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Old 12-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Gt < 512gts > Gtx

Well, I know the situation. 512GTS beats out the GTX by a small margin in low resolutions without AA.

GTX beats out 512GTS with high resolution and AA, by a lot more.

I've just ordered the 512GTS and it cost me $350.. now I see an opportunity for a second-hand GTX for $380!

Think I should sell my GTS and get that GTX instead?

I'm already saying yes, I just need some feedback.
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Default Re: 512GTS vs GTX

For 30 bucks more, I think I would get the GTX.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What brand GTS is it. If its an eVga i would just stick with it and go for the stepup in february to the new 9 series cards. I just got 2 GTS 512s and they're great cards. Plus it has crysis bundled with it that you can sell.
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But whatever, I'll put it up on Craigslist and it'll probably be gone soon, especially since it's new and sealed, and bundled with CoH.
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Sorry to have to bump this. Here's my situation now.

With tax, I spent almost $370 on the 8800GTS :\

I found someone interested in buying it for $350, so there a $20 loss there.

If I'm getting the $380, second-hand GTX, I'm essentially plunking down another $30, so the card is really going to be costing me $400 total.

With tax and shipping, the 8800GT is going to cost me $279.73... ~$280. So there's a difference of $90 from what I spent on the GTS, but selling it second hand, I lose $20, so it's really only a difference of $70. Plus, having to pay $10 shipping is also a loss because I could've had it shipped for free with my initial order.

Then again, the 8800GT I will be getting is in fact an EVGA brand, so I'd be getting the plus of the Step-Up program and a bundled Quake Wars (meh?)



So, I'm just looking for some feedback here. I have three options:

1) Sell GTS for $350. Lose $20. Add $30, get 8800GTX. Total $ difference, -$50.

2) Sell GTS for $350. Lose $20. Lose another $10 to shipping and $15 to taxes, get 8800GT for $280. Total $ difference, +$45

3) Just keep the GTS.


The most awesome thing would be if I could find someone to sell it to for $380 to cover all my losses. Actually, wait, it'd have to be $395, but still, $380 would be great. I'd much prefer downgrading to a GT than upgrading to a GTX.
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Default Re: 512GTS vs GTX

I personally would keep the GTS. No reason to downgrade to a 8800gt, and I don't think the GTX is worth the extra $50.
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What resolution will you be running?
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Keep GTS or get GTX....don't go backwards to GT

I may be looking for a 2nd hand GTX or Ultra...if the price is right.....myself.
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Default Re: 512GTS vs GTX

Just forget it and stick with the GTS.

The GTX has higher power consumption, higher noise, no warranty and it is also a risk buying second hand. The GTS is a really good card anyway that should serve you well.
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What resolution will you be running?
For the time being, 1280x1024, but I will upgrade to a 1650 x 1050 widescreen, probably on boxing day.
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