Hi, I work at CompUSA and I am currently torn between a 9800 Pro for $180 (on sale) or a BFG 6600GT pre-OC'd or a PNY 6600GT non-OC'd, both of which are $203. I'm wondering if I'm going to see a noticable enough difference in performance to make it worth my while to drop that kind of cash. Here's my current rig.
P4 Prescott 3.0GHz w/ HT 1 MB L2 Cache Not OC'd (yet :classic
ABIT VT7 Mobo w/ 800 MHz FSB
1 GB PC3200 Single-Channel
GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP 4x
500W Mad Dog SurePower PSU
8x4x16 DVD burner and 16x4x16 DVD burner
40GB 7200RPM Seagate ATA HD and 120GB 7200RPM Western Digital ATA HD
5.1 Optical Creative Sound
My 3DMark 2001 score was around 7400. It would be really easy for me to OC my mobo and/or processor given ABIT's easy OC system.
However, my question is, am I going to see a significant enough performance boost (OC'd or not) to make it worth my shellin' out 200 bucks? Thanks in advance. Brian