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Old February 26, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Default An 8800 for 100$ Is is possible?

Yeah I have been dreaming and ranting about getting an 8800 to replace my 8600 for a while now and even though my financial situation is grim if I could find one for 100 bucks there is a small chance I could make it work... (selling the 8600 for 50 bucks would help...) But the thing is I don't even know if 100 bucks is a possibility. Now if it came down to it and I could get a 9600 for 100 bucks I would jump at that to even though I know its not quite on par with the 8800. To kind fill in a little info on my situation I had an 640 8800 GTS lined up through an amazing guy for 150 bucks and even though it was used I thought it was a good deal. I went out and bought an Antec Earthwatts 500w PSU for the GTS and then things kinda went south. My son got sick so the money I had lined up for the GTS had to go to other things mainly medicine for my son. So the GTS deal got pooched and for a while there I didn't even have a vid card for this HP. Then my GF and my mom got together and got me the 8600 I have now. Now I don't want to sound ungrateful at all but the 8600 is acceptable but I would love an 8800. Just rereading what I wrote there I feel like a @ss but its the way I feel. So yeah if anyone here has any idea on how I to help I would be ubergrateful. Thanks for reading.
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Old February 26, 2008, 04:20 PM
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you may have a little wait yet--few months. When the next wave of cards comes out it will push the value of the 8800's down even further. I think i saw a brand new 8800GTS 320 for sale for ~$150 or so somewhere.
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Old February 26, 2008, 04:44 PM
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Not the best news but thanks for the response. I keep my eyes on ebay a bit to though but I know you have to be insanely careful you don't get screwed over there so I am being cautiously optimistic.
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Old February 26, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Why don't you sell your 8600 for ~$50 and buy a 3850 for $144 - $50 = $94 +tax.

The HD3850 > 8600GT and even an 8600GTS. Problem solved! When the 9600GT hype calms down then you can probably grab one of those for about the same price after selling your HD3850.



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You will never see a $100 8800 through the retail chain. Even on Ebay noone will sell one that low.
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Old February 26, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Hmmmm is a 3850 kinda the middle ground between an 8600 and the 8800? I know it would be going from an 128 bit card to a 256 bit card but I am not sure how big a difference that would be.
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The 3850 is a great card for the money. If you can find a good deal on a 9600GT, then that would be even better.
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I hate to sound pessimistic/realistic but I am keeping my eyes open and my hopes low....
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A single 3850 would beat 8600 SLI. 8600's are really horrible cards, Nvidia should be ashamed of evern releasing them. There are 9600GT's on NCIX for $179 too. That is the best possible under $200 bargain right now. You won't find a gaming card under $150.
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no offense dude but thats the feel good post of the day for me. *bangs head on desk*
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