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Old July 16, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Default Pair o' GeForce 260s on the way...

alas I'm on a waiting list. Today I decided to undertake in eVGA's step up offer (with only 2 days left in the program). For my rig, I've decided to upgrade my SLI 9600GTs to the SLI equivalent in the 260 model.

However, the list is long it seems so I have to wait patiently.

All-in-all not too bad really, @ only $150 a card shipped to my door, I think I'm fairing really well considering I have sold 2 of my 3870s for $325 to a friend.
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Old July 16, 2008, 02:28 PM
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Interested to see how these will fair. What motherboard? How are you doing SLI on a CF mobo? or are you getting another one?
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Old July 16, 2008, 03:16 PM
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eVGA 750i FTW is my motherboard.

I have more than one system. I have a CF and a SLI system ;)
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Old July 17, 2008, 01:11 AM
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Today I decided to undertake in eVGA's step up offer (with only 2 days left in the program). For my rig, I've decided to upgrade my SLI 9600GTs to the SLI equivalent in the 260 model.

However, the list is long it seems so I have to wait patiently.

All-in-all not too bad really, @ only $150 a card shipped to my door, I think I'm fairing really well considering I have sold 2 of my 3870s for $325 to a friend.
Haha only 2 days left, so thats what they were waiting for before bringing the prices of the 260 down (only $268 now). Still $150/card is much better, depending on how much you could have gotten for the 9600GT's if you sold them.
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Old July 17, 2008, 05:02 AM
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For only $150 a card that's not a bad deal at all. I imagine you're going to enjoy those very much.
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I hope so. A few of the deciding factors included:

PhysX (bragging rights)
CUDA
41.5GB more per second memory bandwidth compared to the 9800
The fact that you can overclock these puppies really well

I'm not sure how much I could have gotten for the 9600 GTs. They are the KO edition and work like a charm.
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Old July 17, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Not a lot, people are all horny to buy new model cards right now. Good idea trading em in! I'm still debating if I should trade mine in or just buy two other cards myself.
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