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Well, i bought my 8800gts 320mb off ebay and i got screwed royally. The member no longer is registered and XFX won't touch it with a barge pole since RMA requests must go through official resellers.

So... bearing in mind the soon to be GTX280/260 and the 4 series Radeons, i need something to tide me over that is of equal performance or slightly better than my 8800gts 320mb.

Max budget £140 from a reputable seller

I was contemplating on just getting a Xpertvision Geforce 9600gt Sonic 512mb for £97 until the next gen models come about (which, might be soon). Is this card any better than my gts 320?
Edited by 98uk - 6/11/08 at 5:56am
post #2 of 41
The decent options are 8800GT / 8800 GTS 512 / 9600GT
Pick the one u can afford
post #3 of 41
Not sure what the story over there. 8800GT is getting cheaper here. I would go for 8800GT if the price is right.
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Following a rather disastrous bank balance, budget dropped.

Is there really a big difference between a 8800gt and a 9600gt performance wise?
post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
Following a rather disastrous bank balance, budget dropped.

Is there really a big difference between a 8800gt and a 9600gt performance wise?
Not massive but it would be noticable.

The 9600GT @ stock performs about on par w/ a HD3870.
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Following a rather disastrous bank balance, budget dropped.

Is there really a big difference between a 8800gt and a 9600gt performance wise?
Here's a cheaper one: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...)%20-%20Retail

You aren't gonna run away from the GTS, are you?

Don't forget, the GTS comes with a dual slot cooler. Many GT users have reported high temps due to insufficient single slot cooling. It's worth the extra money.
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This one:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=692661

You will also get the 3 month eVGA step up plan if you want to go onto the new series later on.

Its also a fair bit better than your old GTS 320 and nicely under budget for you. Don't forget its also the superclocked model so is a bit faster at stock .
Edited by The_Rocker - 6/11/08 at 6:23am
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post #9 of 41
You can't go wrong with this 8800GT:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135258

Only £111 and I can pretty much max any game at 1680x1050 as I've got the same one.
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I think my deal is better as eVGA has an amazing RMA service and step up.
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