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Old 11-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The core 216's are just priced so well right now....$250 for
GTX 280 performance!!

And aside from fps, actual performance is smoother with the GT200 core vs G80.

Ill be grabbing two of the suckers for some SLI fun.
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look it's a 260 core 216 for 250 and free far cry 2!

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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not anymore its 240 without farcry 2, maybe if they had that deal when FC2 came out, i would have got this since I got FC2
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well you could always buy it and sell the extra copy of fc2.
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well you could always buy it and sell the extra copy of fc2.
They don't offer the free copy of fc2 anymore, its just 240 straight up
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ohh. wow that changed overnight i guess. still 240 ain't bad.
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They do offer it to you, you just have to register on the site to get it. All EVGA GTX200 series get a free copy of FC2
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$240 is a steal, heck you can sell the copy of FC2 for $40 and end up getting the card for $200.
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$240 is a steal, heck you can sell the copy of FC2 for $40 and end up getting the card for $200.
why would ANYONE want to buy FC2 for $40 when its scheduled to be sold for $30 brand new on amazon...the most you could get for FC2 would be a mere $20 and this is not even including the service payments to ebay and such. Stores like gamestop will give you a 2 bucks for a brand new game.

I've already made my final decision on this, it doesn't make any sense to get a GTX 260 now at its current price of $240, when my 8800 GTX can run 95% of the games out right now at full settings and get 45-60 fps, it just doesn't make any economic sense. It's much better to wait for ATI to release new cards in 2009 and see further price drops in the GPU war.
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I was just going from personal experience, i can get a good $30-$40 for the game and i dont have to use ebay.

I know youve made up your mind, im just saying its a steal right now i mean the GTX 260 launched at $400 with no game and just 192 shaders. Now you can get a 216 shader plus a game for $240 shipped. And when overclocked, you have a GTX 280 which was a $500+ dollar card.
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