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Old 10-27-08, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 10-27-08, 11:34 AM   #2
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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.

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.
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Old 10-27-08, 12:51 PM   #3
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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.

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.
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Old 10-27-08, 01:10 PM   #4
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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.

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?
Its still faster than a 9800GTX in most cases and has 50% more memory.
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Yes you should be able to grab $175 easily for a 8800GTX,hardware can be scarce in various contries.Good luck
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Old 10-27-08, 01:27 PM   #6
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$130 if you're lucky.
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Old 10-27-08, 01:29 PM   #7
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$130 if you're lucky.
Maybe if I tried to sell it here, but not on ebay.

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Ive been offered $3000 nigerian dollars for my 8800gt on eBay
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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...
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Back to the OP, Missing out on what exactly,

More res in Crysis?
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Maybe if I tried to sell it here, but not on ebay.

Research FTW.
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.

Sorry for veering off topic!!

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

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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.

Sorry for veering off topic!!

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

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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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