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May 16, 2008 9:03:57 AM

Picking up a new card today, wondering what the best choice would be between the three I've looked at.
There isn't lots of places to buy around here, I'd like to buy local and these are within my price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 16, 2008 9:29:07 AM

I'd take the XFX 8800GT.
Free game included, that's why i chose it over the BFG one.
The 3870? nono, can't compete with the 8800GT.
May 16, 2008 9:32:15 AM

Which monitor do you have...if you're gonna game at 1024 pick up the cheapest card i.e 3870 because you wont notice any difference.

Otherwise of course the 8800GT with COH game.
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May 16, 2008 10:44:55 AM

I would recommend waiting one more month.

On week 25 (between July 16th and 20th) nVidia and ATI are both planning on releasing their next generation cards.

Not only are they supposed to much more powerful than anything out now, they should cause the price of any current card to drop.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2008 11:50:54 AM

Quote:
I would recommend waiting one more month.

On week 25 (between July 16th and 20th) nVidia and ATI are both planning on releasing their next generation cards.

Not only are they supposed to much more powerful than anything out now, they should cause the price of any current card to drop.



I'm not really for waiting 1-2 months unless he/she already has a nice GPU to use. Prices are outstanding right now for anyone needing a $50-200 card. But Fudzilla claims June 18th, not July for GT200. http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2008 12:55:05 PM

^ LOL, good for you. Hopefully it's a hard launch and the shelves are stocked on the 18th. Otherwise you'll need to extend that vacation long enough to get an online order shipped to a friend's house.

How are prices in Germany? What's an 8800GT or GTS G92 cost?
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2008 1:21:02 PM

They better be in stock, I will only be in town for a few weeks!
If it is as good as I hope, the GTX 280 will last me untill the next time I visit home.

For the most part, seems like it is the same $ to €.
With that calculation only, I will only be spending 65% of what I would be spending in Germany.
Not everything follows that trend, though.
Case in point, from Dell US the UltraSharp 2408WFP is $604.
Same one from Dell De, 796,11€ (about $1230 USD).

I only moved here from Michigan last October and still have not found a replacmemt for newegg :( 
From what I remember last time I was at Media Markt (German version of a Best Buy), a 8800GT was around 180€.
I know there are better prices here but I have not had a chance to make any geeky friends here yet ;) 

Edit:

Checked the local Saturn,
3750 159€
8800GS 180€
8800GT 217€
2900XT 257€
XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog 270€

And just to make me LoL

7300 79€
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2008 4:14:46 PM

outlw6669 said:
They better be in stock, I will only be in town for a few weeks!
If it is as good as I hope, the GTX 280 will last me untill the next time I visit home.

For the most part, seems like it is the same $ to €.
With that calculation only, I will only be spending 65% of what I would be spending in Germany.
Not everything follows that trend, though.
Case in point, from Dell US the UltraSharp 2408WFP is $604.
Same one from Dell De, 796,11€ (about $1230 USD).

I only moved here from Michigan last October and still have not found a replacmemt for newegg :( 
From what I remember last time I was at Media Markt (German version of a Best Buy), a 8800GT was around 180€.
I know there are better prices here but I have not had a chance to make any geeky friends here yet ;) 

I don't think you'll have a hard time grabbing one within 2 weeks. Enjoy the trip and good luck GPU hunting.
a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2008 5:27:34 PM

pauldh said:
I don't think you'll have a hard time grabbing one within 2 weeks. Enjoy the trip and good luck GPU hunting.



Thanks I will defiantly be working on that.
Cheap shopping in the US with my Euro pay :whistle: 
May 16, 2008 7:43:08 PM

pauldh said:
I don't think you'll have a hard time grabbing one within 2 weeks. Enjoy the trip and good luck GPU hunting.


This place is german and its where I get all my stuff..

http://www1.hardwareversand.de/3/home.jsp
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2008 10:01:16 AM

dos1986 said:
This place is german and its where I get all my stuff..

http://www1.hardwareversand.de/3/home.jsp



Nice, thanks for the lead!
Much better prices there than at the brick and mortars.

155€ for a Q6600 compared to
$215 at the egg.
Comes out within $5~$10 of exchange rate.
!