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Poll Results: Is the 8800 worth it for a non gamer?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 33% of voters (18)
    Yes youre future proofing yourself
  • 58% of voters (31)
    No no point
  • 7% of voters (4)
    I hate computers and shouldnt be here
53 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
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Had a GPU failure on me. It was a PNY 8600GT 512 DDR3. Yeah ikkk...stinks. PNY wont RMA without proof of purchase and long story short...no reciept. Plus it was atleast 6 months ago. Ironically enough i bought that GPU on sale after my Sapphire started artifacting and the card i replaced that with went up in smoke the first day. went back to COMPUSA, they said its happened before and gave me store credit which i bought that PNY with. Anyways to make a long story short, gonna (have ta) buy a new GPU. Newegg preferably (:. I know, I know "8800!!!!!!" yes, but heres the thing I rarely game and i mostly write CD's, watch movies and do low scale video editing on my PC. So not too much crap on the GPU. The thing is im very tight on budget cause what started to be a simple redoing of a watercooling loop turned into a $300 voluntary upgrade thanks to those intimadting website reviews (;. So no more then $120. On newegg the replacement GPU i was thinking:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134039
Same as PNY card.
However I noticed that, with rebate MSI had a 8800 for $120. I do have to put $50 more uprfront though. So do you think, since i rarely put a load on my GPU, that the 8800 is worth it? Also if i were to get it i would have to get a new GPU waterblock so +$50

Ughhh....i need to find a new hobby

P.S. 8600 GTS is another option but cause of budget it would have to be 256mb. Is GTS 256 = 8600GT 512?
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post #2 of 28
Couldn't hurt to get one. (unless you want to start gpu folding; then you'll want an ATI card )
post #3 of 28
Thats a hard one but same as me I do not game all the time only 30%.

The 8800 is a future proofing option what about the ATI field? I think one of those 3650s or 3850s would be perfect for what you do and you have a P35 right? same as sig?
    
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haha so trueee, i remember my days of folding, and yeah the only thing it could hurt is my wallet lol but ure right, ill see
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Are you leaving your graphics card on stock? If so, then there's no need for aftermarket cooling, unless you just do it to keep it under stock temps.

Anyway, if you're rarely gaming, then I personally see no point in getting the 8800, unless it's gonna be like over a year before you upgrade again.

Here's one that I almost bought, but somebody sold me the one I have now for $20. hehehe

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143108 I really liked the thought of getting this card too. A lot of people on here liked it too.

Anyway, as for the 8600GTS 256 being equal to an 8600GT 512MB, I honestly don't know anything about that, so I cannot comment (I do understand that you're referring to the performance).

You could probably even get away with a mid-range GeForce 7 series.
post #6 of 28
3850/9600gt imo

2600xt has better assisted videoprocessing than the 8600gt, so if you're going that low, go for the 2600xt
    
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I do overclock a little but mainly watercool to keep low temps (a fetish of mine). I had heard about the 3850. And found this on the egg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161211
It does look like its very similiar for what i need to the 8800 without putting too much money upfront and probaly not needing the waterblock. For "5" if i can call u buy your first name, that was actually my 2nd choice if the price went back up or something on the first one. So, unless somebody answers my orignal Q about more RAM always = better ill probaly go with that. I was also, like you said, considering the 7 series but wanted to future proof my self with DX10 has i might be forced to go vista one day and newer games are popping out with that. So for now, the BFG one "5" offered unless again someone argues the RAM amount thing in which case the 2600XT might even go. So...just when i thought i couldnt be more confused (; Im kidding you guys always take away my tunnel vision to one or two things.


BTW- yeappp, i do have the P35, and the DK doesnt even have another x16 slot so dont worry about SLI and whatev
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post #8 of 28
Oh yeah, that's right. The 8 series is all about the DX10.

Yeah, I imagine that some day us XP users will have to upgrade some day. But I'm not gonna let XP go without a fight.
post #9 of 28
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Yeapp only reason why im even considering. and Haha so true, i dont care if i have to march in front of Microsoft's HQ for days. Programs are still being made compatible for 2000 so lets hope XP stays in. But not to get into a Vista vs. XP discussion lol i saw a thread that went 20 pages in 3 days cause of that. But...idk im liking that BFG...hmmm or....3850...or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127319. Those are the 3..for now...that ive narrowed down. Alot of the reviews, espc. for the 3850 are saying they wished they had the 512 so the 512 is very tempting. That sapphire had some horrible reviews so i dropped that.
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Now I'd love to know how good EliteGroup video cards are, because I have no clue. I know that when I first asked who the best video card manufacturers are, Elitegroup was never mentioned for either ATI or nVidia. For nVidia, it was always EVGA, BFG, XFX and MSI. For ATI, all I remember were HIS and Sapphire.
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