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I just ordered my new system parts on tuesday. In the lot, I ordered a Evga 8800gts 320mb. i was just looking on newegg and found a PNY 8800gts 640mb for $50.00 more.
Think its worth the return?
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post #2 of 21
PNY is decent.
post #3 of 21
eVGA > PNY.

They have excellent RMA service.
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post #4 of 21
PNY is an alright brand. I would suggest going with more reputable companies such as XFX and eVGA. Their warranties are much better along with great customer service.
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So just stick with the one I got. dont pay the extra $50.00 for twice the ram?
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post #6 of 21
I have owned a coupple of PNY products and they have been good for me. I would spring the 50 bucks for the extra ram, because the 320 will not perform that well in games with all the eyecandy on @ high resolutions. I think any DX10 game would also need a little more memory than 320.
post #7 of 21
I think that the $50 difference is worth going for. The card should last long enough before you replace it, the only thing I would be hesitant about is the customer service.
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whats wrong with the customer service?
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how long lasting are we talking? Dont want to spend that much if its crap. ide rather buy another evga later on for SLI
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by brherper View Post
I just ordered my new system parts on tuesday. In the lot, I ordered a Evga 8800gts 320mb. i was just looking on newegg and found a PNY 8800gts 640mb for $50.00 more.
Think its worth the return?
I've owned 4 PNY video cards, including my 8800, and haven't had a problem. For video cards, I pick the cheapest card for the model I want because all of them have warranties that will outlast the time I actually use the card. A lifetime warranty is kind of silly.

Edit: In response to your above question about quality, it's the same card, so don't worry.
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