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Old 09-10-2007, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I wantto play newer games yadd aydd yadda.

I dont wann upgrade my psu at the moment.

I was looking at buying the eVGA 8600GT for 100 dollars, to give me a huge performance boost over my 6200

then in 3 months when the G92 is out, I can step up to either an 8800GTS or an 8700GT.

Does this sound like a good deal?

I dont wanna spend more than 100 dollars, and my pus is 400 watts with 16 amps.
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8600gt over 8600gt?

16A on 12V is a no no for higher level cards.
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If you have to ask....Also as peter said, i think you had a brain fart and listed the same video card twice.
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i suggest you get a $48 rosewill 550 watt watt, it has plenty of volts
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8600gt over 8600gt?

16A on 12V is a no no for higher level cards.
Lol sorry, I have a 6200 typed it wrong.

Also the 8600GT isnt that big of a card.

And I would upgrade my psu in 3 months with an 8800GTS.

Worth it?
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BY the way, this is the eVGA 8600GT I want.

Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N755-AR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Superclocked Video Card - Retail

Should I do it, I just played Crysis 800X600 (19" monitor lol) all low, and it sucked, but played smooth.

If I should do this, I will order tonight.
All help appreciated.

(plus that video card needs 300 watts with 18 amps on 12 volt, so its a better match for my psu)
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The card needs 18 amps minimum, 24 amps recommended. If you plug that in, the CPU won't get any power.
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The card needs 18 amps minimum, 24 amps recommended. If you plug that in, the CPU won't get any power.
SErious lol?

XFX said I could have plugged in a 8600GT and it would have wokred fine :/.

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So as I understand it:
-you currently have a 6200
-You are proposing upgrading to an 8600 GTS
-Once the G92 comes out, you further upgrade to an 8800GTS or the new G92 (which will be the 8700)

What is your thought process behind this last step? Is it because you think prices will drop when the G92 comes out? (not sure this is the case, the G92/8700 is, I believe, a mid range card).

So the points:
-do not expect much of an upgrade from 8600-8700 (I may be proved wrong here)
-do expect much of an upgrade to the 8800, but dont expect much of a price drop in that time
-do buy an eVGA 8600 because a) great support, b) great cards and most important for you:
c) step up programme, lets you upgrade your card for the difference in price between the two provided its within 90day and everything is as new.

EDIT: oh, yeah, the PSU, kill it, get a new one. Kill it good
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So as I understand it:
-you currently have a 6200
-You are proposing upgrading to an 8600 GTS
-Once the G92 comes out, you further upgrade to an 8800GTS or the new G92 (which will be the 8700)

What is your thought process behind this last step? Is it because you think prices will drop when the G92 comes out? (not sure this is the case, the G92/8700 is, I believe, a mid range card).

So the points:
-do not expect much of an upgrade from 8600-8700 (I may be proved wrong here)
-do expect much of an upgrade to the 8800, but dont expect much of a price drop in that time
-do buy an eVGA 8600 because a) great support, b) great cards and most important for you:
c) step up programme, lets you upgrade your card for the difference in price between the two provided its within 90day and everything is as new.

EDIT: oh, yeah, the PSU, kill it, get a new one. Kill it good
I dont care about the price, but I need something to fix my 6200 lagging my system.

If I buy the one in my second thid post, the superclocked, is 199 retail, and the 8800GTS for eVGA, adn the cheapest on newegg is 269.99.

115 (8600GT)+ 100(difference between 8600GT superclocked, and 8800GTS normal) =225 dollars, saving me 44 dollars in the long run.
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