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    9800pro for 80quid worth it????

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
    seems very cheap and was thinking is it worth it?
    whats the difference between this and the 256mb version?
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    its not that cheap, about what it should be id say.

    difference between 128mb and 256mb on 9800's = nowt worth worrying about, by time you get to resolutions 256mb of ram is useful for textures the GPU has ran out of puff.

    it would make a nice upgrade from your 9600XT, not a marvellous jump, but a worthy one.

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    Hey Cougho

    Last time i looked, used 9800pros were £100+, so they've dropped £20 in a couple of months?

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    256MB will be a little better but only for a couple of games, as most dont use anymore than 128MB unless you go to really high resolutions 1600x1024 e.t.c.
    But as [DW]Cougho has said the GPU starts to struggle anyway.

    I know that with 128MB call of duty at extra high settings stutters a little but does not with 256MB

    So little games us the extra memory that it isnt worth the extra money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Hey Cougho

    Last time i looked, used 9800pros were £100+, so they've dropped £20 in a couple of months?
    yo man, yeah, they still command a respectable price considering how old they are.

    i sold my 9800 non-pro (flashed to pro) for £90 a good 2 months back, and that was a truely excellent price i got for it.

    it might be a bit on the cheap side, but consider:

    1. its off ebay
    2. its got an arctic cooler therefore any warranty remaining is up the spout.

    so all in all id say the price is about right.

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    Yeah but the arctic cooler unlocks far more potential than a stock cooler. Plus if your buying 2nd hand your not really looking for warranty... more of a bargain.

    If your using ebay make sure its from someone who has good feedback, otherwise if your not wanting to take risks for out an extra £50 for something that you get warranty with. Im selling my 9800 Pro for £95 inc pnp if your interested CMUK. Clocks right upto XT speeds, nearly 20k marks on 3d mark 2001 and 2k6 on 3dmark 05

    Let me know

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    hmmm chriswood ill add u to msn mate.u have a point tho we are looking for a deal not warrenty

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