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hey guys i am getting a new video card for christmas. Which one would you all suggest and take in for price also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
the evga is 179.99 with a 20 dollar mail in rebate which makes it 159.99
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150208

the xfx is 20 cheaper with a 40 dollar mail in rebate which makes it 139.99
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The XFX is the better buy IMO, not just cause its cheaper, because XFX are great overclockers
    
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eVGA would be my choice of the two Its clocked higher both core and memory

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post #4 of 11
I would get the XFX unless you plan on upgrading again within 90 days to use EVGA's trade up deal.
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i must likely wouldn't trade up, my pc isn't that high end. only have a amd 3400. so i would want to upgrade the cpu before i went to directx10. so i see 2 xfx and 1 evga.

at this point would it just be worth saving even more money and going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182
my friend has one and it runs great.
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post #6 of 11
Get the cheapest one. A 7900GS is much more powerful than a 7600GT, so it really comes down to how you will be using the card (what games you play and how you expect to play them).
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post #7 of 11
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ok cause i do game. so i guess i will go with one of the 7900 then. so i guess the xfx is the winner.
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post #8 of 11
XFX is selling a reference clocked board, while eVGA has a faster one. However, the extra 50MHz could be easily made up for by overclocking. I would go for the XFX just because it is cheaper.
 
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post #9 of 11
Try this, 149.99 no rebates (I hate rebates) etc + you should be able to pick it up at the local best buy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1155072371459

If you want to go with the rebate, this will save you shipping if paying with paypal.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...en-paying.html
post #10 of 11
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ok guys thanks for the help i will go with the xfx. That is a good price for a card at bestbuy but i hate dealing with best buy, after they lost my laptop and just lost my friends. I just try to avoid dealing with them. but thanks for the help.
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