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Old 04-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...197&Tpk=8500GT

and I was thinking about getting

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130290

would it be a good idea to get the 8600? I have to know quick quick cause someone wants to sell me one and I'd like to know ^^
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

the 8600 still kinda sucks, if you have the means get an 8800gt or even a 9600gt or something.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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What is this for? What do you do with your computer?
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:41 PM   #4
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play games mostly...at a cheap price lol, gonna be playing Age of Conan in the middle of may..and would like to prepare
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

For $129.99, it's not worth the upgrade. You will see minimal improvement with the 8600GT over your 8500GT.

For the same price, you can get a much better card: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:01 PM   #6
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even though the memory is less? would it be that much more of an upgrade?
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:06 PM   #7
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The 8800GT offers nearly double the performance of an 8600GT.



How much is the used 8600GT going to cost you?
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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50 bucks...was gonna be from ebay, but I let it slide lol...never know what condition it would really be in anyways
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Even for $50 it would be a waste of money. Save your pennies for something in the 8800 range. You will be much happier in the long run.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #10
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sounds good...even something with 256mb of memory? or just save up for 512?

edit: and a good 450watt-500watt psu since I cant SLI in this thing
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If you save for a 512MB version, you'll be even better off. They have the new G92 core and are even faster.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:33 PM   #12
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I don't want anything too fast..only using a pentium D chip..its the highest this thing will go lol
I wonder...would an 8800 be bottlenecked by that kinda cpu?
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It could, but the performance increase over your current 8500GT will be worth it.

You could save for a 9600GT. They are a bit slower than the 8800GT 512, but are also cheaper ($149) and you would still see a very nice performance increase.

A nice power supply such as the SILVERSTONE ST400 would work nicely.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:55 PM   #14
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was only a 400 watt...is that ok too?
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Yup. Both the 9600 and 8800 only require a 400W PSU w/ 26A on the 12v rail.



If you want a bit more power the OCZ StealthXStream 500W would be another nice choice for $59.99 ($39.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate).


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Old 04-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #16
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you wouldn't have any idea how long those 9x series video cards are would ya? I've got a mis tower (emachines w3507) so it's not one of those small shoe box sized ones

and where exactly does it say 26a on 12v rails? lol sorry..and I doubt I'll need anything greater than the 400w psu...since the most power hungry part I'll be putting in there will be the graphics card
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They are 9" long.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:56 PM   #18
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ahh ok, cause I seen one of those 7800gtx and it was 13"-15" long...yeaaa
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This page from Evga will show you the specs and requirements of the 9600GT: e-GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:25 AM   #20
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I mean, how can you tell on a power supply where it says 26a on 12v rail...sorry I was kind of vague
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