Originally posted by 003
You would save even more money if you got a 6800GS instead of a GT, there $80 cheaper than the GT, preform just as well as and sometimes better than the GT in all tests, and you can unlock the extra 4 pipes.
You can't unlock those pipelines, I've looked into it....they aren't the same as say an X800 Pro VIVO or an X850 Pro where you can unlock them.
Now would be a terrible time for me to build from scratch. I plan on waiting another year because by then there will be Socket M2, and Unreal Engine 3 which will change the way we look at gaming.
A 6800GT currently will max every game you throw at it even with some AA and AF...and will continue to do so until Unreal Engine 3, which will probably be stuck at lowest settings on almost all of today's cards.
With this said, I have decided I will build new next fall, but for now, Im happy with my current system and a 6800GT. Just as long as I don't have to go back to that crappy X800 Pro.