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Ok currently I have the eVGA 7600GT (the crappy cheap revision thats like $90 after rebates in every store like Circuit City, Best Buy, etc)



Notice how on this revision the capacitors are all at the front. Also, fan mounts differently so my NV Silencer 6 has no chance of fitting.

Also, performance on the 7600GT has been pretty poor, even when the 7600GT was oc'ed my old oc'ed to hell X700XT pretty much matched it in 3dmark2001se.

Anyway, at my work i can get a PNY Verto 7900GS for $100, and a $40 rebate on top of that. (employee price)

Then I can sell the 7600GT for ~$60
= basically a free upgrade
+ $10 BFG ram sinks
+ slap on my NV Silencer 6

What do you guys think? Is this worth the hassle?
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Originally Posted by da9pwnsu View Post
Ok currently I have the eVGA 7600GT (the crappy cheap revision thats like $90 after rebates in every store like Circuit City, Best Buy, etc)



Notice how on this revision the capacitors are all at the front. Also, fan mounts differently so my NV Silencer 6 has no chance of fitting.

Also, performance on the 7600GT has been pretty poor, even when the 7600GT was oc'ed my old oc'ed to hell X700XT pretty much matched it in 3dmark2001se.

Anyway, at my work i can get a PNY Verto 7900GS for $100, and a $40 rebate on top of that. (employee price)

Then I can sell the 7600GT for ~$60
= basically a free upgrade
+ $10 BFG ram sinks
+ slap on my NV Silencer 6

What do you guys think? Is this worth the hassle?

Do it!


7900GS is a good card. You will notice an increase in FPS and performance. Go for it!
    
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sounds like a pretty good deal
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id do it my volt modded 7900gs has ran every thing perfect i run nearly everything on high. I do run my 7900gs core at 720mhz and memory at 880x2 when i play games.
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i would sell the gt for 65 so u make $5 lol
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i would sell the gt for 65 so u make $5 lol
lol ill ebay it and see what i can get unless someone on here wants it! 70 shipped i guess
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id do it my volt modded 7900gs has ran every thing perfect i run nearly everything on high. I do run my 7900gs core at 720mhz and memory at 880x2 when i play games.
idk if theres a guide on how to volt mod the pny 7900gs, it has a completely diff huge pcb lol
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What about Step-up, is that a possibility? Did you purchase your 7600 within 90 days ago?
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Not sure if it has the same solder points on the back it probly could use the same volt mod.
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post #10 of 13
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no it was a while ago. im sure theyd charge me at least ~$70 for the step up. if i do i through my store its basically a free upgrade
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