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Iain
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2008-06-22T18:09:59Z

  So the time has finally come for new PC! I've got $300 now, and I only need $88 more! It's so cheap 'cause I've been working on this build for a while and such, and I already have a NICE case (By my standards at least, three 80mm fans for room for more?). Here are the specs...

 

MoBo:Gigabyte GA-M570SLI-DS4 nVidia nForce 750a SLI

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4600+

PSU: Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V  v2.01 500W Power Supply

RAM: G. Skill 2GB DD2 800Mhz

Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB 7200RP SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 

Optical Drive: Lite-On 20X DVD Burner

 

 

So as you can see, everything is set except for the GPU... I can't decide on what I'm getting! The 8800GTS with the G94 core for $120, or the 8800GS for $110? The price doesn't matter because of how similar they are, but I still can't choose...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Der Meister
2008-06-22T18:26:04Z
Super Dave
2008-06-22T18:43:48Z

Not so fast! Read HERE. Other fine comparisons available RIGHT HERE.

Savage Animal
2008-06-22T19:00:23Z

Dave's right the G92 core beats the older cards every time.

Crisis Causer
2008-06-23T00:14:53Z

I've never heard of an 8800GTS with the G94 core.  The G94 core is for the 9600GT, while the new 8800GTS uses the G92 core.  The 8800GTS 512mb (G92 core) is superior to the 8800GS.  No doubt about it.  But are you sure you know what card you are talking about?

Iain
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2008-06-23T09:37:43Z

I thought the older GTS's had the G94 core? What I mean by G94 is that it's the old, 'slower' version of the 8800GTS.

Crisis Causer
2008-06-23T11:09:54Z

That's the G80.  Hmm, different story now.  Are you compaing the 8800GTS 320mb vs the 8800GS 384mb?  That's a tough cookie to bake.  They perform very close.  Between those two, I'd say go for the 8800GS. 

However, I think you should pay a little more and go for a 9600GT or even a 8800GT instead.  You'll be glad you did.

Iain
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2008-06-23T11:30:07Z

Yes, Im comparing te 8800TS 320MB and te 8800S 384MB. For buying graphics cards, it works like this - I get paid in increments of $50 (Subway don't pay me too well...) and so I buy cards in increments of $50, so it's either a $100, $150, or $200 card... I'd like to get an 8800GT, and that's probably what I'll do, but that means putting up with an onbaord 8200 for those four weeks...

Why? Well, like I said,  I don't get paid well because I get [censored]for hours. So, what I'm doing is getting the AMD version of the 750 Chipset which has an onboard 8200. That will suffice for the time I'll need to save up for a better GPU and allow me to get a computer almost a month sooner.

Super Dave
2008-06-25T00:53:25Z

Iain wrote:

I'd like to get an 8800GT, and that's probably what I'll do, but that means putting up with an onbaord 8200 for those four weeks...

It would be worth the wait and you'll be glad you did!

Endersothergame
2008-06-29T05:44:12Z

Super Dave wrote:

[quote user="Iain"] I'd like to get an 8800GT, and that's probably what I'll do, but that means putting up with an onboard 8200 for those four weeks...

It would be worth the wait and you'll be glad you did!

Absolutely agreed!  This 88GT was worth it for me.  Easily worth the cost I paid for it.(and I like you had to save and scrimp for a while to get it)

 

(just noticed spell checking is working as I remember it working before<thx to whom is responsible.)