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Old 12-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600 GT to a 6800 GT is it worth it?

Thinking about going from a 6600 GT to a 6800 GT cause i still have a AGP slot and thinking i should upgrade for the new games then save all the rest for a new PC.

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Some Reccomendations why or why not would be really helpfull, thanks.
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i was going to post this question up later on 2day...but u beat me to it
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lol thats good i was just wondering if its worth the 250 some odd dollers for one ya know
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yea well i was thinking about it...but then i was like...why not just wait a while and upgrade my mobo and cpu...and just get a pci-e card

but my pc is a little older than yours
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I personally don't think it's worth it. The 6600GT is still a good card. AGP is being phased out and the 6800GT AGP is hard to find, and overpriced. If you went PCI-E, you could get a 7800GT for $299. I would wait and save some more money and get a new mobo and maybe processor so that way you can get a PCI-E card, which will last you a lot longer and you will pay less.
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I personally don't think it's worth it. The 6600GT is still a good card. AGP is being phased out and the 6800GT AGP is hard to find, and overpriced. If you went PCI-E, you could get a 7800GT for $299. I would wait and save some more money and get a new mobo and maybe processor so that way you can get a PCI-E card, which will last you a lot longer and you will pay less.
I agree. Get stuck with another agp....not good. Wait and do a complete upgrade.
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after searching through new egg i found a 478 pin pci-e board amazingly.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813170143

do you think its worth then doing this? Or should i just save up around 500$ n get a new proccessor Mobo and Video card?
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after searching through new egg i found a 478 pin pci-e board amazingly.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813170143

do you think its worth then doing this? Or should i just save up around 500$ n get a new proccessor Mobo and Video card?
Same thing. Dont do it. Then your stuck with a 478 board for a while. I would wait til you have some cash and do it right.
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I'd save up for all new equipment, Which is what im doing Unless you dont want to have to wait and what not. But I think it would be better in the end.
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I actually think your processor is fine. It definitely won't bottleneck your graphics card, unless you get a 7800GTX 512mb or an X1800XT, then it might bottleneck. I would just get the motherboard and a decent graphics card that will last you for a couple of years. If you plan on getting a whole new setup fairly soon, then you might want to hold off with the 6600GT you have now because it's still a good card. It's really up to you.
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