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Old December 24, 2008, 11:19 PM
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Well,
I have an 8800 gtx and I really dont know what to do with it because i am not really satisfied :D
Well I dont know if I should save up to buy another 8800 gtx and SLi it which would make me have to buy a whole new motherboard that is SLi enabled and a whole new power supply because my current one is 600 watts, or if I should save up and just buy a gtx 280 or 260 or something like that (will probs take me like a year to save up) (im only 13 :D) and I can possibly SLi. But by then some new stuff that totally tops the 280 and 260 off would be out and my 8800 gtx would be absolutely useless.
So a lil help here plz.
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Old December 24, 2008, 11:31 PM
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8800GTX is now old old old and belongs in a retirement home and you couldn't even sell it for that much.

Cards like the GTX260 216 and GTX280 eat it for breakfast.

But it also depends on screen resolution you run at and because of that the 8800GTX is still possibly a good card for you.
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Old December 24, 2008, 11:37 PM
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DAM, at 13 you should be glad, to have an 8800GTX, all I had at 13 was an abacus and a stick. Thats right... a stick.

I also had to walk to school everyday, uphill, both ways.

Being serious here, what monitor and resolution are we talking about? There is a good chance that even as old as the 8800GTX may be, that its plenty for what your running it on. If I did have to make a recommendation, I would say stick it out, save up the money, and buy whatever the high end GPU is at the time which you can afford.
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Old December 25, 2008, 12:06 AM
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LOL. Oh I game at a 24 inch monitor that is 1900x1200. and i just found out something really sad... this dude just told me that my case (antec 900) would have really bad heating problems with 8800gtx SLi'ed and i dont know now. I guess I will just buy like a gtx 280 er sumin or wutevah is out at the time and just not SLI and just throw my 8800 gtx in the trash can :P ahhh this sux
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Old December 25, 2008, 12:18 AM
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LOL. Oh I game at a 24 inch monitor that is 1900x1200. and i just found out something really sad... this dude just told me that my case (antec 900) would have really bad heating problems with 8800gtx SLi'ed and i dont know now. I guess I will just buy like a gtx 280 er sumin or wutevah is out at the time and just not SLI and just throw my 8800 gtx in the trash can :P ahhh this sux
Whoever told you that is an airhead. The airflow in the Antec 900 is plenty good for 8800GTX SLi, hell its plenty for CrossfireX 4870X2's I'd bet.

While I DO recommend a 280/260GTX over a 2nd 8800GTX in SLi, why would you just throw it in the trash? Sell it, and use the funds from its sale towards a new (260/280GTX) GPU. I'd recommend a 260GTX if you were to buy now, as a 280GTX would be over kill IMO. If you need to gather/save/work for the cash, than any recommendation made today would be a moot point.

I'll say it again, if you currently do not have the cash, by the time you have it/saved up, something better/cheaper may be out making any recommendation made today, moot, and outdated.
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Old December 25, 2008, 12:44 AM
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hmm. i see. thanks man. that brought the tears outt amy eyes! LOLOLOL>
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Old December 25, 2008, 05:56 AM
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8800GTX is now old old old and belongs in a retirement home and you couldn't even sell it for that much.

Cards like the GTX260 216 and GTX280 eat it for breakfast.

But it also depends on screen resolution you run at and because of that the 8800GTX is still possibly a good card for you.
Guess I should just throw my Tri Sli'd 8800GTX setup right in the garbage then eh? lol


Shayan

8800GTX is still a good powerful card. You'd notice a huge improvement if you got another & went SLI rather than blow a pile of money on a newer card. You can find them for $150-$180 still sometimes less. If I were you I'd go that way but seeing as you'd have to get another board then I don't know if it would really be worth it to you then right.
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Old December 25, 2008, 07:51 AM
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while the 8800gtx's are still a decent card, shayan said he'd have to get a new motherboard as well.. He'd need one with 2 pci-e 2.0 (thats what they all are now anyways) not some cheaper board.. Cheaper boards will see an improvement, but will be hindered by the less lanes
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Old December 25, 2008, 08:10 AM
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@Chilly. You Chinese? lol

@OP. Listen to what the others say. Sell it to your friends or on e-bay or RFD, and them use that along with your savings and purchase a 4870, 4870X2, or GTX260/GTX280. However, what's your system specs? If it's too old, then there's no point in getting a high end card?

And how much are you selling that 8800GTX for? =D
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Old December 25, 2008, 08:21 AM
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while the 8800gtx's are still a decent card, shayan said he'd have to get a new motherboard as well.. He'd need one with 2 pci-e 2.0 (thats what they all are now anyways) not some cheaper board.. Cheaper boards will see an improvement, but will be hindered by the less lanes
Who exactly are you talking to? lol
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