Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: A small price check

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Question A small price check

    Hi i'm going to upgrade my graphics card to a 9800GTX. I currently have a Gigabyte 8800GT which when i brought it cost £192. I've had it for approx 6-7 months. I'm interested in how much it would sell for now so i can use the money to help pay for the new graphics card.

    Thanks in advance,
    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  2. #2
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: A small price check

    You can pick them up new for £100 so £80 maybe a little more if you are lucky.

  3. Received thanks from:

    pompalomp (06-05-2008)

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: A small price check

    Thanks staffsmike
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  5. #4
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: A small price check

    Quote Originally Posted by pompalomp View Post
    Hi i'm going to upgrade my graphics card to a 9800GTX. I currently have a Gigabyte 8800GT which when i brought it cost £192. I've had it for approx 6-7 months. I'm interested in how much it would sell for now so i can use the money to help pay for the new graphics card.

    Thanks in advance,
    Pompalomp
    If you system specs are up to date then i wouldnt bother if i were you.

    On a 19" monitor i doubt you would see hardly any difference at all.

  6. Received thanks from:

    pompalomp (06-05-2008)

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Co Durham
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    16 times in 11 posts
    • hse180's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Formula V1
      • CPU:
      • i7 4770K Corsair H100i
      • Memory:
      • 16gb G-Skill Trident X
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 pro
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 290x Lightening
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 540
      • Internet:
      • Same ole , same ole rubbish

    Re: A small price check

    I would agree around the £80 mark but as Blitzen says why the upgrade if you only have a 19" monitor?
    Unless your going to upgrade that too.

  8. Received thanks from:

    pompalomp (06-05-2008)

  9. #6
    Senior Member Mithrandir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,746
    Thanks
    461
    Thanked
    370 times in 188 posts
    • Mithrandir's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TP45-HP
      • CPU:
      • C2D e4600 (w/ Xigmatek Red Scorpion)
      • Memory:
      • OCZ ReaperX (2x2gb)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung F1 500gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • xfx 9600gt Alphadog edition
      • PSU:
      • Xigmatek NRP-MC651
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cavalier 3 silver (windowed)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Fujitsu Siemens SCALEOVIEW D22W-1

    Re: A small price check

    As above, no need to upgrade if you're using anything 22" or below.
    The 8800gt is a monster of a card. It'll keep you going for a while yet.
    Cavalier-X: Biostar TP45-HP ¦ E4600@3.1ghz - Xigmatek Red Scorpion (OCZ Freeze) ¦ OCZ ReaperX 2x2gb (792mhz @ 4-4-4--12) ¦ Xigmatek NRP-MC651 ¦
    Palit 8800gt ¦ X-fi Fatal1ty Gamer ¦ Coolermaster Cavalier 3 (Silver/Windowed) ¦

    Poseidon Magma: MSI P45 Zilent ¦ E6300@3.0ghz - Coolermaster Hyper 212 (MX-2) ¦ Corsair 2x2gb (880mhz @ 5-5-5-15) ¦ Corsair HX450w ¦
    xfx 9600gt Alphadog edition (780/1950/1000) ¦ X-fi Gamer ¦ Gigabyte Poseiden ¦

  10. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: A small price check

    Thanks alot everyone! Another question, what improvements would you make to my system? (My specs are up to date)
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  11. #8
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: A small price check

    Doesn't look like it needs improving to me, do you have any problems with it?

    Another 2GB's of RAM if you really felt the need but it all looks very nice and up to date.

  12. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    797
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    71 times in 70 posts
    • kmac's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 750
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 2 Samsung F3 500GB each
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI HD4770
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Modu 82+ 525W
      • Case:
      • Lain -Li PC-7FN Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Prof 64 Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M

    Re: A small price check

    Perhaps you could "upgrade" your broadband provider?

    I just moved to O2 from BT and went from around 1.5Mb download to about 7.5mb (per Steedtest.net)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Another Price Check!!! (yes, I know....)
    By Jonny in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-08-2005, 12:01 AM
  2. Price check
    By nvening in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-03-2005, 09:20 PM
  3. Price Check - Asus 6800Gt 128MB
    By YorkieBen in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-02-2005, 05:40 PM
  4. Price check : Fully modded shuttle
    By Swafe in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-02-2005, 09:29 PM
  5. Price Check on a few H2o things.
    By Pita^Norf in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-02-2004, 02:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •