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    What do you think of this 8800gts?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...nov-88gts3&P=1

    It looks like one of the standard budget Plait/xpert vision/galaxy ones but at £175.07 and with a lifetime warranty from Novatech.

    Anyone had any experience with these lower cost cards?


    Now I've had to use novatech's rma before, I got my current 6800LE from them and although it was listed as novatech brand when I got it originally, what arrived was a LeadTech card.
    However it actually had duff memory which I discovered after an hour of play, I phoned them up the next day and got the card RMA'd without hassle.

    Just wondering if my overdraft can take another £175

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    Certainly looks fine, a good ol' stock 8800GTS, nothing wrong with that. Lifetime warranty is a nice cherry on top Even more of a bargain if you take a trip to their shop / warehouse to get it. Don't be suprised if you receive what seems to be a branded card though, they often do that much like your 6800LE, for example:

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...html?NOV-86GTS

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    Well, you can get a BFG overclocked card for £185.73 including delivery from ebuyer (or Scan when it's on 'Today Only'). This also comes with a lifetime warranty.

    So something to bear in mind.

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    That BFG is nice.

    also another great novatech rebrand http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?NOV-79GS you can see the word "winfast" on the hs&f which is LeadTek again

    Although from that picture the 8800GTS has got the novatech logo on the fan hub.

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    Got an e-mail from EVGA's european support guy the other day that said EVGA only gave a 10-year warranty in Europe, as they weren't allowed to give more than that under EU regulations... could have been talking boffocks as all RAM has lifetime, doesn't it.....!?

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    No most of them are actually 10year warranties, as in 10years time they would be totally obslete anyway. And the companies will probably no longer exist anyway.

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