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Sell my sli 8800gts 320's? and Buy a 8800GT?

Total: 24 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Yes
  • 55 %
  • No
  • 45 %
October 30, 2007 2:58:54 PM

I have two 8800 gts (eVGA) 320 superclocked in SLI.
Should I sell them for one 8800 gt (and another in the near future?)
I checked eBay and can get about $250 for each or $500 for the two.

The 8800gt kicks arse but will my 8800gts's in sli be good for now? Or should I use their resale value?
I have a 19" monitor (Viewsonic-one dead pixel...so annoying!)

I need your advice please vote!
Thank you all!

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FYI my system is a core 2 e6750, and 4gb corsair ram (4-4-4-12), and x-fi extreme gamer fatility, and Seasonic S12 80+ 650W PSU, and ASUS Striker Extreme (rev 1205), Logitech Z5500, Logitech G5, Antec Full Tower, lots of fans.
October 30, 2007 5:20:09 PM

If you can get 500 thats enough to get 2 8800gt on newegg.
October 30, 2007 6:01:05 PM

I am thinking that probably $450, and I will invest another $50 of my own cash.

NCIX.com (canada) and NCIXUS.com (US) have the eVGA cards at under $250!
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 6:16:36 PM

dude dont be silly. you have a high end set up there. wait for the next gen geforce please.
October 30, 2007 6:37:45 PM

I agree with wh3resmycar you have a real good system,don't mess it up now . your not going to get much better with the 8800 gt in sli than the 8800gts in sli what 2 to 5 fps more it's not worht it.


the next biggest video card is just around the corner m8


do yourself a favor and let it pass on by
October 30, 2007 7:11:55 PM

You've seen how Crysis is slaying GPU's...you've seen how fantastic the new 8800gt...AND your 320's are about to plunge in resale value....SELL THEM YESTERDAY!

Holding on to a last years top-class model is always a no-no, especially in PC hardware like video cards that get updated fairly regularly.

Buy a single 8800gt (should be fine on your 19" monitor for now) and chill out...wait for the GTX replacement to come out and see if it's twice as powerfull as the current GTX (if it is, sell the 8800gt and get the new GTX instead of dual 8800gt's, leaving room for another GTX).
October 30, 2007 7:57:50 PM

Sell them quick, they're going to be discontinued soon!! Noya has it right, Crysis will own your GTS 320MBs, but 512MB of VRAM is recommended for that game. One 8800GT should be fine on your 19" monitor for now. Or you can wait a little and go for AMD/ATIs 3870 if that pwns the 8800GTX like I'm hoping it will 8-).
October 30, 2007 8:19:35 PM

What angers be is evgas own site has their cards higher than stores that are actually selling them. $270 for their base model on their site now.

ps. If you look at the benchmarks there is something extremely messed up with the 8800gt sli drivers. In some games sli actually decreases performance. I would wait till they smooth out the drivers.
October 30, 2007 8:24:21 PM

What angers me is that there is no card for me to step up to (just bought a 320 a little under a month ago, could no longer wait) besides the GTS 640 (which most times is slower than the GT) and the $500 GTX. I'm hoping that Nvidia is going to release an updated GTS 640 soon so I'm not stuck with this 320 when I move to a bigger monitor.

Hmm... maybe I can still return to Newegg and exchange for an O/Ced 8800GT... hmm...
October 30, 2007 8:24:53 PM

dont sell, you won't get any performance gain with the GT's at that low of a resolution, even if the GTS's have only 320MB of VRAM. Besides, two GTS's will own one GT in almost every game that the drivers dont become an issue. just wait till the geforce 9 series comes out, or 8900
October 30, 2007 8:29:47 PM

San Pedro said:
What angers me is that there is no card for me to step up to (just bought a 320 a little under a month ago, could no longer wait) besides the GTS 640 (which most times is slower than the GT) and the $500 GTX. I'm hoping that Nvidia is going to release an updated GTS 640 soon so I'm not stuck with this 320 when I move to a bigger monitor.

Hmm... maybe I can still return to Newegg and exchange for an O/Ced 8800GT... hmm...



What are you talking about, there is a card to stepup to. Stepping up from a 8800gts 320 for free with overnight shipping>? Its a fair trade that Im taking at this moment.
October 30, 2007 8:30:08 PM

Two 8800GTS in SLI is 640mb combined. That will run Crysis fine.... also, its going to be hella hard to get someone to buy two 8800GTS right now for a price that will either cover an 8800GT or two of them.

As to all this buying and selling, you know your just losing massive amounts of cash doing that. Wait for Crysis, dual 8800GTS cards should easily run as well as an 8800GT if not a little better. Dual 8800GTs would be flat out incredible, but thats $500 bucks.

To the 8800GTX replacement, word on the streets is that the 8800GTX is going to get the new processes and steppings of the 8800GT, and be called the 8900GT. The return of the x900's from Nvidia, woohoo for eventually running out of things to call this (there is no way in hell we will have a 10800GTX is there? No, they'll change it by then hopefully, otherwise it could get long-winded to say this).

I'm expecting the 8800GTX will see some massive price drops with the 8800GT hitting the market, with only 3% better performance I cannot see it remaining $250 more. Maybe the new $300 parts of the world will be a G80 called the 8800GXT.

I hope to god that the 8800GT falls to its MSRP of $230 soon, right now the cheapest ones are $250 at newegg. If the egg keeps delivering parts at above MSRP like this (Q6600 anyone?), I'm going to have to find a new website to shop at.
October 30, 2007 8:37:40 PM

Also, I just have to comment: whats the point of SLI for cards that are not already the highest end? I never understood that: two 8800GTS 320s at their normal price were $600, and barely outperform (if not outperform at all) an 8800GTX. Why? I'm not bashing your choice here, I'd just like to understand it.
October 30, 2007 8:50:04 PM

San Pedro said:
What angers me is that there is no card for me to step up to (just bought a 320 a little under a month ago, could no longer wait) besides the GTS 640 (which most times is slower than the GT) and the $500 GTX. I'm hoping that Nvidia is going to release an updated GTS 640 soon so I'm not stuck with this 320 when I move to a bigger monitor.

Hmm... maybe I can still return to Newegg and exchange for an O/Ced 8800GT... hmm...

You can still step up. You'll get an 8800GT and free shipping, and someone else on the forums got a $27 credit, so you might as well try it.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 8:54:32 PM

scryer_360 said:
Two 8800GTS in SLI is 640mb combined.
It doesn't work that way. It's still 320MB.

BTW, I agree one GTX would have been better. From what I have seen, 320MB GTS in SLI don't perform all that well. bad enough I ruled out ever buying a second.

October 30, 2007 9:14:58 PM

Fry's sells them at MSRP, but they sell out as fast as they get them.

For Newegg's price, you can have one shipped from the UK where the price is stable.
October 30, 2007 9:36:51 PM

What is the rule about GPU's?

Something about 3 steps in order to justify the upgrade?

You have a solid high end card. You are going to dump that card and buy ANOTHER high end card? For what, maybe a 10% improvement?

How about waiting until nVidia replaces the 8800GTX and then buy that replacement card?


PS: I own a 8800GTS 320mb. I bought it a month ago. I knew new cards were coming, and I still bought it. $ versus performance versus immediate availability.
October 30, 2007 10:26:08 PM

i'd sell right now, the resell value of GTS's going down soon.
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