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My xfx 8800gt alpha dog ed needs to be replaced

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December 8, 2011 11:45:55 PM

hello, Ok so one of my xfx 8800gt alpha dog edition cards died and it is under warranty. i sent it back to xfx and now since they do not make nvidia cards anymore i really don't know what to do. i had my 8800's in sli but, xfx only has ati cards. they have offered me a radeon 6750 as a replacement for my dead 8800gt or they are offering to replace both of my 8800's for a radeon 6850. what should i do or ask for?

Here is my current system:
windows 7 pro
phenom II x4 940
6 gb ram
msi ms-7344 motherboard
a c 181 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 12:26:00 AM

Here is a GPU compairing info on each card to each other.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

I would ask them to replace both cards with two 6770 not 6750 and go cross fire. Just tell them how put out you are since they don't sale Nvidias cards anymore.

Or they can give you the one 6850 for just the 8800gt. Don't let them push you around. you can always sell the 8800gt and put money down for another 6850

Or ask for your money back on bothe cards. If not then ask for the money back on the one and go on line and find one that matches the other card.

Or ask them to give you one HD 6950 for both cards. You have them in a corner, you should be able to get what you want. They have to honor the warranty so push them harder into doing you right. Anyway I wish you good luck
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December 9, 2011 12:43:34 AM

yeah i looked at what they were offering and wasn't extremely thrilled. thanks for the reply and i will try and get what i want and not what they want to give me :) 
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December 9, 2011 12:52:13 AM

??? The 6750 is stronger then your 8800GT, so I'm not sure why you feel so put out. The 6750 is like the GTS250/GTX9800. I'm not sure about where the SLI setup stands. Be a 9800GX2, but I'm not sure where that sits in todays line up. If its around the GTX280, then a single 6850 is correct. If its faster then the GTX280, then a 6870 would be right. You need equivalent or better cards, not take them for all they are worth.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 2:34:24 AM


Bottom line is do what you feel is right not what I have said or what anybody else said. It depends on how much trouble this is causing you and what you expect in return.

After rereading my comment I was a little to agressve and I shouldn't said what I did on the 6770 or the 6750 and the 6950. Looking at the cards in the link I provided I should have said a 5770 or a 5750 and maybe you could have talked them in both cards for the 6850. I am sorry that I advised you with the wrong cards
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December 18, 2011 11:55:07 PM

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December 19, 2011 12:03:47 AM

DM186 said:
Bottom line is do what you feel is right not what I have said or what anybody else said. It depends on how much trouble this is causing you and what you expect in return.

After rereading my comment I was a little to agressve and I shouldn't said what I did on the 6770 or the 6750 and the 6950. Looking at the cards in the link I provided I should have said a 5770 or a 5750 and maybe you could have talked them in both cards for the 6850. I am sorry that I advised you with the wrong cards


i was trying to get the 6870 but best i can do is 6850 which is the equivalent to the 460 in which i was thinking of upgrading too anyways but i would rather have nvidia than ati. well the good thing about xfx is i will always be able to get a replacement or upgrade if my card dies. i don't think any other video card company has the same lifetime warranty as xfx does.
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