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Old 07-21-2006, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know an aprox. time the g80 is supposed to come out and an aprox. price range? I have a new build and may not buy a gfx card at all if the g80 is coming out soon and is affordable.
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Well, the G80 will probably be called the 8800GT, and I'd guess it'll be out this fall, maybe winter. Expect to pay $300-$400.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is it worth the wait. should i just buy a 7900gt? i don't NEED a gfx card do i? the sytem will run without one right? just if i wanted to play games right? my first build i'm not quite sure.
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You need a motherboard with onboard video to not use a video card.
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aw man...im waiting on the g80s for my new build too
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is it worth the wait. should i just buy a 7900gt? i don't NEED a gfx card do i? the sytem will run without one right? just if i wanted to play games right? my first build i'm not quite sure.
if u dont have onboard video (integrated), then how the **** will u see anything on the monitor........well i guess u wouldnt really need one if u memorized all buttons to be pressed so that u can do it without seeing it, but i doubt that. you will need a video card, if ur not playing games, buy a cheap one, like a 6600GT or x1600 xt
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ya. just buy the cheapest gfx card you can find. Tha is if you dont intend on gaming on it untill winter. LOL that would be fun.

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You could get some old video card for like $1
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Get a 7900GT from EVGA. They have a program where you can send it back to them for a graphics card of the same price. That's what I'm doing, as long as they let me pay the difference in price.
EDIT: Only within 90 days, and it has to be in good condition with all original stuff.
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