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Old 05-13-2006, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I keep holding onto my 6600GT until school is over THEN buy the 7900GT? Will it go down in price or stay the same? I can order a new eVGA 7900GT CO for about 380 CDN after tax/shipping this week, but I don't know if I want to rush this right now, I'm just worried this will either go up in price or totally leave the market, I'd always wanted a 7800GTX and as I understand it the 7900GT is alot better then it, well not alot better, but marginally better.

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Old 05-13-2006, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, go for it. The price is not going to go down any time soon. Although your card is great. I have a 6600(not GT) and FEAR looks great. But if you have the money, I would go for the 7900 so you can get the best out of every game you have.

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Old 05-13-2006, 02:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well thats given, I'm asking if its worth spending the money especially since there is about a month and a half of school left, I don't want to buy a $400 card and have it sit in my case while I surf the internet and make word documents for two months and then realize the 7900GT is down 20 bucks or whatever.

The 6600GT is still a solid performer.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok then dont buy it. I would since you're about to get FEAR. I have seen it in full settings and it blows our 6600s away.
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I would wait if I were you.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah i'd wait, since the G80s are coming out the 7900GT's price is bound to drop by a significant amount.
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Any ETA for the G80's?
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ya, i read it was june as well.. but i think thats full of crap.. i know dang well they're probably gonna push it back... i mean, its getting so close to june and still almost no official release of anything...

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