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post #11 of 25
You can't unlock the PCI Express version of the 6800GS.

The 7600GT or 7800GT would be your best bets.
post #12 of 25
ah crap, nvm

go for a 6800GS
post #13 of 25
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What if I go for an eVGA 6800GS now, sell my 6600GT right after I recieve the 6800, then use the money from the 6600GT for the step-up program. I should get a little over $100 or so for the 6600GT. Would that be enough to get me a 7900GT?

Just checked the eVGA site, and they price the 6800GS at $269. I can get it on Newegg for $169. I could get that, sell my 6600GT, then upgrade to a 7900GT for about $40 and have enough left over for a good cooler! This is my best option, right?
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post #14 of 25
it all depends on how much they sell the 7900gt for on evga's website unfortunately because i wanted to step up also, itll probably cost you a little bit more than that
    
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post #15 of 25
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I just checked the site. They have the 6800GSs for $269 ($169 on Newegg) and they have the 7900GTs for $299. I could get the GS, then upgrade as soon as I sell my 6600GT. I just hope these prices stay the same for the next week or so.
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post #16 of 25
but with the step-up you have to tell them how much you paid for it
    
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post #17 of 25
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Do they require receipts or anything? If not, I just say I payed full retail of $269 and I get the 7900 for $31 more plus shipping.
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post #18 of 25
i wish it was that easy im pretty sure they require a receipt or invoice again lol i thought i could pull the same thing with my superclock that they sell for 289$ and get a 7900 or 7600gt
    
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post #19 of 25
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I'll do an "I lost my receipt." Say I bought it from Best Buy or something...I dunno, but I bet I can figure out a way to do it.
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post #20 of 25
good luck to you on that one..and if it works....i might try the same thing lol.
    
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