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Well, i have a 7900gs xt, but im not a huge gamer, but I love to mod and SLI stuff. Anyway, I am thinking of trading or selling my 7900gs xt for a 8600gts. Everyone says the 8600gts is bad compared to the 7900gs xt, but I do not care, I want a chalenge!!!

Anyway, how do you think of the deal? a volt modded and a Zalman CU 700 cooler on a 7900gs xt for a 8600gts? Or should I also add in money to that too?

Thanks.

Edit: here is my redflagdeals post.
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post #2 of 10
I just got one. Time to see how it does with Source.

Now I own a 7900GS, 8600GTS OC, and I'm about to order an X1950XT 512mb.

Sadly, 8600's do not work with Mac's so I can't keep it in at all times, which is why I need to either have the X1950XT or 7900GS as well.

But I want a DX10 card. =\\
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sorry but what? I am trying to sell or trade my card, not to ask about your opinion on the 8600gts..... someone else?
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All sales must be done on the sale forum and you do not have adequete rep to post there. Posting here will get this thread locked fast.
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post #5 of 10
In before the lock. Try to get some rep, or you can alternatively go to www.heatware.com and sign up for a Heatware account.

Join Anandtech forums and you can try to sell your 7900GS there, but I'll warn you.

You better be willing to ship first to someone with 50+ heat or you'll never sell your card.

No one wants to sell to someone with no trading reputation and you have to do a few ship first deals to earn some credibility.

Good luck though, the 8600GTS is more of a sidegrade from a 7900GS but it does better than it in some games and you get the DX10 bonus.
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post #6 of 10
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it really isn't a sale, its more like a "guide" on explaining such if the deal is good enough and such. I don't want personal info based on ones experience of the 8600gts, just some knowledge on the card itself.

So it really does not fit on the sales section.

Also, I got heatware, once again, im not selling the card. I am not willing to ship to America either, so I am more then happy on RFD, as it is Canadian only. Thanks for the info that I do not need to know on a thread that is not based on selling but more on info.

Edit: for the knowledge, I AM selling the card, but not on here. I am trying to gain knowledge base on the difference of the 7900gs xt and the 8600gts, and if it is a worthy "exchange". I am also not dealing with any Americans, as I am dealing directly from Canadians and Canadian based company's. So thus, not being really a for sale page, and trying to communicate with you guys in "buy my card or trade", but simply asking a "tech" question. Since the both cards are Nvidia, then theoretically, I should be capable of posting this under "Nvidia" rather then ask a tech question in the "for Sale" page.

Thank you.
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post #7 of 10
7900GS is a DX9 card that is equal to the 8600GT, thats it plain and simple, the 8600GTS is slighty faster, but you said not for gaming, all 8600GTS come with HD decoaders, as for value on a 7900GS, well im not candian sorry, but in US bucks its worth about 120-130
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The 7900gs xt is hard to find here in Canada, actually, cannot be found at all. I know the 7900gs xt for AGP is over 260, so theoretically, 180 is fine, and the 8600gts isnt that too far off either.

But yeah, so being that its dx10, it should be worth a bit more eh? thx.
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The 7900gs xt is hard to find here in Canada, actually, cannot be found at all. I know the 7900gs xt for AGP is over 260, so theoretically, 180 is fine, and the 8600gts isnt that too far off either.

But yeah, so being that its dx10, it should be worth a bit more eh? thx.
AGP cards at least over here are always more expensive, with a 1950pro agp costing close to 300 and the 6800GT still goes for 180 lol
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I want this thread to die, and everyone move to the other one........

yeah, i dunno why, but I still think I should be able to get the 8600gts, as here in Canada, a brand new, unmodified (hey, i put my heart and soul into it for noobs) and it goes for almost 200. But is cheap after mail in rebates, which I still yet to get mine from XFX.....
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