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12-19-04, 12:00 AM #1
$400+ on new videocard or 9800 Pro for free?
Well I have about $400 and I was going to either buy a 6800GT or an x800 Pro (I was leaning toward the leadtek 6800gt). Well my friend is going to have a party at his house this week and wants me to throw down like $100+ on booze and stuff for his party instead; he said that in return that I’ll be able to use his extra 9800 Pro like pretty much forever. Also, the party (which I’m going to obviously) will be a lot more fun with $100+ of booze, heh.
What would you guys do? I could buy the new card now, or I could spend like $100 on the party and use the 9800 Pro till whenever.
I had a 9700 Pro, but I just sold it for $300 and I’m stuck using an 8500 at the moment.
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12-19-04, 12:03 AM #2
If you have a 8500, the 9800 would be a nice step up. I think that $100 + crazy drunkenness + vid card > $400 vid card.
It all depends on the games you play. If you're a Doom 3 addict, you have a problem, and I don't mean just hardware. If you're playing HL2, your 9800 Pro will do you fine.
12-19-04, 12:05 AM #3
You sold a 9700pro for $300!!! Does this person have an email address that I could have? I have some stuff for sale too .
I say go to the party and use the 9800pro till you can buy a 6800gt or maybe wait for a x800xl ( I thought Xeon boards came with PCI-E?)."Because of you my lady named fame, people spot me like nerves spot pain."
12-19-04, 12:06 AM #4
12-19-04, 12:06 AM #5
Nah, some Xeon boards come with PCI-X, not PCI-E. And that's usually high end Xeon boards.
12-19-04, 12:27 AM #6Originally Posted by Ad Rock
The coolest part was that I bought it in like Feburary of 03 for $200 and sold it in December of 04 for $300. How many videocards can you use for 2 years then sell for a profit! Ok, enough bragging, heh.
About the Xeon board, some of the more server oriented boards have PCI-X, and some of the brand-spanking new boards have PCI-E. Mine has neither, but it has an AGP Pro/8x slot, heh.
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12-19-04, 12:39 AM #7
Party, take the 9800. sell it on ebay, use the money you have left over and the money from the sale to get an x800.
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12-19-04, 12:40 AM #8
For CS: source, my X800 pro rocks, but the 9800 Pro would run that solid. We should play some time so you can kill me. I suck.
12-19-04, 01:48 AM #9
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Definetly party! If you're friend is trustworthy enough to practically give you a nice card like that, jump on it. And go lay some drunk hotties for us and report back with pics and vids!
12-19-04, 01:51 AM #10
I'd take the 9800 pro from your friend. You can spend the rest of the money on some TCCD ram, or 3000+ Winchester & mobo..-=|My Rig|=-.:santa:
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12-19-04, 08:35 AM #11
Actually get the nice vid card, my bro did a thing like that, lots of booze, and he found himself waking up while pissing on the sidewalk, and a police car had 2 be coming his direction , the fines arnt nice."Never argue wtih idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience."
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12-19-04, 08:47 AM #12
Yea, the new card would be nice, but you may lose out on memories of a lifetime. Hell YOU ARE THE PARTY MASTER!!! People are counting on you!! Do the party, take the card and save up another bill and get the card down the road. Hell, you might meet a cool chick and wind up not touching games for a while.
12-19-04, 12:08 PM #13
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As long as he really lets you keep the card, I would go with the free 9800 Pro.
12-19-04, 12:16 PM #14
I second that, if he does actually give it to you. If it's just a loaner for awhile, then you're probably better off going with a new card.
9800 Pro is still a very good card - seems like the price has actually creeped up some over the last few weeks too..Case: Cooler Master HAF XM
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12-19-04, 06:34 PM #15
Thanks for the advice guys, looks like it's going to be a fun partyMain Rig: i5-2500K @ 5Ghz - ASUS P8Z68-V - 2x EVGA Geforce GTX680 Superclocked in SLI - 16GB DDR3 1600 - X-Fi Titanium HD - Samsung 840 Pro - Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w - Corsair 800D
12-20-04, 12:41 AM #16
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Go to the party, get drunk, get everyone drunk, take everyone money, take some blackmailing pictures and leave with the videocard, plus money, and a bunch of blackmailing pictures. You'll be rich!
12-20-04, 07:49 PM #17
UGH! Take the 9800 PRO, then sell it then get a better card!Macbook Pro »« Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz (Santa Rosa) »« 2x1GB 667Mhz DDR2
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12-21-04, 03:07 PM #18Originally Posted by PSP
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12-22-04, 01:53 AM #19
I really dont understand the problem... Then again I just use my computer to have fun in spare time. And a party is fun!