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#61
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Alright, I'm starting to have a bit of trouble finding this graphics card available, it doesn't seem to exist anymore...?

Everyone's advertising it, but nobody has it in stock, and then they ring their suppliers and can't get it in either. I've seen two websites take it down already :)

If I could get one, does it matter if it's 256 or 512 MB version? Is the 512 version better?

Any other suggestions if I can't get an X1950 Pro or a 7900GS? For around the $200-$250ish price, of course :) Considering I'm looking for an upgrade to my current Radeon 9550... :)
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HD2900GT or 8800GT.
The 8800GT is being released (NDA lifted) tomorrow at 6a.m. PST time. Someone got it out of a owner at the site I buy from.
The 512 version will be better, but only when you play at high resolutions, also the difference is minimal.
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Edited by james_8970, 28 October 2007 - 08:54 PM.

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These cards do not exist on the Australian market, and my guess is they won't for some time. If they are limited release versions (like the 2900 Pro was), then they most probably will never get here.
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They don't exist as the havn't launched yet.
Wait till tomorrow to see if something pops up, like I said, a very reliable source has confirmed that the card will release at 6a.m. tomorrow.
Because your in austrail it'll probably be tuesday.
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Should we not, then, be able to preorder? It currently is after lunchtime Monday here, so I'm guessing you mean in Australia by Tuesday your time - meaning probably Wednesday here. I'm still guessing they'll filter through in a month or so, like everything else...
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No tuesday your time, I starting to remember about your time differences.
It's currently under NDA, so no you should not be able to preorder it, if you can, Nvdia is going to delay the shipment to that location as a punishment.
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Punishment? :)

What have I done now? :)
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Punishment? :)

What have I done now? :)

You thought about buying a different card. :)
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http://wwp.greenwich...a/pacific-time/

Isn't this time passed already? I'm checking Newegg...
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No the time hadn't past when you checked.
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Here is a link to one of the cards where I buy my electronics.
http://www.ncix.com/...anufacture=ASUS
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Edited by james_8970, 29 October 2007 - 10:23 AM.

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So how does that help me over here?

I'm still looking for a X1950Pro, as those cards are around the same price as 8800GTS, so they're too expensive. It looks like I'm gonna have to order it from elsewhere and have it posted... :)
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Guess so, if you want some more tips on cards if you cannot find this one elsewhere in australia let me know.
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I'm looking for a graphics card, $200-250, in Australia, PCI-Express, Must play Oblivion nicely compared to my Radeon 9550, must be available (in stock).

If anyone can recommend any tips, cards, or sites, then please do. I'm really starting to get annoyed at the unavailability of stock here. I drove all around the coast yesterday (took a day off work) to find that no shop can even order in an X1950 Pro. If I have to get it posted, then I will.

I'm almost tempted to grab a 2600XT, I'm thinking that at least a) they're in stock; b) cheap; c) it would be an upgrade over the 9550...
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:) Okay well it's available but it's mighty expensive, another $100 over my budget :)

What brand is better: Leadtek, Galaxy, or Gainward? I'm leaning toward the Gainward, it's cheaper but I'm pretty sure they're a decent manufacturer...

And Inno3D is available, but they're just cheapies, can someone confirm this is not a good option? Or shall I take?
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