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jcossin
06-30-04, 10:27 AM
Gateway has a 10% off coupon today (details at www.gotapex.com), I just ordered up another ATI x800 XT PE for $398.95 shipped.

Now I've got the $434.95 one with free overnight and the $398.95 with ground coming (someday). After I get them I'll put then up unopened on eBay for $475 to help pay for my 6800 Ultra!

So hopefully it'll go like this:

+$499 Buy 6800 Ultra from Best Buy
+$299 Buy 6800 GT from Best Buy
+$435 Buy x800 XT PE from Gateway
+$399 Buy x800 XT PE from Gateway
-$199 Sell 9800XT on eBay
-$375 Sell 6800 GT on eBay
-$475 Sell x800 XT PE from Gateway
-$475 Sell x800 XT PE from Gateway
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+$108 Out of pocket expense to go from 9800XT to 6800 Ultra!

Of course if the eBay auctions go for more (and they might if the cards come soon and are still hard to find) there's a chance I could upgrade for free! :clap: That would be nice since I just shelled out $800 out of pocket for my FX53 rig!

GlowStick
06-30-04, 10:39 AM
Woot, but did you include ebay fees!

Also nice system, that overclock seems familar for some reason :D

burningrave101
06-30-04, 10:44 AM
I would keep one of the X800XT PE's from Gateway and then sell the others and still buy a 6800u. You could have the best of both sides then :).

Scott@Bjorn3D
06-30-04, 10:47 AM
Yup I agree keep one of the ATi X800XT's they rock.

Squidly
06-30-04, 10:59 AM
hard to play with 2 cards in one machine guys. Wouldn't be worth it to me at all

Squidly
06-30-04, 11:00 AM
btw is that the gunslinger in your avatar?

jcossin
06-30-04, 11:46 AM
btw is that the gunslinger in your avatar?

Nope, Indiana Jones! C'mon now! :)

jcossin
06-30-04, 11:47 AM
hard to play with 2 cards in one machine guys. Wouldn't be worth it to me at all

I'm with you. I've only got one machine and switching back and forth between drivers is not a pain I want.