I'm wondering what the price/performance point for a 8800GTS is.
The 8800GTS boards are $300/320GB version and $410/640GB. At least, in my area, they are. If I was to order online, that's the prices currently.
I think the 640GB card's price is too high but I would like it for the versatility.
Then it would not matter what resolution I use (for the most part).
Is there any chance these cards will reduce in price again? I thin they are way too high and would even look at DX9 cards although I would rather just buy one as I don't usually upgrade my hardware much. I might buy a better case fan or something like that. I might upgrade the cpu but I would rather buy one video card that can be used for a long time.
I don't care much about which brand or stock speeds as they can be overclocked if so desired. BFG, eVGA (preferred but...), XFX or PNY, it doesn't matter to me as I go after best price and looking for 640MB.
When is the 8900 series coming out? Is the cards right now considered a decent price? I've read that the 640MB versions are thought to be at a decent price at $350 but that is American currency.
My use for the card is light gaming but mostly video converting/editing and HTPC work (including HD).
I dont know much about the new 8900 or what ever, considering your going for video editing etc, i recomend the 640 as the bigger memory will always help when convering files/transfering them, it is more expensive but it will help later on.
TigerDirect has some decent prices but they have super high shipping costs. DirectCanada has free shipping if you choose ground shipping.
If you're in Ontario, you can get some good deals from B.C. vendors (tax reasons). I don't want to pay more than 4. I guess if I thought I was going to get a 8800GTS, I should have got one when they had the discounts but 4 and a half is too high for my blood. :wink:
sorry, i dont know much about ncix or direct canada, but youre best chances are searching for customer reviews on google, and try and find negative feedback and check for any similarities among the complaints.
I think Direct Canada is good. They probably have the best price for graphics cards if you compare among all the product lines and their speeds. As for NCIX, they have decent prices on occasion but you have to be quick on sales because they don't last long. Another interesting note is how the Canadian shopping pages rarely update prices for NCIX or at least shopbot.ca doesn't (for whatever reason). It gets annoying when you think NCIX has a good price from the shopbot site and when you click the link, the actual price is around $100 more. I use shopbot and pricecanada.com to compare prices among various hardware or whatever it is you're looking for.
I bought a Hard Drive from Razor Computers and they were quite fast with shipping. The price even went lower since I bought it.