Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-16-08, 10:43 AM   #1
kaptkarl
Carolina Panthers Rule!!
 
kaptkarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 406
Default EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

I've had my GTX9800 for about 2 1/2 months and it's been great. But I decided to trade up through EVGA and get the newer GTX260 216 core card. Net cost for the 260 after the deal is $299, about the same as if I bought it straight out. I'm sure I could have saved $20-$30 elsewhere, but at least EVGA gave me my original purchase price of $199 for my "old" GTX9800. Lifetime warranty to boot.....nice.......

I shipped my GTX9800 back today....should get my new GTX260 216 core card in about a week or so.....awesome!

I'm upgrading my Samsung 19" widescreen monitor to 24", so I wanted the GTX260 216 core to take advantage of the higher rez for gaming.

All indications show the GTX260 216 core should be a good OC'er. I'll report back when I get it.

Kapt
__________________
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
kaptkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-08, 11:05 AM   #2
XP_GUN
Registered User
 
XP_GUN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Orange CA.
Posts: 1,086
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Yeah I am doing the trade up maybe next month too.

Let me know how it goes
__________________
Yeah I use a Mac Mini now....
XP_GUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-08, 01:33 PM   #3
H4yd3n
Embrace the plague!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: California
Posts: 194
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

I had a 9800 GTX in my rig as of last night, gave it to my parents for their new build (yes sooooo overkill) since their new parts just arrived, and put my new gtx 260 in. So far, I am absolutely loving it, far better than the 9800. I have the 216 shaders also btw.

You won't regret it.


BTW, I have a 24" @ 1920 x 1200 also.
__________________

- Q6600 @ 3.06GHz @ 1.2V - EVGA GTX 260 216 801/1338/1727 - ABIT IP35 Pro -
- ZALMAN 9700 - CM Stacker 830 - BENQ 24" LCD - 500 GB Seagate HDD -
- G.Skill 4GB 2 x 2 DDR2 - CM 1000W PSU -
- Logitech G500 - Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - Razer eXactMat -
- Logitech G35 - ASUS Black DVD/CD drive - Windows Vista Home Premium x64 -


Quote:
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
- Winston Churchill
H4yd3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-08, 08:28 AM   #4
kaptkarl
Carolina Panthers Rule!!
 
kaptkarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 406
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Checked the EVGA site and my card shipped today! I should have it on Monday the 28th. I'll let you guys know how it performs once it arrives. Can't wait to crank up Crysis (again), UT3, Bioshock and my soon to be newest addition - FarCry2!!

Kapt
__________________
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
kaptkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-08, 08:58 PM   #5
sillyeagle
sillyego
 
sillyeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 5,394
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

They're charging you FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for a GTX 260, minus $200 for your old card, for a total cost to you of $299???

Or am I reading "Net cost for the 260 after the deal is $299" wrong?
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem Quad @ 4.0GHz
EVGA GTX 660 SLI @ 1046MHz
OCZ Platinum CL7 6GB
EVGA Intel X58
_____________
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
sillyeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-08, 09:36 PM   #6
kaptkarl
Carolina Panthers Rule!!
 
kaptkarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 406
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by sillyeagle View Post
They're charging you FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for a GTX 260, minus $200 for your old card, for a total cost to you of $299???

Or am I reading "Net cost for the 260 after the deal is $299" wrong?
You misunderstood......here's the deal.

I paid $199 for my GTX9800+ at Newegg.com

I did EVGA's step up to the GTX260 216core:
GTX260 216core cost $299 from EVGA, less the $199 credit they gave me from my original purchase from Newegg. So I paid EVGA $100 for the upgrade.

Sooo....my total cost for the GTX260 216core is $299 ($199 to newegg, $100 to EVGA).

I like I said before, I could have saved $30 or so buying elsewhere, but I wouldn't have been able to sell my GTX9800+ for $199, as they are now going for $149 in some places!!

The step up program was the way to go for an upgrade IMHO.

Kapt
__________________
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
kaptkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-08, 09:57 PM   #7
SLippe
R.I.P. Babe Thread
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,387
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Gotta luv their program. I've used it in the past and almost used BFG's similar plan with my current 9800GTX, but didn't really have the PSU to upgrade. Enjoy your new card, man!
SLippe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-08, 11:33 PM   #8
sillyeagle
sillyego
 
sillyeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 5,394
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Ok, I was thinking about trying the step up with my card but for a second it sounded like they were charging some insane retail price. lol Sounds like a pretty good deal though.
__________________
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem Quad @ 4.0GHz
EVGA GTX 660 SLI @ 1046MHz
OCZ Platinum CL7 6GB
EVGA Intel X58
_____________
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
sillyeagle is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-25-08, 01:13 AM   #9
CaptNKILL
CUBE
 
CaptNKILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 18,844
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Ohhhh sweet!

Newegg just dropped the price of the GTX 260 by $10!

And someone at eVGA ( ) assured me that there should be enough games for quite a while, so I should have no problem ordering a card now and getting a free copy of Far Cry 2.

I'm going to finally upgrade my video card after 2 years. Woohoo.

$255 GTX 260 - $40 MIR = $215 - $50 free Far Cry 2 = $165

I should be able to get around $175-$225 for my 8800 GTX on ebay so I think I might actually profit from this upgrade.
__________________
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 250Gb SATA - Athenatech A100BB.350 MicroATX Desktop - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
CaptNKILL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-08, 06:09 AM   #10
kaptkarl
Carolina Panthers Rule!!
 
kaptkarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 406
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
Ohhhh sweet!

Newegg just dropped the price of the GTX 260 by $10!

And someone at eVGA ( ) assured me that there should be enough games for quite a while, so I should have no problem ordering a card now and getting a free copy of Far Cry 2.

I'm going to finally upgrade my video card after 2 years. Woohoo.

$255 GTX 260 - $40 MIR = $215 - $50 free Far Cry 2 = $165

I should be able to get around $175-$225 for my 8800 GTX on ebay so I think I might actually profit from this upgrade.

I really doubt you'll get anywhere near that for your used 8800 GTX. Why would someone pay that when they can shop around and get a faster new GTX9800+ for $150. You never know, so good luck to ya!

Kapt
__________________
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
kaptkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-08, 06:58 AM   #11
CaptNKILL
CUBE
 
CaptNKILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 18,844
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaptkarl View Post
I really doubt you'll get anywhere near that for your used 8800 GTX. Why would someone pay that when they can shop around and get a faster new GTX9800+ for $150. You never know, so good luck to ya!

Kapt
Research kapt.

Completed auctions for 8800GTX cards on ebay show that the cards are getting anywhere from $150 to $250. Partially because people are not up to speed and don't know where to shop and partially because lots of ebay users are from countries where these cards are extremely expensive.

I feel kind of bad for not selling my cards on here to members but I can usually get 50% more by selling a card on ebay and its usually to someone in Europe.

I'll be very very surprised if I don't get at least $175 for this, and I'm planning on giving it a buy it now price of $200, which will probably go. I have reasonable shipping charges as well, which helps a lot.

EDIT: For some examples...

I got just under $500 for my 7950GX2 a couple weeks before the 8800GTX was released. I sold my brother's 7900GTX for around $350 at the same time.
__________________
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 250Gb SATA - Athenatech A100BB.350 MicroATX Desktop - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
CaptNKILL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-08, 09:57 AM   #12
kaptkarl
Carolina Panthers Rule!!
 
kaptkarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 406
Default Re: EVGA trade up program - GTX 260 216 core coming.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
Research kapt.

Completed auctions for 8800GTX cards on ebay show that the cards are getting anywhere from $150 to $250. Partially because people are not up to speed and don't know where to shop and partially because lots of ebay users are from countries where these cards are extremely expensive.

I feel kind of bad for not selling my cards on here to members but I can usually get 50% more by selling a card on ebay and its usually to someone in Europe.

I'll be very very surprised if I don't get at least $175 for this, and I'm planning on giving it a buy it now price of $200, which will probably go. I have reasonable shipping charges as well, which helps a lot.

EDIT: For some examples...

I got just under $500 for my 7950GX2 a couple weeks before the 8800GTX was released. I sold my brother's 7900GTX for around $350 at the same time.
Yeah it never ceases to amaze me what you can sell and get on e-bay. Alot of those buyers are not what we call "educated consumers", but that's ok. It takes all types to make the world go 'round.

I do a fair amount of buying\selling on e-bay myself. I just didn't want to go through the hassle of selling, then shipping my GTX9800+ to some noob who then says the card is defective because he doesn't know the first thing about handling or installing computer hardware....been there, done that.

Anyhoo....good luck and I hope you get your asking price!!

Kapt
__________________
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
kaptkarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EVGA GTX 680 Classified reached 2GHz core clock AthlonXP1800 NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series 0 06-20-12 02:02 PM
Product Spotlight ' EVGA GTX 670 Review Round Up News GeForce GTX 670 Reviews 1 05-11-12 12:15 AM
New GPU from Nvidia Announced Today, the GeForce GTX 670 News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 01:50 PM
Gainward Unleashes the Sexy GeForce GTX 670 Phantom Graphics Card, Also launches the News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 09:28 AM
NVIDIA Unleashes the GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card ' Performance Perfected (WCCFTECH) News GeForce GTX 670 Reviews 0 05-10-12 08:40 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.