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In less than a week since launch, Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GX2 has already dropped in price by almost 10 percent at some of the UK's top online retailers.

On launch day, the GeForce 9800 GX2 was sitting around the £435 (inc. VAT) mark and today, a few partner cards are sitting below the £400 mark.

Scan appears to be the retailer with the best range of products in stock, and also the lowest average price (discounting those with just one product in stock) at £404.78 including VAT. What's more, four of the cards that are available on Scan are currently sitting under the £400 mark and that includes the XFX card that we reviewed on launch day.

CCL, on the other hand, comes up trumps with the lowest-priced card in stock – BFG Tech's GeForce 9800 GX2, priced at an attractive £374.99 (inc. VAT). Ebuyer is listing Point of View's card at £360.00, but sadly the retailer has no stock available yet.

Overclockers UK is doing its usual with a massively cut-priced "OcUK" version that comes in a white box with just a one year warranty – this sits at a pretty incredible £352.49 (inc. VAT). Of course, it's not a full retail product and the warranty is very short, but almost 28 percent of polled bit-tech forum members are just after the card in a white box.





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Damn, I am already starting to regret getting bfg gts' instead of evga.

oh well
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If they drop much more i'm going to grab 2, along with a 780i, and a 1600W Ultra x3 (2x 8-pins).
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I paid £422 each for the EVGA models. Although this small drop was expected.
 
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If they drop much more i'm going to grab 2, along with a 780i, and a 1600W Ultra x3 (2x 8-pins).
dude 1600 watts?
    
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dude 1600 watts?
Haha, I like ultra products for their flex slim cables and being modular, the only PSU that has 2x 8-pin PCIs is their 1600W model, and I would need two if I got 2 of these. Its supposely rumored that you can't use a 6-pin to 8-pin converter with these cards.

After you use a ultra x3 PSU you don't go back.. The cables are just sooo nice (See sig)
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Haha, I like ultra products for their flex slim cables and being modular, the only PSU that has 2x 8-pin PCIs is their 1600W model, and I would need two if I got 2 of these. Its supposely rumored that you can't use a 6-pin to 8-pin converter with these cards.
The only issue with the 8pin is the retention clip on them, it simply needs cutting off. My PSU seems nicely equipped already, having dedicated 8pin PCI-E and 6pin to 8pin PCI-E.
 
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If they drop much more i'm going to grab 2, along with a 780i, and a 1600W Ultra x3 (2x 8-pins).
But that's a UK drop......
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OK, so they only cost 2 arms and a leg instead of 2 arms, a leg, and a kidney.
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But that's a UK drop......
Lolol. What about th north americans!
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