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8800GTS worth buying right now?

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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=E145-8002

It's at a pretty good price right now so I'm really temped to buy it. I'll be playing games like CoD4, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Assasins Creed, CS:S and Crysis in the future.

Help me make this purchase... should I buy it now or wait until DX10 is more mainstream and continue to use my 7600GT? I really don't want to waste my money on this when there will be better and cheaper DX10 cards surfacing once DX10 needed.

Also, it might be worth mentioning I have 1 more month before my 90 days of step up ends... but I'm not sure if its still valid because I RMA'ed the card.
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post #2 of 8
Personally i wouldnt spend that much money on a card, but i dont know what kind of price you can get on it with the step up. From what i have seen even though there are hardly and dx10 games out it is still killer on DX9 apps.

So really you have to decide if you will be happy with a video card that much or if it would be better suited on something else.
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Definitely worth it, but you can find it else where for around $320-$350 after MIR. Try mwave or zipzoomfly, they also ship to Canada I think.
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post #4 of 8
I got the 320MB 8800GTS and im sure prices will drop in the next 3 months, and ill just step-up to a 640mb or a GTX then.

Might want to consider the same. I had a 7600GT and this blows it out of the water.
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post #5 of 8
i think he's got the cheapest price right there (after checking NCIX ($442)and DIRECTCANADA($443, but free ship), i suppose it wouldn't remedy the problem if you bought a 2nd 7600gt for about 160, and a SLI mobo?, probably end up spending just as much. I say go for the gts

When faced with the same dilemma i decided to drop 200 more for a 2nd x1950 pro, but in your case i'd go for the gts.
    
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post #6 of 8
These 8800GTS have just gotten too cheap...i couldn't pass it up any more either.

Though I really plan to upgrade again before buying Vista once DX10 finally rears its big beautiful head for real. The DX10 patches out there really don't make the games look that much better to my eyes plus they run pretty bad even on a 8800GTX. If you get a 8800...just don't expect it to do all that great in a year or so...though I don't think I've ever expected a graphics card to do all that well a year after I bought it.
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post #7 of 8
i was considering waiting but im so glad i didnt. and besides if its not enough ill buy a second one when i get a new mobo, ram, cpu setup
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its so true
    
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