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    SAPPHIRE Radeon X800 GTO² 256MB PCIe

    Evaluated as a purely default card, the SAPPHIRE X800 GTO² 256MB doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's priced at around £20 above a number of X800 GTOs that offer the same out-of-the-box performance. However, with a BIOS flash and some sensible overclocking, £150, the asking price for the retail version which includes both SAPPHIRE's TriXX utility and the choice of a top gaming title, begins to look very cheap indeed. Highly recommended to those not averse to a little tinkering.
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    looks lovely. only question is where do i buy one?

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    Very nice

    Looks like that'll be my next GFX card then

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    you can get it from microdirect, although i have heard some bad things about them

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    What is with the big difference between UK and US prices? newegg have it for $199/£112, yet here it's £128-£134 +VAT.
    Last edited by Nitestorm; 30-09-2005 at 03:12 PM.

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    Looks nice, only for the enthusiast who can't afford much though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin2001
    looks lovely. only question is where do i buy one?
    You have a few choices:

    Tekheads: http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=605103
    Microdirect: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...0717&GroupID=0
    Overclockers: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...CI_Series.html (third up from the bottom)

    I recomend Tekheads over the others. They are being released on the 4th if I recall, 2 days before the big Ati X1XXX series release.

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    thanks - all i have to do now is see what the new ATI cards look like and make the final decision! sooo many choices, so few slots on my m/board....

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    Yeah that's what I'm waiting on, not quite sure yet though. Likely to be a 7800GT or a X1800XL, maybe a GTO2 if I'm low on cash at the time.

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    I'm just waiting for Scan to have these in stock and then it's buy, buy, buy!

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    Wow. I can see a budget gaming system with oc opteron 144 plus 1 (or 2) of these unlocked and oc'd puppies on an express 200 board. mmmmmn loverly.
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    hmmm, noone has these in stock apart from overclockers, and they are pricy,
    nice review as well

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    Tekheads should have them in sometime this week!

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    tis the end of the week and no-one seems to have any, only OcUk with an OEM version, and I want the shiny retail box, Just hope they do appear fairly soon or i will have to pay real money for a fast graphics card

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    Overclockers.co.uk have the retail version in stock and on the 'this week only' offers (ie it's at the normal UK price for a week before the overclockers premium kicks in ).

    A price difference between us and the states of only 16 pounds on a ~130 pound product is nothing - especially when you consider the vast difference in market size.

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