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Just wondering what the general consensus is on these:

I have a lapped AMD 9950BE 125w (I have the stepping written down at home). This was able to run a very cool 23-28c idle/40c(ish) load @ 3.186ghz on my ASRock Motherboard with my Apogee GTZ. I'm sure a better board will be able to work this chip harder. This is my backup chip atm in case my playing around with the 940 kills it =)

I also have the 2 video cards in my sig that I'm considering selling. I'd like to jump up to SLI'd 260's. These are 3 month old PNY 9800 GT 1gig cards. I have not overclocked/overvolted these.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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8800GTs sell like hotcakes around here for ~$80-85. I don't know why people are suggesting anything less for the 9800GT.
 

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8800GTs sell like hotcakes around here for ~$80-85. I don't know why people are suggesting anything less for the 9800GT.
I think it may have something to do with the lower price point that the 9800's came out at. It makes them seem less valuable, though they're the same/better than 8800's. Feel free to correct me on that one.

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$110 shipped for the 9950
$80 shipped for the 9800GTs
 

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I think it may have something to do with the lower price point that the 9800's came out at. It makes them seem less valuable, though they're the same/better than 8800's. Feel free to correct me on that one.

Probably one of the rare cases of older technology being considered more valuable because of how well it performed at the time.


When new, the 8800GT was a beast for the price.

The 9800GT is almost identical, slightly better in fact, and the hardware is newer (tough to find a 'new' in box 8800GT) so I'd consider it more reliable. (If I had a choice between two cards, identical, one being 1 year old and used or one being one month old and used, I'd take the one month old hands down)

Really, it's just the worship for the 8800GT on these forums that makes people suggest that a slightly used 9800GT should sell for $10-25 less than what seriously used 8800GTs usually go for.
 

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Well, I may have a local buyer for the cards... I JUST got my 260s. The box is staring at me as I sit at my desk... 4....more...hours.... I agree on the CPU that it'll probably be about 110-100ish. Maybe 110, 100 to a folder w/ postbit. We'll see =)

Thanks again for the suggestions!
 
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