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Bang for buck (pound ;)) upgrade, what to do?

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February 27, 2008 8:14:17 PM

Right, I'm pretty much decided on a 24" monitor and I want to upgrade my PC a little.
As you can see from my sig it isn't bad, I just want to change a few bits and pieces :) 
I was tempted to go with a 790FX board and my 6000+ for the meantime (i.e. until a Phenom I want is released) and pair it with a couple of 3870X2's.
I was just thinking, perhaps another 8800GTX would be better bang for the buck, so I can wait out and see what Nvidia and ATi release graphics wise and what AMD release CPU wise.
I do like the look of the 3870X2's, I just can't help but think it would be wise to keep my current set-up and see what these (major) releases show!
A good plan, or not? :) 
February 27, 2008 8:21:48 PM

Leave it as it is... Im guessing your gaming performance is fine at the moment, any changes would cost a fortune for not alot more performance.

But, if you do decide to change graphics card, get in touch with me with a price for your card, as I'd love an 8800GTX to have a tinker with.
February 27, 2008 8:41:42 PM

dev1se said:
Leave it as it is... Im guessing your gaming performance is fine at the moment, any changes would cost a fortune for not alot more performance.

But, if you do decide to change graphics card, get in touch with me with a price for your card, as I'd love an 8800GTX to have a tinker with.

Will do chap :) 
I was wondering about what I was going to do with my GTX if I go with 3870X2's.
Perhaps you've just made up my mind ;) 
I'll have a think about it!
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February 27, 2008 8:46:54 PM

You have a very nice rig for current titles. I would leave it be for now. I just made the switch to an AM2+ 790fx MB and I love it. Wait for the new ATIs to release before you bother upgrading. None of the nvidia cards support dx10.1 and the 9 series does not support it either nor will it ever be able to as its a hardware thing rather then software. Unless you are going to buy an X2(sucky driver atm) then there is no card that will help you down the road atm that is worth the upgrade aside from the ATIs that have yet to release. That and SLI support is at an all time low and performs pretty bad on most pcie-2.0 in comparison to xfire.
February 27, 2008 8:52:09 PM

Save the money. don't upgrade. With the money you would have spent, in one year that money would keep you up to date. Right now, you should have no troubles with any current game. Troubles and I want an ungoddly frames per second are two different things. ;) 
February 27, 2008 8:52:27 PM

LukeBird said:
Will do chap :) 
I was wondering about what I was going to do with my GTX if I go with 3870X2's.
Perhaps you've just made up my mind ;) 
I'll have a think about it!


well i'll be on here often enough so make a mental note of my user name for futures sake.

Prices of 8800GTX's are as low as £230 inc. p&p currently so take that into consideration for both your upgrade or sales options.

February 27, 2008 8:53:45 PM

hairycat101 said:
Save the money. don't upgrade. With the money you would have spent, in one year that money would keep you up to date. Right now, you should have no troubles with any current game. Troubles and I want an ungoddly frames per second are two different things. ;) 


dont tell him that i want his GTX lol
February 28, 2008 6:57:09 AM

dev1se said:
well i'll be on here often enough so make a mental note of my user name for futures sake.

Prices of 8800GTX's are as low as £230 inc. p&p currently so take that into consideration for both your upgrade or sales options.

Oh right, I haven't seen them that low in the UK.
I'll have a think about it! :) 
February 28, 2008 6:58:55 AM

jerseygamer said:
You have a very nice rig for current titles. I would leave it be for now. I just made the switch to an AM2+ 790fx MB and I love it. Wait for the new ATIs to release before you bother upgrading. None of the nvidia cards support dx10.1 and the 9 series does not support it either nor will it ever be able to as its a hardware thing rather then software. Unless you are going to buy an X2(sucky driver atm) then there is no card that will help you down the road atm that is worth the upgrade aside from the ATIs that have yet to release. That and SLI support is at an all time low and performs pretty bad on most pcie-2.0 in comparison to xfire.

Thanks! :D 
I'm going to have a think about it, I may just use a 3870X2 in my current board and then see what happens before changing mobo/CPU/RAM.
That'll give me the opportunity to CF 3870's then when I change boards. :) 
!