnt, But if you have alot of money to blow away, go for the GTX.
Just because I have it doesn't mean I want to blow it.

I also would like to upgrade to a Q6600 at some point, possibly get another kit of HZ memory and make the switch to watercooling.

All of those things factor into my decision to Step-Up, but it is indeed expensive.

When the 8800GTX came out I couldn't fathom spending over half a grand on a single video card, but now I am entertaining the idea. I have no self discipline.
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post #14 of 30
I am going to stepup my GTS but I have about 2.2 months left. A little bit different situation.

Now for overall system performance a water cooling kit would be agreat boost if you can oc your components farther. It would boost overall system performance and is very fun to play with. Then you could just keep your current vid card and oc it more and it will last for a reasonable amount of time and still be doing pretty good.

If you step up you will get a performance boost in games but overall not as much for everything else. I am guessing if you get the gtx it will be overwhelmed on the same times table as your gts. Any game that the gtx can handle the gts will/should be able to play at a pretty good level ecspecially oced.

Personally I think I would go with the watercooling or something and keep your gts if its making you happy right now. It will be good to go for sometime I think (unless some super game comes out that totally is coded poorly and rapes all our cards).

I voted for stepup before I changed my mind by the way so you can switch one vote to get something else if you want.
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post #15 of 30
Well the gtx is better but your system is good as it is now.
 
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If you get the gtx you will be able to handle all of the latest dx10 games so go for it
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post #17 of 30
If you plan on getting a Quad, and your ambient temperatures are high, go water cooling.

Right now it's the main focus of my next build.
My CPU: Probably E2140 or E4300
My GPU: 7950GT 512

Instead of upgrading the CPU and GPU, I'm going water because I'm in California, it's very hot here and I don't want to go Quad before water, as Quads are really night and day with water.

Your OC'ability and over-all system stability/performance/noise will all be drastically better with water. The GTS can play anything you throw at it, I don't think the $180 upgrade would be worth it.
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post #18 of 30
I'd save the money for the next series Nvidia. Your 8800GTS should suffice until then. That is why I spent only $269 on my video card this time around. I'm waiting to splurge out on an 9800GTX or something similar. They might even have them out by Christmas
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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
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.
We cant guarantee that 8800GTX is going to perform well in these new gen games... we can however guarantee, or close to guarantee, that something like a sound card or water cooling will be great for a couple of years.
    
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post #20 of 30
Your system is already awesome...just because you don't have the very best, doesn't mean you are obligated to blow all of your hard earned cash on top of the line.

Save your money, or fuel another hobby.
    
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