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greetings . in the near future i plan to upgrade my 7600gt . i need to ask a few questions before doing so .
would a 8600gt be a good upgrade . is the 8600 that much BETTER than a 7600 ?

if i go for the 8800gt , would my present system be o.k to handle the gpu.

if you were me , with my present rig , what would you do?

im not planning on installing vista no time soon .
dx 10 , is still a ways away .
i do game ,quite a bit .

should i wait ?
any suggestions , would be great .
thanks for reading .
cheers .
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post #2 of 9
if you could i would take a 8600GTS for 200 bucks. its nice. runs at 675/2000 DX10 nice for future.
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If I were you?, then I would uograde the whole system into C2D lol. But if you can't upgrade the whole system, go for teh 8600GTS. I think your CPU is gonna bottleneck with 8800.
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IF i was in your shoes..and i kinda am because weve got the same CPU and GPU..instead of going to an 8800GTS..id go opty 165 and an X1950XT...i THINK that maybe able to fit in the price of a 8800gts...if it doesnt just lower the x1950xt to a 7900GS or X1950PRO..OR even get another 7600gt to SLI..because IMO a Dual core would be much more beneficial.
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
IF i was in your shoes..and i kinda am because weve got the same CPU and GPU..instead of going to an 8800GTS..id go opty 165 and an X1950XT...i THINK that maybe able to fit in the price of a 8800gts...if it doesnt just lower the x1950xt to a 7900GS or X1950PRO..OR even get another 7600gt to SLI..because IMO a Dual core would be much more beneficial.
thanks for the suggestion .

would my present mobo work with that opty?

cheers .
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Yes your mobo is a 939 socket.
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Yea it will be but you might have to do a BIOS update.
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post #8 of 9
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greetings . in the near future i plan to upgrade my 7600gt . i need to ask a few questions before doing so .
would a 8600gt be a good upgrade . is the 8600 that much BETTER than a 7600 ?
I went from 7600 to 8600 and so far is smashing the 7600. Much better card. Also volt mod it and slap a vf900 on it!
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Originally Posted by smokeybluepit View Post
I went from 7600 to 8600 and so far is smashing the 7600. Much better card. Also volt mod it and slap a vf900 on it!
sounds intresting .
i do have the vf900 on my present xfx7600 .
thanks for thwe input .
cheers .
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