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Any 8800GTX Price Drops cause of R600?

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May 14, 2007 6:26:13 PM

Okay, so i'm getting all ready to build my PC. I'm guessing i'm gonna go with the GTX after all the waiting of the R600..

Just wondering if the price of the GTX will drop anytime soon within a few days or something, or are the price drops just gonna be for the GTS?

Also, i was thinking of going for the KO3 edition of whatver, is it worth the cooling? or is it better to get that Thermalright/take or whatever it is Part that you can attatch to the GTX and does that make it more cool? or can you add both or something?
May 14, 2007 6:40:27 PM

Probably no price drop on the GTX. New 2900XT is not a competitor though the GTS may drop a little.
May 14, 2007 6:55:41 PM

if the 8800 GTS prices will drop, when can be expected those drops?

actually I was going to buy the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB, but it has increased its price :cry:  , it was before at 280 and now it's 300. thank god that the dollar is reaching historical low levels (2000 pesos for dollar) compared with the colombian peso :) 

*sorry for my english*
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May 14, 2007 6:56:09 PM

How about the

"EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTX KO ACS3 PCI-E 626MHZ 768MB 2.0GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card"

Is it worth the money then a regular one, i mean does it cool a few degrees? Also, if I got the KO ACS3, would I be able to attatch the Thermalright HR-03-PLUS (8800 GTX) VGA Cooler to it, or should I get a Regular GTX and just add that cooler onto it? Just asking it here rather then making a new Topic with all the other 8800's vs R600 lol
May 14, 2007 6:57:16 PM

In EVGA terms:
ACS3 means it already has an upgraded cooler.
KO means its vendor overclocked so that you don't really have to overclock it.
May 14, 2007 7:08:10 PM

Quote:
In EVGA terms:
ACS3 means it already has an upgraded cooler.
KO means its vendor overclocked so that you don't really have to overclock it.


oo so i wouldn't have to get a Thermalright HR-03-PLUS? well is it worth the extra $$$?

Seems better then getting an Ultra and cheaper also lol
May 14, 2007 7:17:43 PM

Hey Trunks!
If you can afford that monster, get it as soon as possible!
ACS3+KO= happy you!
It has an advanced cooling plus it overclocked like hell!
And don't count on price drop as the HD2900XT is no match for the 8800 GTX/Ultra!
It worths every $.
ACS3 Rocks!
May 14, 2007 7:29:20 PM

Alright, so is it safe to say I can order my Computer now with that video card? lol i'm gonna post what im gonna get here i guess before I post in the homebuilt:

EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTX KO ACS3 PCI-E 626MHZ 768MB 2.0GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

Evga Nforce 680I Sli LGA775 Conroe Atx DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan 1394 Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive [i might get the 500 since its gone down in price, but im gonna buy 2 and put them in RAID-0]

Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI OEM

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core Processor Kentsfield LGA775 2.66GZ 1066FSB 8MB TRAY/OEM No HSF


Thermalright IFX-14 Heatpipe CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA775/AM2 *Fan Not Included* [I think this is the Extreme one, is it?]

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM Cooling Fan 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM FDB [I think i need to get a second fan for the Extreme CPU heatsink i think its either another 120 or i think you have to use an 80 or a 140 i cant rememeber]

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

OCZ GameXStream 700W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

LG GSA-H22L DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 8X Lightscribe DVD Writer IDE 2MB Black OEM W/ SW

Thermaltake VA8003BWS Black ATX Tower Case 10X5.25 2X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS 25CM Fan Window

Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X2048-6400C4D 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Memory Kit

NCIX for $50 will put it together and test it also ^_^
May 14, 2007 7:33:21 PM

That system Rocks!
That system seriously need something...What?
ME! :tongue: 8)
May 14, 2007 9:53:58 PM

Dont get the overclocked 8800 GTX. Its a waste of money like every other overclock card.

Get the HR-03 Plus. Its the greatest GPU cooler on earth.
May 14, 2007 10:32:26 PM

Track is right, the ac3ko whatever version is a waste of money. You can overclock a regular GTX to be just as fast in about 2 minutes. So you're only paying $100 extra to have them punch some holes in the plastic shroud for you. Though, I guess if you are going to dump all that cash on a processor that will cost $500 by the time most software can make use of it, you might as well get it. As for your hard drive: :? Why get all that badass gear and stick it with that? Thats like taking a highly tuned massively turbocharged 4 cylinder v-tec civic engine and sticking it in a 1983 ford pickup. Get two raptor 150's for your raid 0 array and get a 500gb drive for your storage.
May 14, 2007 10:44:07 PM

I bet price will drop in about september when most of DX10 will be out. Why buy a card now, there no DX10 game now.
May 15, 2007 3:03:37 AM

Quote:
Track is right, the ac3ko whatever version is a waste of money. You can overclock a regular GTX to be just as fast in about 2 minutes. So you're only paying $100 extra to have them punch some holes in the plastic shroud for you. Though, I guess if you are going to dump all that cash on a processor that will cost $500 by the time most software can make use of it, you might as well get it. As for your hard drive: :? Why get all that badass gear and stick it with that? Thats like taking a highly tuned massively turbocharged 4 cylinder v-tec civic engine and sticking it in a 1983 ford pickup. Get two raptor 150's for your raid 0 array and get a 500gb drive for your storage.


So I should get a E6700, then use the money saved from that and get 2 Raptors 150 and get a 500 for storage? or would it be better to just get that QX6700 or a X6800?
May 15, 2007 4:39:45 AM

Quote:
Track is right, the ac3ko whatever version is a waste of money. You can overclock a regular GTX to be just as fast in about 2 minutes. So you're only paying $100 extra to have them punch some holes in the plastic shroud for you. Though, I guess if you are going to dump all that cash on a processor that will cost $500 by the time most software can make use of it, you might as well get it. As for your hard drive: :? Why get all that badass gear and stick it with that? Thats like taking a highly tuned massively turbocharged 4 cylinder v-tec civic engine and sticking it in a 1983 ford pickup. Get two raptor 150's for your raid 0 array and get a 500gb drive for your storage.


So I should get a E6700, then use the money saved from that and get 2 Raptors 150 and get a 500 for storage? or would it be better to just get that QX6700 or a X6800?

Buy an E6600 for 200$
Use the other 800$ for a second 8800 GTX.

Stupid rich ppl make me so angry!
May 15, 2007 4:39:46 AM

Don't get me wrong, the QX6700 is a great processor, and it's better than the X6800 but if you're worried about saving a few bucks on the vid card, it might not be the best choice. Personally, I would go for the E6600 for ~$230 and use the cash for something else. The QX6700 is very expensive at ~$950 and not many programs can even make use of all 4 cores. By the time quad core becomes mainstream and most software is multithreaded the new Penryn cores will be out and the QX6700 will most likely see a steep drop in price. If you must have a quad core right now, the Q6600 is a great alternative at just over half the price. And yes, 2x raptors in raid 0 will outperform 2x 7200 rpm drives; I just can't reccomend the core 2 extreme processors unless you need to impress your friends with 3dmark scores or something.
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