Recommended GPU

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=N82E16814150252

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121217

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143118&Tpk=BFG%2bGeForce%2b8800%2bGT%2b512MB
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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&task=view&id=7364&Itemid=1
  5. pauldh said:



    :love:

    Awesomness!!
    Same day I leave for vacation in the States!
    Have been wanting to pick up one to replace my aging GTS 640 and this will work perfect.
  6. ^ 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?
  7. 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€
  8. Yeah don't buy any of those. there are several 8800Gt's that have better coolers, I would suggest one of those to save yourself possible agrivations.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130357
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329
  9. 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.
  10. 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:
  11. 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
  12. Some of those prices are not bad. For instance, this is about like in the US for $139. We have it for $99 (now 105) after a $30 rebate.
    http://www3.hardwareversand.de/3/articledetail.jsp?aid=19899&agid=394
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150275
  13. 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.
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