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Old 02-10-2005, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found an X800XT PCI-E on eBay for $470 total, even though I was orginally going to get the X800XL. The seller shipped it out today and I should be getting the XT by Tuesday . . . the questions here are :

1) Is it worth the extra money to keep the XT over selling it and buying the XL?

2) When will XLs reach NEAR MSRP price, let's just say, $330-ish . . .

The rest of my rig is in my sig (lol, that rhymes)

Note: I am not playing Doom3, so no nVidia recommendations . . . I'm playing HL2, CounterStrike Source, and possibly FarCry (with other non GPU intensive games here and there)

Also note : The X800XT is an OEM pulled from a Dell, so I would be unable to RMA it if something went wrong (the seller has already assured me that if there is something wrong with the card when I get it, he will refund my $$)

edit: actually, i'm looking at the auction page and it says "Built by ATi"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:X:ON:US:2

thats the page, even if its pulled from a PC, would i be able to RMA it if something went wrong?
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I think you already decided, and you decided what i thought was best too
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well honestly, they are both good. I suggest the X800 XT. Thats what im getting, so that might be why im suggesting it. The Sapphire X800 XT is 520$, you can OC that to a Platinum without much OC. Besides all that, the X800 XT will stay top of the line for a long time. Thats also something to think about.
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it's not even on top right now, the nvidia 6 series is king
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Last time i chcked, the ATI's were doing better than nvidia
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Old 02-10-2005, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And are referee tonight is Nubius. Ding ding - round one ! Sorry folks the thread is down for the count. And still no winner.
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Old 02-11-2005, 01:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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it's not even on top right now, the nvidia 6 series is king
ummm, there are other games out there besides Doom3
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personally i dont trust ebay
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well, since it was pulled out of a Dell and it is Built by ATi, would I still be able to RMA it if it went awry?
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Now that the thread is back on track. Is the price savings worth the risk. Have you checked the internet for a new one . I agree with waynejkruse10 ,I just dont trust ebay with used stuff.
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