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Sorry to those continuing to stumble on this thread, the 8800 gtx has long since moved on and I simply forgot to update.

I think there is a thread here about helping another member build a computer. He might be able to use such a card.

To any takers: BFG support is lifetime and even though they are out of the video card business now, they will still honor any issues. I bought a BFG off from eBay and they had no trouble even though I had no store receipt, etc.

I doubt they'll honour any card where the cooler has been replaced.

Scratched wrote:

I doubt they'll honour any card where the cooler has been replaced.

Don't know about BFG, but I know EVGA does.

Is that better than my NVidia GeForce 7300 LE? If so - i would love to take that off your hands.

SallyNasty wrote:

Is that better than my NVidia GeForce 7300 LE? If so - i would love to take that off your hands.

Significantly.

garion333 wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Is that better than my NVidia GeForce 7300 LE? If so - i would love to take that off your hands.

Significantly.

Let's see, how do we quantify the difference here... That jump should be about like going from a PS1 straight to the PS3.

Will Sally have a sufficient power supply to utilize it? That's the question.

breander wrote:

I think there is a thread here about helping another member build a computer. He might be able to use such a card.

Thanks for the heads up but (as you're likely aware now) they've changed this to an effort to buy Edwin a laptop, so no need for this card.

trueheart78 wrote:

Will Sally have a sufficient power supply to utilize it? That's the question.

This is an important question, for reference Sally I've been using "Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan" with no issues. I believe the key factors are 1) Enough watts for this card +rest of your system. 2) Two 12V rails, with.. I forget how many amps you need across those. *Edit* "BFG wants a 450w psu with 30 amps on the 12 volt." (taken from another forum, if anyone here knows better feel free to correct it)

My power supply is only 305W:(

I am, however, planning on building a new computer with my tax returns.

SallyNasty wrote:

My power supply is only 305W:(

I am, however, planning on building a new computer with my tax returns.

That probably won't cut it. Those 8800's were energy hogs. They need at least 26amps on the +12v rail and I'm willing to bet that yours sits somewhere around 16 or 18amps.

But you could always hold onto the card until you get a new power supply, though if you're building a new rig then the 8800 (even the GTX version) is kinda outdated.

Yeah, if you're building new, just buy something like a 460. The 8800s were awesome cards at the time, but they've been pretty thoroughly eclipsed at this point.

Malor wrote:

Yeah, if you're building new, just buy something like a 460. The 8800s were awesome cards at the time, but they've been pretty thoroughly eclipsed at this point.

Which is why I upgraded Still, a little amusing that I can't even give the 8800gtx away

krev82 wrote:
Malor wrote:

Yeah, if you're building new, just buy something like a 460. The 8800s were awesome cards at the time, but they've been pretty thoroughly eclipsed at this point.

Which is why I upgraded Still, a little amusing that I can't even give the 8800gtx away :P

I'd actually like it, but unfortunately I haven't even turned my once-a-gaming-PC on in months. It's got a 320mb 8800GTS in it, otherwise, I'd be all over that

Those things were such incredible power hogs that not very many people can use them without special supplies.... in many ways, that generation of cards is a lot of what kickstarted the whole "huge power supply" business. Current cards almost never pull more than 18A.

Anyone who's reading T&H regularly, btw, is probably already well past the 8800GTX level. You might want to mention it over in Everything Else -- non-techheads may be very happy to get it. Just make sure to have them check in with us to be sure they have enough power supply.

If all else fails, you can always put it on Craigslist. It'll go, I promise.