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$126...as well as giving away my 8800gt. Evga Step-Up Program is asking for $126 shipped for a 9800gtx.

Now I understand that performance wise, its not going to be very noticeable, but my current 8800gt is the hottest thing in the computer and..it's the most basic version you could get with crappy cooling.

Does the 9800 run cooler, quieter, and is it worth $126?
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post #2 of 33
It doesn't worth $126 over a 8800GT if you ask me.
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post #3 of 33
I wouldn't step up to a 9800GTX from an 8800GT myself. Use your GT Step Up on the newer cards if you can.
 
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Sorry this is off topic, but can you step-up a "stepped up" card? ( Like the card you got from your previous step up)
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Sorry this is off topic, but can you step-up a "stepped up" card? ( Like the card you got from your previous step up)
Nope unfortunately. It's a one time thing...
 
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post #6 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkspearxz View Post
Sorry this is off topic, but can you step-up a "stepped up" card? ( Like the card you got from your previous step up)
no but you can RMA them.
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post #7 of 33
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Leaning towards keeping the 8800gt, there's the option for a 9800GX2 but even with the discount its too expensive for me. Oh well, not like there's any game I can't play right now just wanted a new card to mess with.
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post #8 of 33
keep it... there's no real big difference - at most 15-20% or so
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post #9 of 33
Step up is never worth it.
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post #10 of 33
Well I can't say much since I stepped up from a 8600GT knowing that's a HUGE difference. All depending on how much time you have left on your step-up, and if it's long enough to the point the GTX series is release then go for it. But if it's ending soon, even though it's not a huge jump to the 9800GTX, I'd still go for it just to mess around with it.
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