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Old 20-10-06, 11:57 AM
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7900GTX performance, 7800GS price -- 7900GTO

As some of you may know I picked up a 7900GTO recently to replace my 7600GT (not a bad card, but just not quite powerful enough). Anyhow, the 7900GTO is just a relabled 7900GTX from eVGA (old stock, original 7900GTX's). You can get the 7900GTO in the states for about $250... Yes $250! 7900GTX's are still selling for $425-480!!! eVGA downclocks the memory speed from the factory, but that doesn't mean squat. I popped in my new card, installed Coolbits, and instantly achieved a stable overclock of 725/800(1600) which is faster than a 7900GTX for $200 more. My first run through on 3dMark05 produced a result in the low 12,000's

This is a must-have card, and if you have dual PCI-E slots I recommend u buy two of these cards before you can't get them any more because Newegg is selling a boatload of these puppies.

GO BUY ONE NOW! ----------> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065

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Old 20-10-06, 12:00 PM
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Very nice card very nice price
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Old 20-10-06, 12:02 PM
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I can barely understand how they can get away with selling it so cheap compared to the 7900GTX when it literally is just a relabled GTX with downclocked memory. Absolutely nuts!
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Old 20-10-06, 12:05 PM
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They are available at http://www.overclockers.co.uk aswell
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Old 20-10-06, 12:45 PM
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They are available at [url]http://www.overclockers.co.uk[/url'] aswell
nice, but isnt that the site that everyone tries to stay away from?
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Old 20-10-06, 12:48 PM
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Old 20-10-06, 01:39 PM
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why? overclockers.co.uk is one of the best places in britain for buying pc hardware, i got my entire pc from there, and they accidently sent me a gig of DDR400 insted of some artic silver, i didnt complain
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Old 20-10-06, 02:14 PM
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very nice, free is always good

I've just seen too many people with complaints about the shop... price gouging, service etc.

I thought the claims were a little exaggerated until I experienced the same lack of customer service, being condescended to, lack of knowledge and blatant lies.

I was returning a faulty DFI Expert board as it refused to work with an X2 4400 and 2GB of OCZ Platinum EB mem. I phoned the shop and was told that they would check the board for me the next day.

Next day, I drove all the way down to Stoke from Merseyside with the mobo, memory and CPU, in the hopes of getting some resolution to the problems.

When I arrived at the shop, the guy behind the counter started to tell me that there was no way that they would have offered to check the board while I wait and tried to fob me off.

The staff speak to you like sh*t and try to blame anything else apart from the product they sold.

Finally after 10 minutes of explaining that I had driven all the way down from Merseyside, and telling two different guys that I had been told to bring the board in, bla, bla, bla. they agreed (reluctantly) to look at the parts.

The so-called tech guy in the back even had to phone DFI just to find out how to set the damn board up - DUH!!!

After waiting for 4 hours, the guy tried telling me there was a problem with my CPU and not the board, yet the CPU worked fine in an ASUS board they had there and yet the guy refused to try it in another DFI Expert.

*note* the CPU is still in my AMD rig on a DFI Venus doing 2750MHz 1 year later... hmmm, broken CPU, methinks not

Eventually I ended up leaving the shop without a mobo since they would not check a different Expert board

I knew my CPU and memory to be working fine as I had only switched boards and they ran perfectly back then in a DFI SLi-D and still run great today.

Basically, yeah if your stuff works from them, then great

But there are an awful lot of unhappy (ex)customers after having to go through the nightmare of returning something and dealing with their lousy staff and even worse attitudes.

They're all nice n friendly when they think you're going to be getting out your wallet, but try to return anything and you're the spawn of satan.

*puts soapbox away*
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Agreed with Pyr0 - they're RMA process sucks and they're attitude is appalling
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Old 20-10-06, 02:26 PM
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Yep another disgruntled customer here. I stopped ordering from them after the problems I had a while back - their attitude plain sucks.
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