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Old 01-24-2008, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, I'm building a new computer, got every part down but the video card is what bugs me. I'm fixed on getting a 8800GT, and I have 3 choices:

- EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ($395)

- MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC ($385)

- GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB 2DVI/HDCP PCI-Express Video Card ($365)

The prizes are those of South America. Which one of these should I get? There must be a reason for the $30 difference between the EVGA and the GB, is it worth it?
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i'd personally go with XFX
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I would choose the MSI, but thats just me.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, but that's not among my choices. I'm looking for one under $400, and the XFX 8800GT is around $470, way over my league.

EDIT: That was to mgcook. I think I'll put up a poll
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The evga is 50mhz faster than stock speed, and in theory is a higher binned card. Thats where part of the cost is, also evga cards a usually just a hair more expensive than other brands.
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Do you plan on upgrading this video card in the near future? The step up program comes with evga cards and mobos...
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Do you plan on upgrading this video card in the near future? The step up program comes with evga cards and mobos...
Only video cards. The 680i > 780i promotion is a 1 time deal.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 2 EVGA 8800GT's and I love em. I plan to step up for the 9 series most likely.

EDIT: I got the KO version for $310 each though.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N805-A1 GeForce 8800GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Jeez did they go up in price again? Where are you buying from?
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No no, South American prices. Either way, I just found an XFX XXX edition for $250 (new), so I think I'll get that one
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****, remind me to never go to South America.
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