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I just bought two evga 9600gt's superclocked and at the time they were cheaper than the 8800's, you guys think I should step 'up' to the 8800's? I asked a sales guy at evga and he said all I would have to pay is shipping, which would be about $10 for me for the two cards. I bought one new on ebay and one new on newegg ($170), I could always rma the newegg one and step up the ebay one because I purchased it for $116. Any holes in my thought process?
Edited by smm298 - 6/11/08 at 11:33am
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Am I crazy, or should you definitely RMA the Newegg one and use the cash to step up to a single 9800 GTX with the cash you get back and SLI later?
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Am I crazy, or should you definitely RMA the Newegg one and use the cash to step up to a single 9800 GTX with the cash you get back and SLI later?
Not really an option for me at the moment because I can't return the one I just bought on ebay.
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OOOO. I think I misunderstood. The Ebay one is past the expiration date to register on EVGA/step-up?
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OOOO. I think I misunderstood. The Ebay one is past the expiration date to register on EVGA/step-up?
Oh, I suppose I could step up the ebay one, because it hasn't been registered yet, didn't think of that.. What are the benches of a 9600gtx vs 2x8800gt's?
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9800GTX > 2X8800GT

step up ebay one, get some cash
rma newegg one
front about $20-30

win
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Oh, I suppose I could step up the ebay one, because it hasn't been registered yet, didn't think of that.. What are the benches of a 9600gtx vs 2x8800gt's?
I think they are close when it comes to SLi becuase 9600GT scales a bit better.
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I think they are close when it comes to SLi becuase 9600GT scales a bit better.
I think I'll probably do that, and SLI the 9600gtx a year or so down the road.. thanks guys
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9800GTX > 2X8800GT

step up ebay one, get some cash
rma newegg one
front about $20-30

win


No way the 9800GTX is better than SLI'ed 8800 GT's.

You should just step up both 9600GT's for a pair of 8800GT's. It'll cost you $10, but you'll get a fair amount more performance.
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EVGA products must be purchased for a certified retailer to qualify for warranty or Step Up. Ebay does not count unless you bought it from like BestBay clearing out stock on Ebay.
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