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To get the 7800GT or to wait for the 7900GT

post #1 of 20
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I am a highschool kid, with limited funds... I am faced with the problem of snatching up a 7800GT for $240, or waiting for the 32 pipeline 7900GT. The only thing is, I can't afford the 7900GT if it cost much over $300....

What should I do?
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post #2 of 20
If it's any indication the 7800 GTX 512 is running over 700 bucks right now and your lucky to get one at that price, the 7900 will most likely be over 500-600 USD. 7800 gt sounds like a steal.
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i'm guessing that the 7900GT will cost more than $300 easy. I'd go with the 7800GT for now, then later on you can always SLi them and pwn everything.
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post #4 of 20
check out the news at inquirer today, the 7900GTX is purpotedly going to start at just above 450USD which means the 7900GT will start at around 300USD. so i say wait.
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post #5 of 20
Nah, just go for the 7800GT, and SLI it once you get the money for a new card. Like the other posters have said, the 7900GT will probabally cost more than $300.
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post #6 of 20
I say wait. The 7900s are supposed to be starting out much lower than the 7800s did, and will give a major, major performance boost. The 7900GT will probably cost between $290 and $330. I'd say it's worth it.
post #7 of 20
well it cant hurt to wait, either the 7900gt will be 300 or the 7800gt will be even cheaper. i do doubt the 7900gt will start at 300 though. seems at least 380 or so.
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post #8 of 20
wait till the 7900GT comes out, because the 7800gt will be lower price and you see how much power and how mucb etter it is too the 7800gt.....
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post #9 of 20
There wont be anymore 7800GT's in stock anymore, they're cutting off G70 production. So what's left if left and they'll go quick at the price they are at and the 7900GT will most likely be $400-$450, since it's really going to be a GTX but have a different name, by the numbers they're saying

Manufacturer price will always be lower than retail, they said the GTX prices were dropping to $300-$325, I haven't seen a GTX for that cheap.

The Third-Party suppliers will get them for $400-$450 but then in the end they'll be around $600-$650 (depending on clock versions). The 7800GTX sold at that price at it's debut, so I'm pretty sure it'll be there agian since the demand is probably higher for the 7900 than the 7800. Keep in mind that when the 7800GTX dropped it was hard to find and was sold out everywhere. No reason to cut off profits if you know it's going to sell

Get a 7800GT while you still can, and save up for a DX10 card later.
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post #10 of 20
if your limit is 300, then don't bother with the 7900GT.

the 7800GT is a good deal.
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