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7600GT to 8800GTS (Worthy Upgrade?)

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July 4, 2007 10:09:58 AM

Help please, i wanna up grade my rig, i want to upgrade my graphics card but could do with some advice on whether to or not? :oops: 
i have an XFX 7600GT XXX with Zalman VF900 cooler & can get £50 & BFG 6800GS for it,
i was debating whether to get a BFG 320mb 8800GTS OC (550mhz) £185,
what do you experts think?



Athlon X2 4600+
Zalman 9500 AM2
Asus M2N-E (nforce 570)
XFX 7600GT XXX ed
2gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800
Thermaltake Tsunami
Tagan easycon 430
July 4, 2007 10:13:33 AM

well seeing as you now know ur psu would be enough from you other post :p 

a 8800 would be a pretty big leap in performance from your current card.

all depends on what games u play, what res you play at, and how much your willing to spend.
July 4, 2007 10:17:39 AM

Games wise i mainly play FPS & driving games (1280x1024)
do you think i should cut my loses with 7600GT for £50 & 6800GS & spend £135 on a 8800GTS?


Athlon X2 4600+
Zalman 9500 AM2
Asus M2N-E (nforce 570)
XFX 7600GT XXX ed
2gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800
Thermaltake Tsunami
Tagan easycon 430
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July 4, 2007 10:34:48 AM

Youre running very close to the ability of your power supply to give you enuff juice. It has 20 amps on the 12 volt rails, but only 26 amps for both rails combined. Could be a problem. As to the card, its waaaaaaaay better than your current card, and you will be quite pleased by it. But, like I said, your psu barely makes it, if at all
July 4, 2007 8:05:13 PM

Anyone else think its a worthy upgrade or that my PSU is not up to the job?
July 4, 2007 11:25:28 PM

I too am considering upgrading to a 8800 320, but I'm going to wait untill we see some proper DX10 benchmarks (Crysis, UT3 etc) untill i upgrade. Hopefully by that time there will be some new cards out will better performance fro the same price.

AS for your PSU, it looks like you should be getting a new one.
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2007 1:16:04 AM

For what you want to play I'd say the GF8800GTS would be a great boost, it's great for FPS, and driving games it improves on what were realistically GF7 weak points.

I would say the GTs-320 is a good deal, probably won't go down in price too much over the next few months, and while waiting may offer some better choices much later (initially at a higher price) I think getting the GTs-320 now gives you lots of summer fun to enjoy.
July 5, 2007 3:00:42 AM

dunno what monitors your talking about but my old 19" crt (1600x1200) would do 85 at that res and would do 125 at 1024x1280
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July 5, 2007 1:23:51 PM

Nice! I'm talking about LCD monitors. My old monitor was just like yours, and I kind of miss it. :cry: 

The new one is LCD, it only refreshes at 60 Hz. I think there are better ones out there but I just didn't have the money for one of those.
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