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    Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    XFX launches a heavily-overclocked GeForce GTX 260, but will the pricing be a millstone too heavy to bear?
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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    This doesn't have a place in the market, it will only appeal to XFX fan boys or people who don't shop around and buy any old things that look exciting.

    XFX have wasted time and effort in this product....

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    The 9800 GTX already etails for less than £160 on aria.co.uk
    whereas the HD 4870 doesn't sell for less than £180.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    It does provide very good performance for much less than the GTX280, but at nearly £300 it looks very unappetising standing alongside the HD4870 which at £200 provides good framerates on all of today's games. I would argue that the HD4850 is the one to go for since it too provides playable framerates on every game and in future you could pair 2 in CrossFire for higher performance than the GTX260, at less than half the price! The 9800GTX+ could change things though, there's a lot of food for thought...

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Quote Originally Posted by strengthofmind View Post
    The 9800 GTX already etails for less than £160 on aria.co.uk
    whereas the HD 4870 doesn't sell for less than £180.
    You can currently get an XFX 9800GTX from Scan for £130 although they are out of stock. You can also find an HD 4870 for £180 on Ebuyer, and other sites have them for £185.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    The review was written with GTX pricing at £179, which was correct yesterday.

    I'll update it as soon as more lower pricing comes into play.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    You can get this card on scan today only for £170.38 now, a real bargain I reckon!
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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciber View Post
    You can get this card on scan today only for £170.38 now, a real bargain I reckon!
    XFX are usually **** though The Leadtek one was on today only for £164 before I'm sure it'll be back sometime.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Whats bad about em, support, quality? 2 year warranty isnt bad. Surely it wouldn't be worth Scan's time selling bad product due to hassles with returns etc.
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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciber View Post
    Whats bad about em, support, quality? 2 year warranty isnt bad. Surely it wouldn't be worth Scan's time selling bad product due to hassles with returns etc.
    Their older cards died alot (nearing the end of their warranty and quite some after), and after that most people tend to stay away. Also I've read tales where they are real stringent on their RMA's and such (signs of overclocking etc)

    I just find BFG, EVGA and other manufacturers better. I've yet to hear a praise for XFX cards or their support so.. yeah.

    Also Scan stock EZ-Cool PSU's

    You'd never think they would what with all the other good stuff they stock but they do. Not all good products in the shop

    and we don't know why they still have them either.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    personally i prefer BFG, their support and warranty is just unmatchable! Lets just hope they stick with Nvidia and don't turn to the dark side!!!!!!

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    I've yet to hear a praise for XFX cards or their support so.. yeah.
    XFX have been extremely helpful with me when it came to support issues. My card died about 6 months out of warranty (which I wasn't happy about), but within 2 weeks of raising the issue with XFX support, I had sent the card to them and received a replacement when they couldn't fix the original (also the replacement was a better card than I sent them as they couldn't do a like for like).

    In fact it's precisely because I had such a good experience with their customer services that I'm tempted to stick them when I build my new PC instead of going for a slightly cheaper ATI card of similar spec.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzo View Post
    XFX have been extremely helpful with me when it came to support issues. My card died about 6 months out of warranty (which I wasn't happy about), but within 2 weeks of raising the issue with XFX support, I had sent the card to them and received a replacement when they couldn't fix the original (also the replacement was a better card than I sent them as they couldn't do a like for like).
    What card went faulty and what replacement did you get? There's been quite a few events like yours but the outcome was different where the end user was offered a partial refund which can't buy a card of similiar performance but maybe one on ebay for the price. Also another user just decided to get a GTX260 XFX card and it was giving high temps meaning the cooler was faulty or not placed properly, and like they say first impressions count

    Until I start hearing more praises for them I wouldn't be buying their cards, possibly if it's a stupidly good bargain but at normal prices I wouldn't.

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    Re: Hardcore GeForce GTX 260 action. XXX from XFX

    It was a 6800GT AGP card that failed, and it was replaced with a 7800 GT.

    It's been my only dealing with XFX in terms of support but it's been a very pleasant one.

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