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I built my rig about 2 months ago with the intentions of using evga's stepup to get a dx10 card...

My invoice says that I bought my evga 7950gt ko superclocked for $290 (although i bought it for $270 )

So is my best bet to get a 8800gts ($499 msrp on evga, but $400 on newegg) to use evga's stepup program? the cost will be $209+my card+shipping for the $499 8800gts... or do i have any other options that would cost me less?

If i could sell my vid card for $191+, I would actually be getting a better deal (since i could buy it from newegg for $400 instead of $499)... is this pheasable? What could I potentially sell this card for?

the date of my purchase was 10/30/06
so I have until 01/28/07 to make up my mind
post #2 of 13
I don't beleive eVga will let you use the step up program to go from a 7 series to an 8 series GPU..It's somewhere in the fine print on their site last I saw.
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i had this arguement in another thread and it turned out that you could.... but even then, no one really provided any proof one way or the other.... can someone provide proof of if it is or not?
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i wouldnt think you could do that...i dont think you could upgrade to the latest and greatest. but i could be wrong. just seems like they would want cash for there best card..?id have 2 have the whole situation exsplaned to me in detail...but maybe if you bought it before the 8 series came out...then maybe you might have somthing.
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From what I understand is it just has to be an upgrade to a higher dollar gpu. I may be buying the GTS, and then using it for a couple months, then exchanging it for the GTX if I feel I need the extra boost to play games @ 1920 x 1080.
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Sorry to get off topic...I assume you're building a new rig for that GTS my94r/t
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post #7 of 13
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so it turns out there is no problem with upgrading from 7x to 8x cards.... what should I be doing with this knowledge in hand guys?
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Bump? I am thinking of doing this aswell.
    
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EVGA absolutely allows you to Step Up to the stock 8-series cards. The new Superclock and ACS3 8-series are not available for Step-Up at this time. EVGA has updated their pricing. The 8800GTS is $439.99 while the 8800GTX is $619.99. The price you pay is: (New Card Price) - (Purchase Price after rebates) + shipping + applicable taxes.

@killa_concept: You can use the Step Up program for a GTS and pay about $170 more. Or... sell your 7950GT KO for like $230ish and put that towards a new card. You would need to spend another $170-180 for a $400 GTS. This would work out to be the same if you can sell your old card.
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Thanks Now...decisions decisions...
    
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