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Who really makes this card and is it worth it?(genereic 8800GT on t3h cheap)

post #1 of 10
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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...12P-PB&cat=VCD

It's got what appears to be a "turbo" cooler, which I know from personal experience is a good cooler. Plus it's really really cheap. Like 3870 cheap, lol. BUT. It doesn't appear to be a name brand and is only supported thru geeks.com for 1 year.

Would it be worth it considering it's so cheap or what?
Edited by DesertRat - 5/17/08 at 3:00am
post #2 of 10
No, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150280

Same price, but from newegg (geeks has poor support), AND has a $30 mail in rebate. On top of that, it's from XFX which are decent.
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Id becarful with that might be a typo or somthing and really be a 8600gt id call and ask them maybe befor ordering.
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post #4 of 10
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wow. thx guys. lol. Are you like the only 2 ppl up and helping? lol. + rep to the both of ya and see ya back on my modem thread here in a sec, lol.

wasn't actually looking to but at this very moment but just looking around.
post #5 of 10
AWWW! I'm late for my help, was uploading a movie I'm going to post a link to on another thread. lol I recommended that card to someone who was asking if an ASUS 8800GT would be a good buy. You really can't go wrong with XFX, double lifetime warranty, and a Zalman cooler to keep the card at nice temps. Like we like to say in spanish, "Bueno, bonito, barato."
post #6 of 10
You can get an MSI 8800GT 512with a similar cooler for $159 after MIR...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252
Oh, that MSI has 4 pipes vs the 2 pipe at the geeks
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get the MSI card mentioned above...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
You can get an MSI 8800GT 512with a similar cooler for $159 after MIR...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252
Oh, that MSI has 4 pipes vs the 2 pipe at the geeks
I get an XFX card for that link
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post #9 of 10
I looked over the specs and the MSI card is looking pretty good. You are basically getting an overclocked GT with an After-market cooler for the price if not less than a stock evga card. I say this is a pretty good deal and the MSI has some pretty good reviews as well.





Specs comparison:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...page=2&bop=And
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Id becarful with that might be a typo or somthing and really be a 8600gt id call and ask them maybe befor ordering.
Why would it be an 8600GT? Why would an 8600GT be $160 before rebate (although you are right, the 8600GT Zalman looks just like it )? XFX makes 8800GT cards with Zalman coolers and that is it.

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