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Deal: 8800 GT for $156.99 shipped at Newegg

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127329R

Very nice card with a dual slot cooler. Great deal. This is an Open Box card.
post #2 of 12
SLI for 300 bucks.... Nice!
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Originally Posted by gtpuser View Post
SLI for 300 bucks.... Nice!
Yep! Another reason not to buy the 9800GTX for the same price. (Sorry, had to. )
    
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open box--not the best idea. Twice I've gotten open-box items from newegg, and twice they haven't worked properly (one mobo had SO MANY problems it's not even funny...)
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
open box--not the best idea. Twice I've gotten open-box items from newegg, and twice they haven't worked properly (one mobo had SO MANY problems it's not even funny...)
Odd, I've gotten 5 open box items and all have worked. Guess it's just the luck of the draw.
post #6 of 12
If your going to SLI the only thing that has got to match is the series of graphics chip. So, and 8800GT will SLI with any other 8800GT. What you need to do is buy a 512mb card for slot one (or the 1gb card from Pailet[SP?]) and a 256mb card and save the extra money. Or you can spend that money on a pre-overclocked primary card that will force your second card to run at the same speed. I wouldn't put a secondary card stock @ 600 with an OCd card stock @ 700 exactly, but a balance somewhere in the middle-ish. This way your money works its hardest for you. The memory on-board the second card is not used in SLI mode.

Food for thought. I was wishing they would come out with a GTX with half or 1/4th the memory on-board for SLI set-ups. For that matter they could make a add-on cards with the absolute bare minimum (some memory is still used but not nearly as much) only for SLI.
This could be the subject of a great review.

(Check out EVGAs Dual slot option, then get the cooler by itself from their site and buy one of there 256 cards to put it on. That looks good too, for matching sake.)
post #7 of 12
okk....

Nice deal though!
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Originally Posted by wesmantx View Post
If your going to SLI the only thing that has got to match is the series of graphics chip. So, and 8800GT will SLI with any other 8800GT. What you need to do is buy a 512mb card for slot one (or the 1gb card from Pailet[SP?]) and a 256mb card and save the extra money.
While it's true you can SLI two graphics cards with different memory amounts, it would be unwise. In SLI, you're only able to utilize the amount of memory the lesser card has - total. So in the case above, the result would be 256MB available VRAM. That would be an utter waste of money, crippling the more expensive card.
    
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Regardless of one's thoughts on buying open box the title of this thread needs to say "Open Box" somewhere.

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Open box, wonder if the cooler will be attached?
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