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Is it worth to step-up from 8800gt to 9800gtx?

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April 21, 2008 10:47:23 PM

Hello
I have 41 days left on my step-up program.
It would cost me $31.61 to step-up to 9800gtx from 8800gt.
My question is:
Is it worth it?

I also have another choice:
I ended up with two 8800gt cards, but i don't have an sli board.
So i was also thinking to sell my Asus M2N-E and my second 5000+ Black Edition cpu (also ended up with two), and buy an sli board.

Here is another choice(as i am writing i'm coming up with more choices):
Sell one 8800gt, MN2-E, two 5000+ Black Edition cpu's, keep one 8800gt and buy a nicer board and a faster cpu.

One more:
Sell my one 8800gt and one 5000+ BE, don't bother with step-up and keep the money.

Need your opinion guys, maybe you'll come up with better choices too.

Thanks.
April 22, 2008 12:20:20 AM

Imo I would go for the 9800gtx, just seeing as if that's all it's going to cost you, i'm sure you would be losing money to goto say a g92 GTS, so why not go all out and get something with the latest driver support. I'm tempted to do the same with my 8800gtx as I don't play at high resolutions (22" lcd, 1680x1050) so I feel as if i'm wasting it. Not to mention the fact that it would only cost whatever the shipping costs as I paid $349.99 for my GTX.
April 22, 2008 12:32:54 AM

Sell the MN2-E, both the 5000+, and one of the 8800GT.

Get a C2D, something like e6750 or e8400. And a P35 motherboard.

If you have a good powersupply, step up to the 9800GTX.

*to get some extra $ step up to the 9800GTX with both 8800GT, and sell 1, it will be worth more than the 8800GT and will cover the $30 that was required to step up (worth more because it will be brand new, supposing you dont open it).
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April 22, 2008 8:46:17 PM

Unfortunately one of the cards i bought on ebay, so i can't step that one up.
I like the idea of selling it all and buying Intel to try it out.

Any other opinions?
April 22, 2008 11:00:20 PM

chum_alex said:
Unfortunately one of the cards i bought on ebay, so i can't step that one up.
I like the idea of selling it all and buying Intel to try it out.

Any other opinions?



Keep the 8800gt, sell the extra set, and keep the money. Don't bother with step up. You'll be disappointed with the performance gain of 9800gtx over 8800gt, guaranteed.

That 5000+ cpu isn't the best choice, but since you've already brought it and likely will have to sell for a loss, keep it. It's still powerful and a long way from being the bottleneck. Speed boost from a faster Intel processor won't really translate to higher in game fps at this point anyway. Save yourself the money.
April 23, 2008 9:47:47 PM

Thanks for the advice dagger. This seems like the smarter choice, spent enough money already and pretty happy with it.
Still thinking though about stepping up, since it's only 30 bucks.

Thanks all for your advices.
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