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I just noticed my local shop has an MSI 7900gtx 512 on sale for $334. After further inspection, it looks like they have a 7900gt 256 marked with the wrong model number. I'm thinking about going in and seeing which card I'd actually walk out with. A lot of stores will honor mismarkings, so if that's the case, I'll buy 1 or 2 and sell them. (I don't want another 256mb card) Anyways, if anyone wants to try their luck, here's the link...

http://www.infotechnow.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=4252
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sweeeeeeeeeeeet
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The specs show 20 pixel pipelines... the only card that had that was the 7800GT
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Wow, that page is all over the place.
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yeah, someone is slacking at work
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36
The specs show 20 pixel pipelines... the only card that had that was the 7800GT
It also shows 256 mb of memory, but if you look at the original model #, it's MSI's 7900gtx 512. It's obviously an error, but I'll try to pick a few up for friend's upcoming builds.
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post #7 of 21
lol... what if they dun honor it? then i have one gt and a gtx

um... that's a big risk for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kool168
lol... what if they dun honor it? then i have one gt and a gtx

um... that's a big risk for me

if they don't give you a gtx just return it and tell them that the model number states gtx, tell them you want a gtx or a full refund including shipping. it's their fault they would have to do that. if they don't then report them to better business beuru (can't spell?).
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post #9 of 21
that is a sweet price. my friend was looking to get sli for his evga 7900gtx but that is msi.

you cant find a better price even if you wait for 6 months for prices to drop
post #10 of 21
The picture clearly shows its a 7900gt. computer vendors can be tricky. If these guys are reputable (or want to be) they will either pony up the right card or give a refund. It really depends on what shows up on the actual invoice.


Hmm, you click on buy and it still shows a 7900gtx. It will come down to their rep then. The better business bureau has pretty much zero weight against online retailers. The most they can do is send a letter and if they aren't a member of the bureau, the bureau can't list them as being in bad standing (its called slander. They can only post comments if you are actually a member and have signed their waiver). If the retailer wants to be a hardass, they can state that the picture clearly defined the product purchased and the rest was merely a typo.

If this was newegg or monarch, it would be a valid risk as they are concerned about their rep. Never heard of these guys.
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