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8800GTS 512 AUS QLD prices and manufacturer opinions

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December 12, 2007 3:00:16 PM

note: these prices has 2 shops from Queensland (QLD) and 1 online retailer shop that ships to anywhere in AUS

Albatron $479 Umart Brisbane (they have the ASUS 8800GT for $483 while MSY has the 8800GTS for $479 lol)
Galaxy $499
Gigabyte $555
Inno3d $499
Inno3d OC $549
Jetway $465
Leadtek $539
XFX $555

EVGA OC $558.80 itsdirect.com.au online retailer (this company has extra costs of shipping)
Gainward $453.20
Galaxy $461.51
Inno3d $440.00
Inno3d OC $500.01
Leadtek $508.81
MSI OC $497.81
XFX $471.90

ASUS $479 MSY (this shop is walking distance from my house :D  ) i bought this card on 20/12/07 =D
Gigabyte $479
Leadtek $479

Albatron $549 Computer Alliance (havent bought from them yet, no comment)
Jetway $495

Albatron $479 Gamedude (also walking distance from my home, bought my maximus formula here)
Forsa $499
Galaxy $479
Inno3d $499
Inno3d OC $519
MSI OC $479
XFX $489

do you guys have any opinions on what MANUFACTURER i would go with?..

i personally like ASUS, EVGA, LEADTEK and XFX. but i would like to hear your thoughts about quality and general performance of these manufacturers and who would you rate in 1st to 4th pick if possible, price is not really an issue as i would pay for better performance.

its only if the manufacturer is too expensive but has crap quality that i will be pissed :non: 

im sorry to have asked about the manufacturers again as i made a thread about the 8800GT's and i got no clear answer, and i didnt bother to buy inflated priced cards.

thanks heaps :) 
December 12, 2007 3:33:37 PM

The only brands I would ever consider, are ones with lifetime warranties, EVGA and XFX offer this, the others don't. So it should be an easy choice.

Leadtek offers a 3 year warranty if I'm not mistaken.

Don't settle for anything less then XFX/EVGA. Personally...XFX has a much better warranty policy, they even have a double lifetime warranty. If you sell the product, that person gets the lifetime warranty as well...They just have to register the product the same way you did in order to activate the life time warranty. Makes it easier to sell, and get the most for your money. Better then the EVGA step up program IMO, which expires in 3 months.

Good luck.
December 12, 2007 6:20:03 PM

and warranty aside?..

regarding warranty though, i believe evga only has 3 in AUS with no step-up and games..

asus has 5 years warranty in AUS (4-5 year warranty is good enough for me)
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December 13, 2007 2:52:07 AM

a little update:

ASUS 8800 GT = $483 at umart
ASUS 8800 GTS 512mb = $479 at MSY lol

i think i know what im going to buy hahaha
December 13, 2007 3:47:32 AM

ginbong46 said:
note: these prices has 2 shops from Queensland (QLD) and 1 online retailer shop that ships to anywhere in AUS

Leadtek $539 Umart Brisbane
Inno3d $520
Inno3d OC $549
Gigabyte $555
Galaxy $499

EVGA OC $569.80 itsdirect.com.au online retailer (this company has extra costs of shipping)
Leadtek $526.80
XFX $471.90
Inno3d $500.50
Inno3d OC $511.50
MSI OC $515.80
Gainward $459.80

ASUS $479 MSY (this shop is walking distance from my house :D  )
Gigabyte $479

do you guys have any opinions on what MANUFACTURER i would go with?..

i personally like ASUS, EVGA, LEADTEK and XFX. but i would like to hear your thoughts about quality and general performance of these manufacturers and who would you rate in 1st to 4th pick if possible, price is not really an issue as i would pay for better performance.

its only if the manufacturer is too expensive but has crap quality that i will be pissed :non: 

im sorry to have asked about the manufacturers again as i made a thread about the 8800GT's and i got no clear answer, and i didnt bother to buy inflated priced cards.

thanks heaps :) 


Just took a look at staticice... It's a nice day, take a stroll down to MSY.
December 13, 2007 3:59:58 AM

Wow, kinda sucks that Aus have such high prices...
December 13, 2007 7:45:15 AM

Evilonigiri said:
Wow, kinda sucks that Aus have such high prices...


You think that is bad?

In NZ it is $599 for the XFX GTS512, 580 for leadtek GTS512, 450-500 for the GT. No problem with supply at those prices of course, my local store has 40 odd GTS512's on the shelf and over 100 GT's...

3870's are all sold out at $400... 3850's going fast at $320

.85 AUD -> NZD$1
.77 US$ -> NZD$1

At least its only really GPU's that are overpriced everything else is pretty close to their US equivalents.
December 14, 2007 1:57:58 AM

maybe it has something to do with NZ getting fed stock from AUS?

i might be wrong though..
December 14, 2007 3:27:01 AM

Scorptec down Melbourne way have at least 3 of the 512 versions for $399. Namely the XFX, Gigabyte and Gainward (XFX also the "Extreme Edition" for $425).

http://www.scorptec.com.au/browse/35/461

They seem to have the overall best pricing of the places I regularly check or deal with.

Doico also has just the Sparkle card for $390 http://www.doicoaustralia.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25_145

AusPCMarket also has a couple around the $400 mark, plus a Gainward 8800GTS 512 for $484 - http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

December 14, 2007 3:33:48 AM

Forgot to explain (in light of the fact that you were referring to the GTS) that at this point the performance per dollar between the GT and GTS seems close to a photo finish at the current prices.

I'm hoping the GT will drop a little more in price now the GTS is out. That XFX Extreme Edition GT looks good for $425.
December 14, 2007 4:39:52 AM

I think I should be grateful for living here in CA...damn wow those high prices.

Anyways the 8800GT price is dropping. On newegg it dropped $20
December 14, 2007 6:05:50 AM

in Mexico a 8800 GTX is easily over 9,000 pesos ( 850 USD )a GT over 400 USD
December 14, 2007 8:27:26 AM

oh man thats alot of pesos aye, i used to use pesos in the PH xD

il update the prices when more retailers get stock lol

but i think il b picking up the $479 ASUS from MSY already pre-ordered and will be in next week xD
December 14, 2007 9:02:47 AM

In sweden the GT 512 goes for roughly $365 and a GTS 512 for $500...
Guess what im gonna get of those 2.
December 15, 2007 7:58:07 AM

im in the same boat


evga is nice.. but 570$

xfx is 470$.. big difference
December 20, 2007 7:55:48 AM

a little update on price drops, new manufacturers and more retailers...

i also bought the ASUS 8800GTS 512 from MSY today =D
December 20, 2007 9:22:10 AM

How come you bought the Asus? It was $479, while they sell generic (XpertVision?) 8800GTS 512's for $430 odd. Scorptec in general grossly overprice their products (a week or 2 ago, they were asking $469 for 8800 gt's, more than $100 higher than everyone else) because they know they are the only ones to have stock, and they'd sell anyway. Only now that supply seems to have stabilised SLIGHTLY are they lowering them below $400 (and given that other places have stock of the gts's lower than their price for the gt).
December 20, 2007 10:28:42 AM

Come to Europe and buy one Asus 8800GTS 512MB only 294.90€ :kaola:  .
December 20, 2007 10:54:22 AM

Ararat said:
How come you bought the Asus? It was $479, while they sell generic (XpertVision?) 8800GTS 512's for $430 odd. Scorptec in general grossly overprice their products (a week or 2 ago, they were asking $469 for 8800 gt's, more than $100 higher than everyone else) because they know they are the only ones to have stock, and they'd sell anyway. Only now that supply seems to have stabilised SLIGHTLY are they lowering them below $400 (and given that other places have stock of the gts's lower than their price for the gt).


well as you can see, this thread was also a inquiry about manufacturers..

i did not get clear answers again, only answers saying get the one with best warranty..

so i opted to buy ASUS again as i never had a problem with their cards...

MSY had the cheapest ASUS even on staticice.com.au and my card is cheaper than most "good" manufacturer cards on other retailers so i am happy
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