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Does It worth to buy a 8800gtx from a 8800gts 320mb?

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October 13, 2007 7:48:53 PM

Hello right now I have a core 2 duo e 6750.
2gb ram pc6400. crucial
EVGA 8800gts supercloked
western digital caviar SE 250gb and a segate 160gb.
thermalright ultra 120 extreme
and an old case that really sucks.

Besides of the temperature of the case and if its ugly or not I dont care.

But does it worth to upgrade the GPU or the case instead.

really apreciate your help with that if you think that I need to upgrade other componets let me know please.
October 13, 2007 7:58:49 PM

What resolution do you play at?
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 13, 2007 9:04:12 PM

Just wondering why you are considering it,do you have problems playing certain games?
You have a super clocked GTS320 so its hard to see where you may be having a problem if you are just trying to"future proof" yourself then dont bother it really isnt worth it. The GTX with the exception of super clocked editions of the 640 which is only an issue at high res or insane texture levels and maybee the 2900XT is the best card you can get the only saving grace you have is the use of the EVGA step up program,depends how long you have left but i would wait if pos untill the new cards come out,on spec they will be not as good but they may have advantages.
I did ask in a thread earlier if you could step up to the new cards when they came out as it seems strange to "step up" to a lesser card?
Mactronix
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October 13, 2007 9:17:59 PM

mactronix said:

I did ask in a thread earlier if you could step up to the new cards when they came out as it seems strange to "step up" to a lesser card?
Mactronix

I was wandering the same thing O.o

Keep your GTS if you are under 1440 resolution and under, get a GTX if higher. (NOT because of the vram, vram makes little difference, 320mb spills into virtual ram anyway) The GTX will cope at higher resolutions because of its processors power. But as for any 720 monitor, keep the gts.
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 13, 2007 9:31:49 PM

Well i just looked up the EVGA step up program and this copied directly from it seems to sugest that you can only upgrade to a more expensive product.
Q: How does the Step-Up™ Program work?
A: Anytime within the first 90 days after your original date of purchase you can step up your video card to a new card graphics card from our website at http://evga.com/products/ of greater value.

I would be appaled if a lesser performing card ended up costing more so it seems that through no fault of there own or EVGA's for that matter people who purchased based on the rumours that the next card would be the G92 that was doing the rounds have been screwed over by the assumption that Nvidea would make a better card. :cry: 
Mactronix

October 14, 2007 1:57:03 AM

Thank you very much for your answers.

Actually I play on a Sony bravia 32-S3000 thats and HDTV 1366x768 so I dont need to upgrade my GPU even to play Cryisis?

Even at resolution Of 1440x900 I dont have to upgrade My gpu? I better wait for a new video card commig out maybe 9800gtx what ever comes out, if no for that time the 8800gtx is going to be cheaper right?
October 14, 2007 3:05:06 AM

Noya said:
Get a new case, even a cheapie like this with 2x120mm will be fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Let me guess...wrong thread?..lol

We all make mistakes...no worries..^_^


Regarding the graphics card choice. Just hold onto the 320 GTS...you may as well save your cash and just wait for the next high end down the line. You still got a great card...
October 14, 2007 3:22:23 AM

Agree,

Wait.
October 14, 2007 3:38:21 AM

Unless your step-up works a month from now, when the revised 8800GTS 640 comes out.
October 14, 2007 7:26:32 AM

I'd stick with the GTS and wait for the next gen.
October 14, 2007 10:15:25 AM

Kamrooz said:
Let me guess...wrong thread?..lol

We all make mistakes...no worries..^_^


Regarding the graphics card choice. Just hold onto the 320 GTS...you may as well save your cash and just wait for the next high end down the line. You still got a great card...


Read his first post, he said he has an old case.


Wait until the crysis demo comes out, to see if you can play how you want. Nobody knows wether the low vram will make a difference, it shouldn't. Get a nice new case :) 
October 14, 2007 1:36:07 PM

Yeah, at this point I'd just keep the 320MB. Unless you could sell it easily and get the GTX.

From now on (regretting myself not going GTX) I plan on getting as beefy a videocard as possible as upgrading a computer isn't EVERY year anymore like in the late '90s and game development is geared towards the consoles.

The videocard does make you a much better player in FPS games. I used to be a mediocre player because I ALWAYS had a low-end card. With the 8800GTS 640 in UT3 all you hear is "headshot headshot headshot HEADHUNTER" because when the game is silky smooth it makes it alot easier.

So, if everyone is stuck waiting to upgrade when the consoles start "breaking new ground" it may be a LONG time until the PS4 and xBox "720" are out, you might as well get a heavy hitting card and enjoy it as the cost-per-year of use goes WAY down.

I had a buddy in the late 90's who ALWAYS budgeted for a NEW system every year with a new videocard every 6 months. But then again, games were easy to come by from friends, so I don't think he paid 60$ for a game EVER.

The consoles, and the quality of games we are now at, things are becoming a better investment.

I went GTS expecting a WHOLE new system with PCI-2.0, but gauging how console-centric everything is my Opty 165 is going to be with me for quite a while. Also note that Vista is a flop, so the pressure to upgrade is much less.

Anyway, I personally don't mind buying videocards anymore. I played some FPS with a gamepad when a friend got the xBox 360, and all these PC expenses are worth it. With WASD and a Mouse, you have more of a "feeling" that you are there that I don't get with a controller, but that is just me.

So my point is if you WANT a GTX, even if you have to stick the 320 in the closet and "lose" the money on it, you will be using the GTX probably until the PS4 is out, which is a long time.

Don't feel bad Bro, women throw new shoes away because they "don't like them anymore"...
October 14, 2007 4:26:01 PM

Glad I found this thread, I find myself in the same situation. Just built this system last month (check my config) and am head over heals in love with it. I have until December 6 to utilize my eVGA step-up and am considering dumpin the extra $200 for the GTX mostly for the sake of Crysis and UT3.

I haven't run into any issues thus far, I have been running UT3 Demo at high rez (1920x1200) with all the settings maxed, but if the rumors are to be believed then then demo is using downgraded texture quality and the complete version will push my GTS's 320mb over the edge.

So, balls out or no?
October 14, 2007 4:45:41 PM

After looking at the benchmarks from the 8800 gt maybe you should ask for some money back? ;) 

Well I went from a GTS 640 to a GTX back last december.
October 14, 2007 4:52:26 PM

bruce555 said:
After looking at the benchmarks from the 8800 gt maybe you should ask for some money back? ;) 


Tell me about it! I swear, sometimes I feel like there is just no winning in this game of hardware. I think I am going to go bald from all this head scratchin.
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