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Why is it that video card are out for a small amount of time and in a year they just go? Like the 8800 series just came out a while ago and now the 9xxx series is taking its place. Same with the CPU's. And consoles come out every 5 years!:eek:. Which at least gives you a LONG TIME to save up some cash. Gettin tired of ''rumors'' of the next video card when the last series JUST CAME OUT!. Hardware manufactures need to give the market a break so we can get geared up for the next release of video cards and CPU's in about 3 years at least.:shadedshu
 

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If they slowed down, we would never get anywhere. The biggest reason is In company's time is money, and a new CPU is cheap compared to time and money.


PC's have always been this way,and it's one reason that keeps it FUN.
 

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It's not like these system don't last either.

My friend(Going on what 3 years now) with a 939 AMD 3200 single core, 2 gigs of DDR, with a X1800XT 512 meg still plays everything maxed out for the most part at 1024 x 780. So saying that these systems don't last isn't totally true. If you want the greatest and latest at high resolutions at 60FPS then yes you need to upgrade/
 

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But what if the games in the future are really hard to run and you need the best most expensive hardware out?
 
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Well for me and many guys here...its the best thing ever :D new beasts appear every year and you just feel.....well..like a child again :p When I got my Radeon X800GT I was so amazed :D I could not sleep for a week! yes..I was dreaming about it :D
Then I got my 8800GTS..which of course..I had dreams about it again :D

I have many sexual dreams about my 8800GTS and my girlfriend thinks its her :p
 
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Irish_PXzyan,
I think you need help...
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But I am generaly in love with my GTS :D

Until of course I have an affair with the 9800 :p
 
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its not unhealthy to love objects :p, men love machines and this applies to pc hardware too :D
 
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Thanks Craig :p at least iam not the only one who has secret sexual desires for there system! well iam kidding there but.....you know what I mean..dont you?? :D
 
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I cant wait to spend cash on yet another hardware item.:D

I just bought a EVGA 8800 GT 512. And i f that is not enough i am looking at 2x2 gb OCZ Reapers. :D

BTW Irish. Wanna buy 4gb Crucial Ballistix for €110.:)
 

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I cant wait to spend cash on yet another hardware item.:D

I just bought a EVGA 8800 GT 512. And i f that is not enough i am looking at 2x2 gb OCZ Reapers. :D

BTW Irish. Wanna buy 4gb Crucial Ballistix for €110.:)
But in a couple of months that card is all ready going to be out dated.:( And i hope cards don't get too long.
 
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Man will you sell me 4gigs of Crucial ballistix for 110 Euro??????
Thats a deal my good Dutchlander :D

Right now..I dont have the spare cash!!! Is it possible to wait like...2 weeks max??? please say yes!! you know I will buy them!!!!!

wait...why do you want 4gigs of Reapers and ditch 4gigs of BallistiX :O ahh shhh...I want your RAM :D
 
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I'll see if i can wait.:laugh:

Btw i am selling them because i know they are top notch and i want to try something else that i don't know.
If they are disappointing then i will go back to Crucial.:D
 

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But in a couple of months that card is all ready going to be out dated.:( And i hope cards don't get too long.
If you buy the lower end cards, no they will not last.

That's why you pay the cost and get the good stuff.

The 8800GT will last for a long time.
 
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It sucks that EVGA wont ship worldwide so i grabbed mine on Ebay.:cool:


Just update in time then it wont cost you so much.

I sold my old card for €220 and the new one is €240. So whats the big deal. lol
 
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Would you not want to keep your crucial RAM in case they are disappointing??

Is that the OCZ Reaper RAM I was going to buy until they got sold out over here??? if so...you lucky wamker :p
 
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No then i will just buy some again.;)

But for now i need funds for the Reapers.
 
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Thought about going for the 8800 GTS 512 but it was to expensive.:mad:
But hey at least i am up to date again:p
 
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ahhhh so you need the 110 off me in order to get the OCZ RAM? you buying from komplett?? they are 110 on komplett.ie :p Man I really want Reapers! they just look awsome!
 
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ahhhh so you need the 110 off me in order to get the OCZ RAM? you buying from komplett?? they are 110 on komplett.ie :p Man I really want Reapers! they just look awsome!
Yeah but to be honest i just want them for the 2x2 gb.
I have them for sale here in Holland for €140. :D
And no i don't need the the cash i just don't want to have 8gb ram.:)

And i even think that the Reapers are not as good as the Crucials.
 
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ahhhh so you dont need the cash! good stuff...ill take your RAM for free :D

If I were you...I would spend the extra cash on getting an 8gig system :p I do wish to get 8gigs this year...but if I buy your RAM I will only be able to use 4gigs MAX!! so if I done what you are doing! I could go 8gigs in the future :p that would be so sweet!
I guess I will be waiting for you to be sick of the Reapers and give them to me as a trade :p lol
 

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8800gtx is like 2 years old. And still pretty much the best card if you ignore the 8800ultra which is just plain stupid.

I dont understand the OPs complaint.
I am talking about the 9xxx series and how they keep making a whole new video card series before the current one even gets a couple years old.
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save up or not, w/e, I would love to play graphically increasing games withing the next 5 years on amazing graphics cards instead of, waiting like 15 years for that!, but yeah they started releasing vid cards fast, now a days.
 

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I am talking about the 9xxx series and how they keep making a whole new video card series before the current one even gets a couple years old.
;)
That's how ANY industry progresses. if people just settled for what worked, we'd still be driving Model Ts and doing math on an abacus.