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Is it worth the money to upgrade from a x1650pro to a 8800GT?

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November 16, 2007 4:20:13 AM

Currently I own a x1650pro. I plays most games alright, played Oblivion on high alright but with the new 8800GT cards out I just wonder if it's worth the upgrade.

I have no doubt that the 8800GT is a better card but is it worth the $600 odd dollars this will cost to get it to work.

I really don't have a problem dropping the money to get the card to work, Id just like to know if I'll see a big difference in my gaming.

Has anyone bumped up from a x1650pro (or anything similar) to a 8800GT?

Any help is appreciated. I am starting to have second thoughts to the who idea.
November 16, 2007 4:29:52 AM

$600? What do you mean by, "to get it to work" ??

If you can find them, the 8800GT is $230-300 each. They are not just a little better then the x1650, they are probably like 4x the power! SO YES! It would be a shocking update for you, especially if you try to play crysis on your current card, then on the GT... The difference is night and day.

The 3870 from ATI is another great option at this time for people looking to go high end without going broke. It is $220 though a bit weaker then a 8800GT... It can be overclocked to levels equal or above a stock 8800GT.
November 16, 2007 4:34:16 AM

I say around $600 cuz I'd need a new PSU which will be $150 (OCZ 700W) and I'd probably get a new case too for kicks.

But thanks, thats all I needed to know about how much better the card is. As good as the 1650pro was I can already see it getting dated.
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November 16, 2007 4:36:18 AM

What is your CPU model? Some might bottle neck the 8800GT.
November 16, 2007 4:38:10 AM

amd 64 x2 5200
November 16, 2007 4:56:47 AM

That should be sufficient to run the 8800GT
November 16, 2007 5:13:52 AM

Are you on CRACK?

The x1650pro got smacked down by the 7600gt. The 8800GT performs as well as the $500 8800gtx in all but the highest settings at the highest res (2500x1500 or whatever it is).

Put it this way, your card will play Crysis on low settings @ 800x600. The 8800gt will play smoothly on high setting @ 1280x1024. This card will max Call of Duty 4 while your card will be putting along at low settings @ 1024x768.

This $65 PSU is plenty for any non-SLi system

This case should be fine with 80mm front / 120mm rear. Or upgrade the fans for higher flow.

$600 is riduculous...for $50 more than that you could build a kick ass budget gaming system with an OC'ed e2160, 2gb DDR2-800, 250gb SATA, 8800GT, Corsair 450vx, the same case above...

You said new PSU and Case (for cooling?)...your running an AMD....are you running an HP or Dell? Best bet is to sell it and build the budget PC I pointed out above.

mrmez, you stunt?

I ride a 2005 gixxer 600 but I'm too much of a pussy to try to ride a wheelie or a stoppie. Have you laid down many (any) times?
November 16, 2007 5:16:56 AM

Hells yeah its worth it.
Depends if $600 is a little or a lot to you?
Let the benches do the talking.

Im waiting till feb (g92) before i consider ANOTHER upgrade :/ 
November 16, 2007 12:02:17 PM

This question is like asking is it worth ditching my rock for a .50 cal rifle?
November 16, 2007 12:29:43 PM


That was the best reply I have ever seen!!! Lots of LOL!
November 16, 2007 12:57:46 PM

No it's not worth it i think.
Unreal engine (GOW, UT3 , Bioshock etc) runs well on the 16xx cards and you have a desent dualcore so I think you can wait 6 months or so.
November 16, 2007 1:32:10 PM

Wait for another generation if you do mind the support of DX 10.1...
Otherwise sell the old card to your friend (for $50-60 maybe) and use
this extra fund for PSU and grab the 8800GT...nothing faster than that card on sub-$400 level in the meantime...