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Old July 13, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Default What will be the golden month for the next upgrade cycle?

Is it september?

I'm looking to replace my entire computer and get a full next-gen upgrade.. mobo, cpu, ram, video card, psu, whole shebang

It looks like in September the next gen ATI cards are coming out as well as P55 and... maybe something from AMD as well?

Do you guys think AMD mobo/cpu platform might be a good gamer system or will the I7 still be reigning king?
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Old July 13, 2009, 12:20 PM
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No idea on the AMD, but GPU may not be till 1st Q '10 GTX 3xx Series. Looking at your Sig a simple CPU upgrade and a 260 / 275 / 285 would be like n day.
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Old July 13, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Well my dual 8800GT's are basically a 275.. well equal to a GTX280 on anything but 25xx resolution ... unless I wanted to run lots of AA which I don't.. and plus my dual 8800GT's are still plenty for most games today.. likewise, there's no simple CPU upgrade that would give me any benefit.. at 1680x1050 and higher, a 3.6ghz dualcore is plenty and I"d maybe see a 1 or 2fps increase if I got a 4ghz Q9650 .. which would be a giant waste of money

And yeah I know the nvidia won't be out until Q1 2010 but I'm done with nvidia and all their rebranding games they try to pull on people, so I'm going ATI this time around
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Well my dual 8800GT's are basically a 275.. well equal to a GTX280 on anything but 25xx resolution ... unless I wanted to run lots of AA which I don't.. and plus my dual 8800GT's are still plenty for most games today.. likewise, there's no simple CPU upgrade that would give me any benefit.. at 1680x1050 and higher, a 3.6ghz dualcore is plenty and I"d maybe see a 1 or 2fps increase if I got a 4ghz Q9650 .. which would be a giant waste of money

And yeah I know the nvidia won't be out until Q1 2010 but I'm done with nvidia and all their rebranding games they try to pull on people, so I'm going ATI this time around
Damn...obviously I DON't know what I'm talking about...thanks for clearing that up for me!
2 x 8800GT = 280 ???
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Old July 13, 2009, 01:14 PM
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Damn...obviously I DON't know what I'm talking about...thanks for clearing that up for me!
2 x 8800GT = 280 ???
Geez if that's true I'd jump on that in a second! I highly doubt it though.
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Old July 13, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Damn...obviously I DON't know what I'm talking about...thanks for clearing that up for me!
2 x 8800GT = 280 ???


Geez if that's true I'd jump on that in a second!
Yeah no idea why I got rid of my 8800GTX .....hope you're still enjoying it Jay!!
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Dual 8800GTs do NOT = a GTX 280, their closer to a GTX 260... 9800GTX SLI is closer to GTX 280 and even then its pretty close.
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I think its August when everyone is trying to get rid of their inventory. Thats when i brought my computer. $80 for the 9600GT last year. WINSAUCE!!!
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I think its August when everyone is trying to get rid of their inventory.
Traditionally that seems about right, with new goodies out in Oct / Nov....we'll see....
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Yeah no idea why I got rid of my 8800GTX .....hope you're still enjoying it Jay!!
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