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88800GTS for $213 on EVGA Step Up Program.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by 1Strive, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. i_am_mustang_man New Member

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    GTS!!! What am I made out of MONEY!?:twitch:

    I am saving my money other than this one purchase for the rest of this year. I just went on a month long vacation and the holidays are coming up too. I need to stay in the red and not get into the black, cause that wouldn't be fair to my wife and son.

    8800 GTS will be good enough for me!:respect: :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect:

    Later,
    1STRIVE
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    Ah crap man, I think you live in my podunk town. My address is a virtual black hole as far as ups is concerned. Fix it please. :cry:
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    HeavyH20, your system is like...God...but one question. Why didn't you just buy the E6600 and overclock it?
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    Dudes!!! eVGA just emailed me and said my request is being processed!!!

    I sent them my reciept for my old card and they are sending me a responce w/ my bill and directions on where to send my old card. The Post Offices is clsosed though! :banghead:

    I guess I will mail it off monday.

    I will keep ya'll posted on the rest of this exciting process.:pimp:

    Later,
    1STRIVE

    Copy of eVGA e-mail...
    Dear John,

    EVGA is happy to announce that your Step-Up product, 640-P2-N821-AR, is
    ready for processing. At this point
    you must fax in a copy of your purchase receipt to 714-528-4501 for us
    to confirm against your current Step-Up information.
    Make sure to include your name and serial number with the fax, mail, or
    email. To mail your invoice in send it to:
    ATTN: Step-Up Request (Add your name and serial number)
    2900 Saturn Street Suite B
    Brea, CA 92821

    Or, you may also email us an electronice invoice/receipt at
    StepUp@evga.com.

    Once that information has been approved we will contact you and let you
    know that you may pay for the Step-Up.
    If your current information does not match your receipt then we will
    contact you to let you know that we will
    be adjusting your price accordingly. If you have any questions you can
    email stepup@evga.com.

    Thank you,
    Joe Darwin
    EVGA Marketing
    stepup@evga.com
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2006
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    Youll probably want a new processor if you want real performance out of those cards.
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    2nd time in this thread you have made a comment about guys cpu's not being up to a G80. So what are you running in your rig? :confused:
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    I am choosing to ignore flamers.
    Thanks for taking that one, GLD.

    Here it is...
    [​IMG]

    w00t

    So I ship my old card on Monday and get the new one soon.

    eVGA is da bomb.:respect:

    Later,
    1STRIVE
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    nice card man ;)
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    Anyways, who cares about Vista? plenty of time to save up for Vista in order to get the full benefit of DX10, cause.....erm.....there aint non yet, and who says the first few out are gonna be that good anyways? Unless of course you dont care about gameplay and are just gonna buy crap games because they look good.

    In this case....kind of apt new avitar I found!
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    mind sharing it your best friend here? :D
    :twitch: sh$t i forgot i don't have the mommy-board for it.. :cry:
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    I will refer any comments or questions of this nature to TPU's Review Section, where Wizzard has a nice rewview of the G80's new tech and how it is better.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/G80/

    "But even without DirectX 10 it is safe to say that the GeForce 8800 GTX is the fastest DirectX9 card on the planet."

    Later,
    1STRIVE
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    I think you misunderstood my quote, someone earlier was saying that Vista was exspensive and without it there is no point in getting the 8800, I was pointing out that there are no Vista ready DX10 games at the moment so who needs Vista today to see the benefit of the card, as you rightly say.....and I didnt say any different, the 8800 series are today the fastest consumer cards on the planet, and some would beleive (I don't know so won't pass comment) that when ATi brings out its next gen cards they will struggle to compete in D10 in any case, but we will have to wait and see about that one.
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    I got your post confused w/ someone else.

    I agree w/ you. I thought you was one of the negative guys, but you aren't/weren't.

    Sorry,
    1STRIVE
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    Cuda

    Compute Unified Device Architecture or CUDA only in 8800 Series cards from nVidia.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/11/08/geforce_8800/page11.html

    One more reason to go to 8800.

    ================================================================
    Here are some DX10 pics that to me look like DX10 renderings of my wife.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy,
    1STRIVE
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2006
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    GTS vs GTX = 25% Difference in Everything.

    What to buy, the GTS or the GTX? Well whatever floats your boat budget wise I'd say. Obviously the GTS will offer you more bang for your bucks. But the performance differential between the two cards is roughly 25%... what a coincidence...

    25% less performance
    25% less streaming processors
    25% smaller price tag of a GTX
    And that's also the price differential .. 599x0.25=149 bucks. And since the GTS is exactly 150 cheaper, it's a proper match.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/27/

    Enjoy,
    1STRIVE
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    Your wife must be pretty hot then :D
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    the 1sty one has worse quality than the second ;)
    especially necks and cheeks
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    Second one is lower res. I will fix it later by posting the higer res one.

    And yes, Casheti, my wife is very hot.

    Thanks,
    1STRIVE
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    Damn, she must be.
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    Looks a bit like my daughter actually!
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    Sorry I guess that was the high qual one.

    Anyway, I sent off my 7900GT KO to eVGA for my Step Up today.
    So in a few weeks I should have my 8800GTS.
    For now I will be using a friend's 1600xt (or whatever it's called.)

    Later,
    1STRIVE
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    Very nice! and despite what some people have said, it's still gonna fly. It's right about to get the best you might need a really fast system but the REAL way to see the performance of the card is to compare it with your old 7900Gt on your existing system, either way its gonna be fast! let us know how you get on with it and some 2005 scores please.

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