I have wanted to build a new computer for a long time. All i really do is play WoW, sometimes double or tripple box (which is slow since I am just using a Dell E1705 notebook with a 7900 GS graphics card).
So basically now I have eveyrthing I need. Power supply, going with the Gigabyte X38 mobo, Win Xp Pro 64 bit, 8GB Gskil ram, etc etc...
Here is my problem, i ordered some 8800Gt graphic cards which i know are good but its looking like it will be long time before i get them... and i wanna put this thing together now. I was reading that they are coming out with the 9xxx series around Feb 2008. I would like to play new games like Crysis and CoD4 but I can wait. Would it better for me just to get like a 8600GT now and then get the 9xxx series in a couple months?
I ordered a 8800GT which will get here whenever....... all i am missing is my motherboard which i will get next friday since somoene slashed my tires over the weekend and i had to get new ones. There went my money for the mobo. When i get the mobo... if my video card still is not here... i will just cancel the order. But i want to get -something- in the computer so i can actually use the power it has. Would a 8600GT or something along those lines be good? If my 8800GT is still on backorder...Keep in mind i do want to double box WoW with good frame rates.
I was looking on the VGA charts and it seemed like the 7900GS was much better then the 8600GT. Which i thought was wierd but maybe i will just wait for my 8800GT to get here since i am still looking at around 200 bucks or so for a good card. Dosent seem worth it to me considering how good the 8800GT is.
Agreed, the 3850 is only ~$170 (Compare that to a $300-400 8800GTS 320MB). It's not going to perform as well as the 8800GT, but right now the GT is, on average, $100 more PLUS you have to wait for it. If you're going to just upgrade to the 9xxx series, I suggest you go with cleaves suggestion and go with the 3850 instead. I seriously doubt you will notice any difference between the two in WoW.