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8600gts in local shop a week ago

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DrunkenMafia, Apr 13, 2007.

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    Get this, I go down to my local pc shop 2day for a look and lone behold they have about 6 of the 8600gts video cards for sale on the shelf, in proper boxes from BFG, I ask how much they are and he says 370. He then tells me that they got them in on monday...

    I didn't even think it was out yet.... :confused:
     
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    yeah i thought 370 was a little steep even for australia. Considering the bench marks it was getting...
     
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    sounds like they need to stop spending all this money on advertising, and focus more on product.. I dont like how they pay game companys off to say "works better with nVidia!".

    ohwell it helps them get more sales anyway... not trying to be a big fanboi, I do give the 8800gtx the respect it deserves for working so much better than past gens where they chose fps over image quality.
     
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    More than the 8800gts. While it performs worse... good move nvidia...
     
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    OOOh Does that mean we will get R600 First too.... :D

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    AFRICA... who da fook is going to need one of those over there, just coz it may look like a gun doesn't mean it is :)
     
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    SERIOUSLY 8600GTS?????? I WANT ONE!!!!!! AWW $370:(:(:( DID THEY HAVE THE LOWER RANGE?????8500gs? 8300gt?
     
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    Haahaa I was wondering when you were going to reply to that Josh.. I knew you were waiting for one...

    How surprised do you think i was walking into a crappy pc shop in cairns and finding one!! :eek:
     
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    lol! I thought they were ages off coming to shops in US let alone Australia first and now! $370 is a rip for 8600gts I think coz 8800GTs is cheaper and better, I'm not sure wether to consider a 8300 or 8500 series or just use X1650 Pro for now. X1650 Pro isn't so bad that I wish I had a new video card and usually like to wait untill I do wish that before I get one. Mabey if 8300 or 8500 series cards are well priced.
     
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    Fingers crossed that 8300's and 8500's are cheap. lol.
     

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