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Someone help me with next upgrade please!

Poll Results: Which upgrade should I get?

 
  • 7% (4)
    CoolIt Freezone Elite CPU Cooler (Stylish Peltier Cooling!)
  • 19% (10)
    GTX 280 (involves selling my current 8800GT)
  • 41% (21)
    Another 8800GT (Don't think it scales well @ 24")
  • 7% (4)
    45nm Quad-Core (Depends if I can get 4.0ghz on Q6600)
  • 23% (12)
    Something else (Name it!)
51 Total Votes  
post #1 of 76
Thread Starter 
Hi.

I have a question to ask.
For my next rig upgrade should I get;
A. CoolIt Freezone Elite CPU Cooler (Peltier Cooling!)
B. GTX 280 (involves selling me current 8800GT)
C. Another 8800GT (I heard it doesn't scale well on 1680x1050)
D. 45nm Quad-Core (Better overclocking... 4Ghz!)
E. Something else (Please name it)!


Oh, and keep in mind that my priorities are silence, upgradability (yes, I know that at one point I won't be able to upgrade any further) and performance. In that order.
For the time being, don't worry about cost, just which one is best for my priorities.

THANKS!

*If someone can find a better place to put this thread, tell me!
Edited by Danylu - 6/21/08 at 4:18pm
    
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post #2 of 76
If you have a Q6600 now then I say go for option C.

~B~
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post #3 of 76
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Originally Posted by BlankThis View Post
If you have a Q6600 now then I say go for option C.

~B~
You think so? One of my preferences was upgradability. And I've heard GTX280 will OWN everything right now... Let me get a poll on this. 1 sec.
    
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post #4 of 76
8800GT. The majority of the performance of the GTX280 when SLIed but WAY less... especially now that the price is dropping. (says so in the AnandTech review)

Save your $$$$ for when you need it.
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post #5 of 76
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
8800GT. The majority of the performance of the GTX280 when SLIed but WAY less... especially now that the price is dropping. (says so in the AnandTech review)

Save your $$$$ for when you need it.
Ok cool thanks. The GTX280 costs $800 at in Australia
    
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post #6 of 76
I'd sell ur 8800gt and get a 4870
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Originally Posted by Metalica732 View Post
I'd sell ur 8800gt and get a 4870
I second that idea.
post #8 of 76
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Originally Posted by Metalica732 View Post
I'd sell ur 8800gt and get a 4870
Thus making me unable to have Sli? Are two 8800GTs still better or is the GTX 280 going to take the lead? Don't worry about price, I just want to know which is better!
    
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post #9 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Thus making me unable to have Sli? Are two 8800GTs still better or is the GTX 280 going to take the lead? Don't worry about price, I just want to know which is better!
Two 4850s are neck and neck with the GTX 280. With new drivers, they may beat it out right. The 88GTs don't touch the GTX 280 though. Sell your 780i and get an X38, it'll overclock your quad farther.

2*4850>GTX 280>2*88GT>4850>88GT
post #10 of 76
I would get another 8800 GT to go SLI. I got a second one and it improved my scores by alot.
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