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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS

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January 3, 2007 4:13:28 AM

Hey guys. I'm seriously considering getting this card but I have a few questions. Here are my system specs:

AMD X2 4200 Dual Core CPU (Manchester)
ASUS A8N32SLI Deluxe
PIXELVIEW GeForce 7800GT (x2)(Reference Speed)
OCZ 2GB DDR Platinum RAM (2-3-2-5)(4x512)(Dual Channel)
AKASA EVO 120 CPU Cooler
THERMALTAKE Tsunami Case (Black)
LOGITECH MX518 Mouse
LOGITECH Media Elite Keyboard
SONY SDM-X95K LCD (1280x1024 Native Resolution)(60 Hertz Max Refresh)(8ms)
WESTERN DIGITAL 250GB SATA2 Hard Drive (WD2500JS)(8MB Cache)
CREATIVE X-fi Extreme Music Sound Card
KLIPSCH Promedia 4.1 Speaker System (v2-400 with CP-1 Control Pod)
HP DVD Writer (HP DVD740I)(DVD+R,-R 16X)(DVD+R DL 8x, -DL 4x)
PIONEER Slot Loading DVD-ROM
MAXTOR 300GB Hard Drive (x2)(16MB Cache)(Both in USB2 Enclosure)
THERMALTAKE 500 Watt PSU (TR2 Series)(W0093RU)
AKASA AllinOne 5.25 Multifunction Panel
2x Thermaltake 120mm Case Fan, 1 80mm Side Panel Fan

The first thing I'd like to know is how much of a performance increase will I see if I get the GTS. I normally play at 1280x1024 resolution which is the MAX my monitor supports...if it gets to choppy I play at 1024x768. I always play with the highest settings and when possible I turn on FSAA and AF (I disable them if I take too much of a performance hit). Second, I'm sure I have to replace the PSU so I'm thinking of getting the 700 Watt OCZ GameXstream. Is this a good choice for my rig?

Thanks in Advance
January 3, 2007 4:23:26 AM

Well let me say as a fellow Sony owner, haha Sony SDM HS94P god I love this monitor and soon to be dual Sony HS94P's :D  anyways to answer your question to be honest I would not buy the card.

I have a 7900GT and it works great but let me put it this way

If money is no issue, buy the card you will see a increase in fps, you will beable to run maxed out and I am not sure on the powersupply but if moneys not an option then buy a new one.

ok, the 2nd option, if money is tight, don't buy it, I personally would love to go out and buy an 8800GTS but I am going to wait, Nvidia is going to be a releasing a whole new world of Dx10 cards and 8800 series very soon and the 8800GTS will drop down in price and there will be a better selection of probably cheaper cards to

if from what I heard there will be a 8200GTS or something so personal opinoin, give it a few more months to wait and for the time that you wait, have some fun and overclock your current card.
January 3, 2007 6:41:08 PM

Hey stud, use the VGA charts.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html

The difference in performance between the 7800 GT SLI and the GTS is 63% in Prey at 1600x1200. In HL2 (same res) it's 42%. In Oblivion it's 67%.

I'd say it's worth it. Keep in mind though the test system is a X6800...
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