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Need opinions please...(used) XFX 8800gts for $100..good deal?

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April 7, 2008 9:58:10 PM

He says it's about 3 months old. He seems like a good guy and he is offering to sell it to me for $100.

This is the card here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150173

What do you think? Is it worth it? Is XFX a good brand?
April 7, 2008 9:59:53 PM

$100????? Go for it and happy gaming!! :wahoo: 

Oh, and yes, XFX is a good brand.
April 7, 2008 10:03:28 PM

It should run the new stuff fairly well right?

Like Oblivion?
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April 7, 2008 10:07:11 PM

You haven't said what size screen you're using but if you're got anything up to 1680 x 1050 you'll be flying (apart from Crysis which kills all cards)
April 7, 2008 10:08:54 PM

1440x900

I was just worried about the 320mb...I was looking for more but it seems like a good deal.
April 7, 2008 10:11:07 PM

Grackus said:
1440x900

I was just worried about the 320mb...I was looking for more but it seems like a good deal.


You'll be fine......that amount of memory will only struggle at high resolutions at the moment. In a years time it may be different but if necessary you can always upgrade.
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April 7, 2008 10:12:01 PM

No, IMO it is not worth it, or not a great deal. 640MB sure, but 320MB no. You can buy a brand new one for $115, or a 9600GT for $110 or 8800GS for $100-110.

$115 AR: with step up option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$120 AR: with a free game:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$110 9600GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100-110 8800GS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
April 7, 2008 10:22:52 PM

pauldh said:
No, IMO it is not worth it, or not a great deal. 640MB sure, but 320MB no. You can buy a brand new one for $115, or a 9600GT for $110 or 8800GS for $100-110.

$115 AR: with step up option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$120 AR: with a free game:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$110 9600GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100-110 8800GS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Well that's me slapped down! Thanks for the heads up Pauldh.

I only said that it's a good deal because I'm comparing that price to it's UK equivalent.
The few places I can find that still sell old G80 GTS's are selling them upwards of £160 ($320)

We can get the 8800GS (the nearest modern equivalent) for about £85 ($170). 9600GT's cost about £115.

Really, you guys in the US don't know how lucky you are to be able to get top GFx cards so cheap.


April 7, 2008 10:51:20 PM

crusoe74 said:
$100????? Go for it and happy gaming!! :wahoo: 

Oh, and yes, XFX is a good brand.



XFX is a good brand, though there are a lot of "good" models of XFX cards, and then crap models... like ones with low quality fans especially, that constantly spin at 100% even if you are surfing the web. The variable speed models are generally more expensive, but it's worth it.

Regardless I would definately grab it.
April 7, 2008 11:30:14 PM

I think I'll take it from him.

For $100 and not having to deal with rebates and what not.

Only bad thing is the warranty...guess I don't get one.
April 7, 2008 11:42:06 PM

Grackus said:
I think I'll take it from him.

For $100 and not having to deal with rebates and what not.

Only bad thing is the warranty...guess I don't get one.


XFX has the option of passing on warranty to a 2nd buyer...........but only if the original purchaser has registered his card on the XFX website. If he hasn't then no, you don't.
April 7, 2008 11:46:54 PM

If he has not then can't I act as the org owner.

Or I guess he could if it's not too late then change it over.
April 8, 2008 12:02:12 AM

This is a big jump for a 7600gt right?

This is a good video card right? I know the 8800gt is better as well as the 9600gt but it's a decent card?
April 8, 2008 12:03:27 AM

Grackus said:
This is a big jump for a 7600gt right?

This is a good video card right? I know the 8800gt is better as well as the 9600gt but it's a decent card?


Yeah, it's a big jump over the 7600GT and is a decent card
April 8, 2008 12:21:11 AM

crusoe74 said:


Really, you guys in the US don't know how lucky you are to be able to get top GFx cards so cheap.

Don't worry... the falling dollar will take care of that.
April 8, 2008 1:02:29 AM

rodney_ws said:
Don't worry... the falling dollar will take care of that.



Lets hope it doesnt get much worse.
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