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Old 07-13-10, 03:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: 8800GTX Dying...GTX 460?

Just get GTX 460 now and RMA 8800GTX too then you probably will get GTX 280 card, after that you can sell the replacement on ebay. I did the same when BFG Geforce 6800GT died and bought Leadtek Geforce 6600GT while I RMAed BFG Geforce 6800GT and got replacement then I sold Geforce 6600GT on ebay.

Dont bother think about waste around $600 on Core i7/DDR3 base, they wont last much long until it replace by Sandy Bridge for mainstream later 2010 and the high end in 2011. Your motherboard will be fine by flash latest BIOS and upgrade E4300 to Q9550 E0 CPU for $200 or less on ebay and overclock to 4GHz to get around same performance as 4GHz Core i7 920/930 in games.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid..._11.html#sect0

Core i7, Q9550, E4300 CPU scaling in games:

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/778-...intel-amd.html

Geforce GTX 460 10 CPUs scaling in games:

http://lab501.ro/placi-video/gigabyt...0-procesoare/7
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