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Old March 14, 2008, 01:34 PM
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it isn't out yet and there are no drivers for it yet. Waste of money. The card is suppose to be around 600. I think it is suppose to come out march 18 as one ad stated.
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Old March 14, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Hold the phone... I saw the exact same pics on a thread since deleted on overclock.net of a guy who was obviously doing some shady dealing with that card. He had posted asking for help saying he couldn't get it to work after he bought it from his "supplier", and now, lo and behold a day later it appears for sale somewhere else.

Be very, very careful with that one.

Here's his thread from XS where he can't get it to work: 9800gx2 Problems! - XtremeSystems Forums
Overclocked the 9800GX2 and 3d mark didn't change? - XtremeSystems Forums Here's another where he's overclocking it. So the 15 minutes claim is BS right there.
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Old March 14, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Heh.... and he still didn't post a compare link.

Something definately stinks. :)
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Ya a few people got these in Downtown Toronto. Apparently it's available at some flea market.

But it would be dumb of anyone to pay $850 for a card that will be released in 2weeks for $550-600.


Not too mention that the 3870x2 is just as good as the 9800gx2 at stock speeds and it;s only $450.

So do yourself a favor and don't waste money on this useless card. Unless you're a nvidia fanboy, than at least wait until it releases for $550-600.
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Well I would get 2 3870 X2's instead of one 9800 GX2 for 850.
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I have it on good authority that Future Shop / Best Buy received their shipments within the last 72 hours...methinks he may be an employee of one of the aforementioned stores.
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I have it on good authority that Future Shop / Best Buy received their shipments within the last 72 hours...methinks he may be an employee of one of the aforementioned stores.
Methinks that if they ever catch on to who he/she is he/she could be shitcanned.
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He's been posting all over about this card on XS and OCN and now he wants to sell it for $850....

Something seems wrong here for sure.
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This guy who "has" the card goes by Youngone (his name is Aman). He screwed me over on a deal through Overclock.net (through which he is now permanently banned for trader scamming). He set me up to meet with him to sell video cards I had listed. I went to meet him (cash only, pick up, sound familiar). Waited over an hour while the guy sent me repeated text messages saying he was on his way. Finally got him on his cell phone and he answered and let me listen in while he laughed it up with his buddies.

This guy will also be banned from Xtreme shortly for trying to pull similar crap there as well.

He is not to be trusted.

For those here who don't know me from a hole in the wall (although I see some buddies from OCN listed here)

Here is my profile at OCN:

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Note the trader rating. I am not the sort to make this stuff up...
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Welcome- Thanks for posting- It's good to get this info out there to the community so he can't keep up the shenannigans.
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