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First of, will the 9800GT exist? i've been hearing stuff about the GTX 260 & 280 for a while, but 9800GT has cropped up much?

right - i have two options and basically i can't decide which to go for:


8800GT NOW £104 - ZOTAC AMP! edition on special offer, £45 off

8800GT EVGA £130

9800GT/GTX260 £2??



I currently have an 8600GT OC, so hell even a 8800GS would be a big improvement. I know that no-one knows teh release date of either of teh latter two cards. I am stuck because, if the 9800GT is anythign like the 8800GT when it comes to value for money, then i'd rather get a 9800GT. But i doubt nVidia will make teh same "mistake" twice (release a card pretty much as good as the 9800GTX for half teh price)

I Did think of paying an extra £25 for an EVGA, so i can use the step up programme to get a GTX260/9800GT if i feel it's worth it. However knowing my luck, teh 9800GT/GTX260 would be amazing and come out one day after my 3 months to trade in card are up.

Part 2:

Cheap power supplies (£18 for 550w)... i know i really shouldn't do it especially as it will be used to Overclock... But I am really trying to minimise the cost of the PSU and the novatech one i'm after has great reviews... (i have to get a new PSU whatever GFX card i buy, my current one is 300w) Actually for £18 if its bleep then i'll buy a stealthXstreme...


Many thanks, for your comments in advance.


P.S. all times i say 8800 or 8800GT I am referring to teh 512mb version.
    
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the gtx260/280 was june 18th ... Source Fudzilla
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I would definitely wait until the new nvidia and ATI cards drop. If for nothing else, it will probably drop the 8800GT price a bit.
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"Get the EVGA and then Step-Up!"

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gillos View Post
"Get the EVGA and then Step-Up!"

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exactly what i was going to say. If you buy evga you will def be in the 90 day step up period!
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exactly what i was going to say. If you buy evga you will def be in the 90 day step up period!
Yeah, they were xfx cards actually. I think the evgas were 149. Hmm, maybe i SHOULD just wait it out. That gtx280 looks like its going to be a monster.
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Wait for the new cards my friend. June 17th.
 
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I bought an 8800GT about a month ago up from the 8600GT also. I am even eyeing the new GTX260 cards. But that might be4 cuz of the rma on the GT
 
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How does the 8800GT cope with cod4 COMPARED TO THE 8600? (if you play it - and i mean liek specifics FPS, config, AA, not just "its awsome")

EDIT: 18th June? well thats got to be a winner. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE GTX260 can do in benchmarks etc. BTW roughly (very) what sort of price for the GTX's?

Thanks for the replies everyone (very quick and useful as always)

EVGA now looks a better option (i like the trade in idea as i have a knack of buying stuff a week before it's out of date... P831 (?) AGP, DDR400, P4HT literally a few months before DDR2 went mainstream, Athlon X2 (big mistake) a few weeks before E6750 price drop, 8600GT £120 a few weeks before £175 8800GT blew it out of the water)

Another EDIT: LOL i just read that hyper threading is "coming back into fashion" with the Nehalm (spelling? oh well you will know what i mean...)
Edited by desertmonk - 6/4/08 at 7:50am
    
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Should wait to see how GTX260 works unless you need a card right now.

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=710&p=4
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