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Old 04-30-2007, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800 gts, worth it?

Alright, so i'm about to cough up some money for a 8800 GTS 640 Super OC for 500$ CAN. Would this be a good time to buy right now, or will there be price drops/new line of cards soon?

Thanks for any advice.
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What size monitor do you have right now?

You may just be fine getting a 320 version stock.
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I currently have a 17"LCD
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woah no....for sure a 320 8800GTS is all you need.

Just get the cheapest 8800GTS 320 you can find and you can overclock it yourself.
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Hmm, well I have never overclocked something before and i'm not sure if I want to start trying on a new 8800.
For an 120$ difference from the 8800 GTS 320 stock card i'd rather pay that to have this card last a while. Wouldn't I use 640 MB's in the future sometime?
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Default Re: 8800 gts, worth it?

The 640 is the same exact thing as the 320 version, just more memory. The 640 will serve better, when playing on higher resolutions, like 1600x1200.
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Overclocking a video card is 100 times easier than a CPU and very safe...you can overclock ones yourself farther than what pre overclocked come.

Yes you would use 640 memory maybe in a year or two but by that time you will be wanting a new card anyway....17 inch isnt large enough to warrant the 640 model I think
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Well if you don't think i'm going to use 640 mb's then I don't wanna waste my money on it..

Aso, if I do buy the stock 320 do you know of any OC'ing tutorials I could use?
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You wont use the 640mb really...overclocking tutorial eh?

It's really as simple as opening up a program and moving a slider bar on the mhz speed and then hitting test...but yes we can help you...it's very simple.
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Oh, I thought i'd be fooling around in the bios, but yes if you could hook me up with information on what program I can use to overclock my card i'd appreciate it!

Also, thanks for the help.
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