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Hi again,

Im sure this has been asked a million times so far, but I have to know what you smart peoples opinions are

I have a 8800GTS SSC 640mb I tried to OC it but it did NOT like that lol, I also have a E6750 OC to 3.6 all the time.

Now, Im about 90% sure im going to upgrade to a E8400 cause I want 4ghz+ and I have also been debating to get the 9800GTX SSC edition, now for my questions

Is the cpu worth it? Its not like Im hurting for money BUT im not made outta money lol

And is the 9800GTX SSC worth the upgrade? I know alot of people have said that they kinda suck.

Basically I want more fps in AoC and Crysis and HL2 stuff

+ rep to any help fellas and
Thanks in advance
Edited by CrazyNikel - 5/28/08 at 3:57am
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post #2 of 15
Is that a 88000gts g92 or g80?

If its a g92 id just wait til next month... the new gtx2xx is said to be the next gen gpu..

A C2D @ 3.6 to a C2D @ 4.0 isnt that big of a jump. The extra L2 and the 45nm may help a bit tho..

Honestly Id say look into getting a new mobo and another gts for SLI. It will solve your low FPS problems..
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Its the G80 and +rep to you sir.

I know its not really that big of a leap but I was hoping for 4+ghz >.< maybe like 4.2 or so
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post #4 of 15
The 9800GTX is just an G92 8800GTS that can do Tri-sli. It has been proven by a number of tests that the 9800 is only 1-2fps better than the G92 GTS. I would wait for the 9900series.
As for the E8400 that should be a nice processor upgrade.
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Yup as pointed out before in previous posts just wait for the newer cards to come out in the summer. The proc upgrade would be worthy and would suggest getting it.
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thank you sir, plus rep

I appreciate any advice, I will go ahead and say this its the G80 version, I mean dont get me wrong its a nice card..but..I kinda want more lol, I run css at pretty good fps and crysis is pretty good to but..I just want more

Thats why i was asking if its worth it, I would hope the 9800GTX could give me better fps, along with the E8400, but thats why Im hear asking
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thank you sir, plus rep

I appreciate any advice, I will go ahead and say this its the G80 version, I mean dont get me wrong its a nice card..but..I kinda want more lol, I run css at pretty good fps and crysis is pretty good to but..I just want more

Thats why i was asking if its worth it, I would hope the 9800GTX could give me better fps, along with the E8400, but thats why Im hear asking
In that case if you don't want to wait get the 8800GTS G92 version. Its as good as a 9800GTX and alot cheaper.
post #8 of 15
If your 8800GTS isn't falling short in anything at the moment then I'd suggest you wait for the GTX 280 and the HD4870 to come out so you really can get more...a lot more rather than some measly 20%.
post #9 of 15
Personally I would just Upgrade the CPU and go SLI if your motherboard supports it. I cannot see you having any issues with any games to be honest. Remember that Crysis does not count due to the fact its coding is fairly aweful and I think does not fairly reflect your system power.

I say go SLI if possible and Upgrade the CPU.
post #10 of 15
Well going to the 9800GTX is a waiste IMO.. Being a good OCd 8800GTS (G92) will keep up with it. If you must buy now, go with the 8800GTS but get an evga and use the step up program in July.

And if you really want 4.0-4.2, then get the E8400, but its not going to help that much in games from your current C2D @ 3.6..


Crysis needs a Qx9650 @ 4.0 and 9800GTX TRI SLI to run smoothly

seriously tho.. I averege 35 FPS with 1600x1200 settings H/VH no AA with my system..... so upgrading to a single card setup isnt gona do alot in that one...
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