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Technoholic 10-27-08 11:29 AM

Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
I'm missing out SO much on the games right now. :(

I can't afford GTX280. Does anyone know when will the price drop on those will be?

If GTX280 is out of option for me, is GTX260 better than the 9-series?

CaptNKILL 10-27-08 11:34 AM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
I just ordered a GTX260. At newegg you can get one for $254 and there is a $40 mail in rebate. From what I've heard, eVGA rebates are extremely fast, so you won't have to wait too long to get that back.

PLUS, you get free Far Cry 2 and 3DMark Vantage.

I plan on selling my 8800GTX on ebay to make most of the money back, so I'll basically be spending $15 for a video card and getting a free $50 game that I want. :p

On top of that, with a well ventilated case a 260 should overclock to be about as fast as a stock 280.

Its not the HUGE upgrade I wanted but its a hell of a deal.

m3dude 10-27-08 12:51 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL (Post 1823203)
I just ordered a GTX260. At newegg you can get one for $254 and there is a $40 mail in rebate. From what I've heard, eVGA rebates are extremely fast, so you won't have to wait too long to get that back.

PLUS, you get free Far Cry 2 and 3DMark Vantage.

I plan on selling my 8800GTX on ebay to make most of the money back, so I'll basically be spending $15 for a video card and getting a free $50 game that I want. :p

On top of that, with a well ventilated case a 260 should overclock to be about as fast as a stock 280.

Its not the HUGE upgrade I wanted but its a hell of a deal.

lol how much do u think someone is going to pay these days for an 8800 gtx? youll be lucky to get 100$ for it.

CaptNKILL 10-27-08 01:10 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by m3dude (Post 1823315)
lol how much do u think someone is going to pay these days for an 8800 gtx? youll be lucky to get 100$ for it.

People keep telling me this but it takes 5 minutes to look on ebay and see that they are going for $150-$250. :p

You get international buyers who get overcharged for hardware in their home country and you get people who think the 8800GTX is still the best card for some reason.

I will get at least $175 for this card, probably more.

EDIT: BTW, $100 is a bit of an exageration don't you think? :lol:
Its still faster than a 9800GTX in most cases and has 50% more memory.

Quick420 10-27-08 01:16 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Yes you should be able to grab $175 easily for a 8800GTX,hardware can be scarce in various contries.Good luck;)

mailman2 10-27-08 01:27 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
$130 if you're lucky.

CaptNKILL 10-27-08 01:29 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mailman2 (Post 1823363)
$130 if you're lucky.

Maybe if I tried to sell it here, but not on ebay.

Research FTW. :p

XDanger 10-27-08 02:34 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Ive been offered $3000 nigerian dollars for my 8800gt on eBay (nana2)

Bearclaw 10-27-08 02:35 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Ya, I am on ebay everyday trying to pick up a cheap 8800GTX or something higher. People will bid ANYTHING to get it.. Stupid people...

XDanger 10-27-08 02:41 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Back to the OP, Missing out on what exactly,

More res in Crysis?

kaptkarl 10-27-08 02:54 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL (Post 1823366)
Maybe if I tried to sell it here, but not on ebay.

Research FTW. :p

I just did. Buck fifty......their are some w/ higher "buy it now" options, but noone seems to be buying them. Mosty Ive seen them go for buck fifty or less.:D

Sorry for veering off topic!!

Either way.....good luck CaptNkill!!

Kapt

CaptNKILL 10-27-08 03:17 PM

Re: Can't afford GTX280, but...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kaptkarl (Post 1823454)
I just did. Buck fifty......their are some w/ higher "buy it now" options, but noone seems to be buying them. Mosty Ive seen them go for buck fifty or less.:D

Sorry for veering off topic!!

Either way.....good luck CaptNkill!!

Kapt

If you view the completed auctions there are very few under $220 that aren't selling. If I start my auction at $175 with a $200 buy it now and fair shipping charges it'll go.


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