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Upgrade from 7800GT Worth it?

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July 15, 2008 9:15:10 PM

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to know what everyone thought about upgrading my current system. I don't play a huge amount of games, but will possibly be starting again this year, and want to have a decent system to do so. I was looking at upgrading just video at this point; but wonder if going to a single ATI HD4870 will be worth it or not with my current setup (I think I have single 16x PCI-E 1.0, or 2 x PCI-E 8x).
The setup is as follows:

Power: OCZ GameXstream 700W-SLI Ready
CPU: AMD s939 4800+ (not overclocked yet)
Fan: Zalman CNPS9700
Motherboard: Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI (latest BIOS) s939
Video: PNY 256MB 7800GT
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi (basic version)
Optical: 2 x SATA LG DVD+/-RW DL 20x
HDD: 250GB Maxtor MaxLine III Sata3G
STORAGE: 2 x 300GB Maxtor Diamondmax 10 Sata-3G, seperate RAID PCI-E x 1 Controller
Case: Antec P182B (wired tightly)
RAM: 3GB (2 x 1GB, 2 x 512) PC3200 Kingston

I am very much debating just selling this system altogether (taking out the RAID controller + sound card), and building a brand new system when Nehalem comes out. This system is still doing just fine, but is it time for a new one altogether when Nehalem comes out?

Just wondering what everyone else thinks; any input is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,

dg6464

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July 15, 2008 9:32:20 PM

The PSU and HSF are still good, I'd keep them and slap a couple cheap ones on before I'd sell it.
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July 15, 2008 9:49:23 PM

If it's doing everything you want it to do, keep saving your money for the future upgrade.
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July 15, 2008 9:58:35 PM

dirtmountain said:
If it's doing everything you want it to do, keep saving your money for the future upgrade.


Agreed.
Don't buy a new GPU because you "might" play some games that your card "may" not play well.

You almost always get more for your money the longer you wait.
So wait on the GPU until you get a game you can't play on it.

Then decide on your next course of action.
July 16, 2008 5:19:24 AM

Sweet, thanks.

Yeah I will keep the PSU as well; I forgot to mention that... As well as the case because I love it. I will take the parts out and put in new components into the case / PSU combo, and possibly keep the HSF (not sure if I kept the S775 parts for it lol). Thanks!

Best Regards,

dg6464
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