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Old 06-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having real trouble finding one of these in the UK where they are actually in stock Ebuyer, OCUK, scan are all out of stock and I have been hunting on google to no real avail. Is the EVGA version really worth it compared to the BFG GTS which is a lot easier to get and a bit cheaper. The step up program seems to make it worth it but I don't particularly enjoy waiting for things to come in stock. Hopefully they will be back in stock by monday when I do plan on ordering my rig.

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There is infact no difference in the physical cards the only advantage is that they have the "90 Day Step Up" progam thing where you can get a newer, better card for the difference you paid. I would just get the BFG, Leadtek or XFX card as there is little to no difference anyway!
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Theres not alot of difference between the brands and cooler. It just the warranty and clock speeds (if it's factory overclocked), that makes them different.
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Theres not alot of difference between the brands and cooler. It just the warranty and clock speeds (if it's factory overclocked), that makes them different.
I dont think even the coolers are different on the 8800 series cards, they are still all on the Stock nVidia Coolers!
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For the 90 day step up thing though, is it worth waiting and paying extra?
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I dont think even the coolers are different on the 8800 series cards, they are still all on the Stock nVidia Coolers!

i have heard they are all made by the same people then shipped for the printed finished
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That makes sense.
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i have heard they are all made by the same people then shipped for the printed finished
Thats correct, when they first came out I posted a whole article on this, but I can't seam to find it now.
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For the 90 day step up thing though, is it worth waiting and paying extra?
No. If you want a newer card after you buy this, just sell it and buy a new one! A lot of the time you end up saving more money anyway since in the step-up program, they subtract how much you paid in the beginning from the MSRP (which is a lot higher then street price except for realyl new cards) to find how much you have to pay to step up. Only time it would be useful is if a price cut lowered the msrp within the 90 days but that doesn't happen often.
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i'd just go with bfg
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