Should I buy an eVGA 7800GT CO SE for 170$?

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  1. Seongmin

    Seongmin Active Member

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    Someone offered to sell me their 7800GT CO SE for 170$ with all of the accessories and the invoice. Should I bite?!?
     
  2. Scythe224

    Scythe224 Master Guru

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    Hell Yeah Dont Wait For That Get It Now I Want It
     
  3. Seongmin

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    Just wondering, but the card has been registered to this owner. If I have the invoice and a bill of sale, will I be applicable for the warrenty as well if something were to go wrong?!?
     
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    chazly413 Maha Guru

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    If it has a Double Warranty, then yes. Ask for the model number. It should be like this 256-P2-N516-AX
     

  5. Seongmin

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    The model number reads exactly that. That means it has double warrenty even though it is from eVGA?
     
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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Go for the card it is a nice performer
     
  7. Seongmin

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    Btw, I got the X800 for 60$ and can still return it. Is the 110$ difference worth it?
     
  8. hshagel08

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    I think so because your getting a faster card with new technology.
    just my opinnion
     
  9. Royicus

    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    Well, look who is here.

    The 7800GT is a much better card then the X800. You don't specify what kind of X800 you have, but from the GTO to X800 XT PE, the 7800GT is a much better performer. Whether or not you should get it depends on if you can comfortably afford it. If you can, then I say go for it. Keep in mind though that your processor will hold you back. If you can overclock it, it should yield you better results should you get the card. Even if your RAM can't handle it, just throw it on a divider and push the CPU frequency up.

    $170 isn't a bad deal for the card. If I had the money and trusted the seller, I'd probably go for it.

    And as a side note, I'd probably try to sell that X800 since you can probably get more than $60 for it, depending on what kind it is.
     
  10. nathanstaples89

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  11. dudecat64

    dudecat64 Ancient Guru

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    Hell yeah do it. I payed alot more for both of my used bfg's when i bought them.
     
  12. fungry

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    go for it, and try sell your x800 for 80-100 USD, hopefully its in a good state :p. other then that, go for the 7800, it has newer technology and for 170 dollars, that is great. and when you incorporate the money you sold your x800, fantastic, your got it for like 100 dollars!\

    but mind you, your processor is going to be your bottleneck. Other then that, rampage over that thing.
     
  13. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    yea thats a great price for it
     
  14. Seongmin

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    I actually have an X800 Non-Pro that I got from Dell for 60$ after rebate. I decided to get the 7800GT, which is in excellent condition and is working fine. He is also going to try to unregister the card so that I can tomorrow.

    I have an AMD 3400+ that I'm going to throw into this machine. I'm also going to overclock it, hopefully to around 2.8+ ghz (the 2800+ does 2.52 and has the same stepping as the 3400+).
     
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  15. Royicus

    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    Sounds like a good deal for you. Non-Pro, I can't say that I've really heard of that. I'm not sure how much that would sell for, but I have a feeling you are proably just better of returning it to Dell.

    Enjoy your 7800GT. I was reading another thread of yours, and it seems like you've got your CPU overclocked pretty good. Is it stable (Prime95 overnight and 3d stable for the RAM), then I'd say you'll be good to go.
     

  16. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    hmm non pro X800

    12pp
    5vs
    700mhz DDR
     
  17. ultimate360

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    Go for it!!! :p
     
  18. Seongmin

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    My cpu is running at 2.48 Ghz. Is this enough to not bottleneck the card or should I utilize the 3400+ which is in my other rig?!?
     
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    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    I guess that is up to you. Kind of personal choice depending on what you use the other rig for, and what video card that has. *shrugs*
     
  20. Frag-master

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    get it man
     

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