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Galaxy 8800GT, Still the Best Choice?

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Hey everyone, I've been waiting for quite some time to pick up an affordable video card. With the recent price drops, everyone's favorite video card, the 8800GT is finally within my price range. I've read nothing but good things about the Galaxy 8800GT, I heard it overclocks well and is quiet. Its current price is about $165 and shipping to the US is about $12, for a total $177. As I was shopping around, I noticed that both the XFX and EVGA 8800GT's are pretty close in price. I was just wondering which one brand I should pick, the $10 price difference doesn't really matter to me, so please pick the best card in terms of quality. I probably won't sell this card, so XFX's "double warranty" isn't a huge deal to me, and I don't really want to spend more money in the next couple months, so EVGA's step-up program isn't that huge a factor to me either.

Also-I think I know the answer to these questions, but I'll ask anyway. This is worth the $30 price difference between the 9600GT, right? And, the prices of the 8800GT's won't dip any lower than where they are now right?

Thanks everyone.
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i would say yes it is. for price you cannot get better.
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As of right now, I would say your best bet is still the 8800gt. Prices will be pretty stable and it is a great card. The vid card game is a constant waiting game - no matter how long you wait, so you will always lose in that respect. But if you want to buy now, I say get the 8800gt.
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Yes, the 8800GT will absolutely stomp the 9600GT. The brand is up to you though. eVGA and XFX both have lifetime warranties, so I would personally choose one of them myself. And since Galaxy is a new brand based out of some other country (forgot the exact country), good luck getting any warranty service from them. I would personally go for the one with the best warranty which would be the eVGA or the XFX (or BFG as well).
 
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The 8800GT is simply the best bang/buck card on the market. Go for it.
 
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Yeh go for it, and for that price!! Bargain! Cheapest I can find is around $260 here in the uk
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Cheap card now with the chance of something going wrong and not be covered (Galaxy aka KFA2) or a more expensive card that gives me peace of mind (XFX, EVGA)?

Decisions, decisions.

Probably XFX for me.
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Yes. It is worhty. I got the standard cooler one (not the aftermarket cooler) but still work fine. I got 13K on my E2xxx.
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I have that card and it has been great to me. I say buy it!
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