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Old 03-15-2007, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of getting an 8800GTS 320mb. Should I get it now? or will the price go down after the release of the other 8 series.



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If you have the money I would get one now as they are pretty cheap and I can't see them going down much even with the release of the new cards.

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Old 03-16-2007, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Considering the new line is going to be released with in a couple of months i would wait if you can.
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i don't think the price will go down much with the release of the other 8 series cards. i'm not basing this on much other than my opinion though. i say go for it and get the GTS now if you can afford it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I just struggled with this as my piece of crap Leadtek 6800GT just died on me. I needed to make a quick decision to get my computer up and running. I went with a 7900 GS from eVGA and so far so good. Delivers better performance than what I had in every category (which wasn't too bad till it died for no reason) and seems to have good support. I was tempted by the 8800 series, but I figure I'll upgrade more than my vid card when it comes time to dive into Vista (need to get new MB, dual-core, etc). And I'm happy to wait till they find out what's wrong with vista before I blow the cash.

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2 reasons to wait:

1. The new DX10 Cards are coming soon, so u will have more options.
2. Quarter 2 is coming soon (couple of weeks) which means some price drops.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you have the money spend it, but prices should go down a little in a little while. I wouldn't get a 320mb if you have a high resolution screen. Just a warning.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How is a 8800gts 320mb Superclocked on a 19" samsung.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It is unlikely that the GTS320 will go down much more then the $260 (after rebates) it costs now. I don't think it'll ever go down to under $240 or so because they will just stop making them. The 8600GTS is supposed to retail at $200-$250 so a little while after they come out, I wouldn't expect to see any 8800GTS's being sold. And yeah, if you have a high resolution screen (more then 12x10/14x9) you should get a 640mb unless you plan to upgrade pretty soon again.

So basically, I would say get it now.

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