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Old 01-21-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 7800GT prices are getting lower by the day. My 6800GS' 30-day refund period will be over in a week and the price difference between the 7800GT isn't that large considering the performance increase. I have this 6800GS sitting here doing nothing because I planned on upgrading my current computer, but I have several compatibility issues (part my fault for not doing enough research, part Dell's fault for not being able to take out the gd motherboard). I'm building a new PC soon, but I'm thinking I want a 7800GT.

It'll cost me $29 (restocking fee) off the $199 6800GS cost, so I'll get $170. The 7800GT is only $275 after mail-in rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247 . So, should I do it?
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get the 359 dollar one. It comes with an awesome motherboard.
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4 dollar difference between the combo and the $275 7800GT and a MSI K8N Neo4-F ($375.00)

From what I noticed there's no difference between the two cards. If there is, what's the difference?

I guess it comes down to this: what's the best motherboard?

MSI K8N Neo4-F $80.00: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

eVGA 133-K8-NF41 $129.00 (free with combo video card): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188002
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I beleive the bandwidth is higher on the 359 one.
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i have the eVGA and the 7800gt i got from that deal, and i have to say the eVGA mobo is doing great. i've had absolutely no problems at all, works like a charm.
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The only difference between anything on the spec sheet is the $359 one is listed with a drivers CD...
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you can always download them
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If your 6800GS is eVGA you might want to look into the 30-day "Step-Up" program. It is for cases like this, its is thirty-days I believe, you might still have time.
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I was just pointing out that's the only difference on the spec sheet. Unless it's missing something, all I need to know is which is the better motherboard (refer to an above post with links).

Edit: Above poster - I had no idea about that. I will definetly look into it. Thanks.

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The EVGA Step-Up¬ô Program is available to all EVGA graphics card customers who purchased their graphics cards on or after 1 FEB 2004, and are within 90 days of their purchase date (based upon their invoice).
Sweet! I still haven't finished reading it though.

Edit #3: About the Step-Up program... I assume you have to pick from the choices on EVGA's website, right? Because the price of a 7800 GT on EVGA's website is $399.99 (http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...256-P2-N518-AX).

If so, I'll probably be better off with RMAing the 6800 to Newegg.
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Too bad I hadn't seen the Step Up program earlier...I probably would have bought a 6600gt and then upgraded to a 6800gs if it wasn't powerful enough for me. oh well.

edit: oh yeah, evga charges a good $40 above what I paid for the gs through zipzoomfly, never mind.
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