I'm not buying a new computer yet but sometimes i look to see how expensive components are.
Anyways i have been looking on a site: computer hardware, components, systems and peripherals at the lowest prices from IT supplier Aria Technology
, a friend told me they are good and the prices seem basically the same as Overclockers UK
, correct me if i'm wrong.
Anyway when i looked at the 8800gtx, there seemed to be a large price difference:
here are the links:
Ok this is the XFX 8800gtx, it is £335.99 including VAT
XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E - Aria Technology
Here is the Nvidia Geforce 8800gtx, it is £298.39 including VAT
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768Mb PCI-E OEM - Aria Technology
here is the ASUS 8800GTX, it is £349.56 including VAT
Asus Extreme 8800GTX 768MB PCI - Aria Technology
and finally the EVGA 8800GTX, it is £ 404.49 including VAT
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E Black Pearl WaterCooled - Aria Technology
Ok so why the price differences? The Nvidia card is the cheapest by nearly £40..
now i think i understand the EVGA price difference. It says the card is water cooled or something.... do they mean it's good at being water cooled or what, or it actually has a little pipe system in it to water cool it??
But the ASUS and XFX cards, what makes them more expensive then nVidia's?
ALSO, if anyone in the UK has bought from Overclockers, their components are generally £30-£40 cheaper( say the 8800GT). Are their cards of worse quality then say ASUS or nvidia?