It's not fair! Graphics cards are so much cheaper in the US!
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Hi guys,

I've often noticed how many people go on about just spending a little extra from one graphics card to another, while this is perfectly understandable in your relevent country, in mine that difference in price could be ridiculous.

Just for comparison - the new GTX480 1.5gb Graphics card - regardless of brand - in America is around $500-00, in my country (South Africa - the people currently hosting the soccer world cup for those of you who don't know) the same card goes for around R6500-00 which is just over (USA)$860-00. I mean that's almost twice as expensive.

It really grates my cheese!

:angry:

**sorry just airing my thoughts - Is thera country where this price difference is worse?
Hi guys,



I've often noticed how many people go on about just spending a little extra from one graphics card to another, while this is perfectly understandable in your relevent country, in mine that difference in price could be ridiculous.



Just for comparison - the new GTX480 1.5gb Graphics card - regardless of brand - in America is around $500-00, in my country (South Africa - the people currently hosting the soccer world cup for those of you who don't know) the same card goes for around R6500-00 which is just over (USA)$860-00. I mean that's almost twice as expensive.



It really grates my cheese!



:angry:



**sorry just airing my thoughts - Is thera country where this price difference is worse?

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#1
Posted 06/15/2010 05:50 AM   
Without any effort google found a GTX 480 for under R5000.
I'm sure you can find an even better price if you shop around.
[url="http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3d-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-1536mb-gddr5-384bit-graphics-card-107.aspx"]http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3...s-card-107.aspx[/url]
Without any effort google found a GTX 480 for under R5000.

I'm sure you can find an even better price if you shop around.

http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3...s-card-107.aspx

#2
Posted 06/15/2010 06:41 AM   
[quote name='Stickywulf' post='1073654' date='Jun 15 2010, 08:41 AM']Without any effort google found a GTX 480 for under R5000.
I'm sure you can find an even better price if you shop around.
[url="http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3d-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-1536mb-gddr5-384bit-graphics-card-107.aspx"]http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3...s-card-107.aspx[/url][/quote]


Trust me I've really shopped around, good find however! Only thing is, Is Ino3D REALLY a trustworthy brand??
[quote name='Stickywulf' post='1073654' date='Jun 15 2010, 08:41 AM']Without any effort google found a GTX 480 for under R5000.

I'm sure you can find an even better price if you shop around.

http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/inno3...s-card-107.aspx





Trust me I've really shopped around, good find however! Only thing is, Is Ino3D REALLY a trustworthy brand??

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#3
Posted 06/17/2010 07:23 AM   
[quote name='bigbouy' post='1074884' date='Jun 17 2010, 12:23 AM']Trust me I've really shopped around, good find however! Only thing is, Is Ino3D REALLY a trustworthy brand??[/quote]
Ino3D is definitely a great brand. i havent seen any in the US as far as the GTX 400 series. but ive always heard good things about them though through the forums and reviews.
[quote name='bigbouy' post='1074884' date='Jun 17 2010, 12:23 AM']Trust me I've really shopped around, good find however! Only thing is, Is Ino3D REALLY a trustworthy brand??

Ino3D is definitely a great brand. i havent seen any in the US as far as the GTX 400 series. but ive always heard good things about them though through the forums and reviews.

#4
Posted 06/17/2010 07:32 AM   
Thanks,

Great to know! What of these other unknown brands like Palit and Club3D - are they bad cards or is there no such thing seeing as they all the same card - just different manufacturers with possibly slightly cheaper components?

I've always been loyal to ASUS, but lately they're getting really expensive.
Thanks,



Great to know! What of these other unknown brands like Palit and Club3D - are they bad cards or is there no such thing seeing as they all the same card - just different manufacturers with possibly slightly cheaper components?



I've always been loyal to ASUS, but lately they're getting really expensive.

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#5
Posted 06/18/2010 05:51 AM   
[quote name='bigbouy' post='1075328' date='Jun 18 2010, 01:51 PM']Great to know! What of these other unknown brands like Palit and Club3D[/quote]
Unknown? I think Palit is Nvidia's largest single customer for graphics chips.
They are the OEM for many brand and absolutely huge in Asia.
[quote name='bigbouy' post='1075328' date='Jun 18 2010, 01:51 PM']Great to know! What of these other unknown brands like Palit and Club3D

Unknown? I think Palit is Nvidia's largest single customer for graphics chips.

They are the OEM for many brand and absolutely huge in Asia.

#6
Posted 06/18/2010 06:35 AM   
[quote name='Stickywulf' post='1075340' date='Jun 18 2010, 07:35 AM']Unknown? I think Palit is Nvidia's largest single customer for graphics chips.
They are the OEM for many brand and absolutely huge in Asia.[/quote]

Yep, I have a palit gtx480 and had no problems with it at all.
[quote name='Stickywulf' post='1075340' date='Jun 18 2010, 07:35 AM']Unknown? I think Palit is Nvidia's largest single customer for graphics chips.

They are the OEM for many brand and absolutely huge in Asia.



Yep, I have a palit gtx480 and had no problems with it at all.

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#7
Posted 06/18/2010 05:40 PM   
I have had a Palit GTX 260 216 core card for over a year now with zero problems... :P

Nick

P.S. Just bought an EVGA GTX 480 SC for AUD$870 which is about US$760 (R5700).
Turns out anywhere not in the US has to pay a fair bit extra...
I have had a Palit GTX 260 216 core card for over a year now with zero problems... :P



Nick



P.S. Just bought an EVGA GTX 480 SC for AUD$870 which is about US$760 (R5700).

Turns out anywhere not in the US has to pay a fair bit extra...

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#8
Posted 06/20/2010 06:10 AM   
*Double Post*
*Double Post*

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<b>Processor:</b> Intel Core i7 920 D0 (4Ghz) <b>Motherboard:</b> ASUS P6T

<b>Memory:</b> 6GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston) <b>Graphics:</b> GTX 260 (216 cores, physX); EVGA GTX 480 SC

<b>OS:</b> Win7 Home Premium 64-bit / Vista Home Premium 64-bit

<b>Hard Disks:</b> 750GB + 500GB <b>Tower:</b> Antec 'Twelve Hundred' Gaming Tower

<b>Monitors:</b> 24" ACER GD245HQbd 120Hz 1920*1080 + 22" widescreen LCD 1680x1050

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#9
Posted 06/20/2010 06:10 AM   
[quote name='Dr Nick' post='1076248' date='Jun 20 2010, 02:10 PM']Turns out anywhere not in the US has to pay a fair bit extra...[/quote]
Or they can shop around for a better price.
[url="http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=evga%20gtx%20480"]http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi...vga%20gtx%20480[/url]

MSY had GTX480 on special last week for $550 - taking into account the exchange rate this is cheaper than most people in US are paying.
[quote name='Dr Nick' post='1076248' date='Jun 20 2010, 02:10 PM']Turns out anywhere not in the US has to pay a fair bit extra...

Or they can shop around for a better price.

http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi...vga%20gtx%20480



MSY had GTX480 on special last week for $550 - taking into account the exchange rate this is cheaper than most people in US are paying.

#10
Posted 06/20/2010 07:13 AM   
Or you can learn to read before replying. I got the superclocked edition...
Or you can learn to read before replying. I got the superclocked edition...

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<b>Processor:</b> Intel Core i7 920 D0 (4Ghz) <b>Motherboard:</b> ASUS P6T

<b>Memory:</b> 6GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston) <b>Graphics:</b> GTX 260 (216 cores, physX); EVGA GTX 480 SC

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#11
Posted 06/20/2010 07:27 AM   
$530 US for superclock 480gtx

[url="http://www.revolutionpc.net/store/Evga-Fermi-GeForce-GTX-480-Sc-Video-Card.html"]http://www.revolutionpc.net/store/Evga-Fer...Video-Card.html[/url]
$530 US for superclock 480gtx



http://www.revolutionpc.net/store/Evga-Fer...Video-Card.html



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#12
Posted 06/20/2010 07:33 AM   
That's not an aussie site. I'll admit though. I could have gotten it as cheap as roughly AUD$800 but I bough the acer 3d monitor and some other stuff as well. Only 1 store had it all.

Nick
That's not an aussie site. I'll admit though. I could have gotten it as cheap as roughly AUD$800 but I bough the acer 3d monitor and some other stuff as well. Only 1 store had it all.



Nick

Twitter: @Dr_Inkduff

<b>Processor:</b> Intel Core i7 920 D0 (4Ghz) <b>Motherboard:</b> ASUS P6T

<b>Memory:</b> 6GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston) <b>Graphics:</b> GTX 260 (216 cores, physX); EVGA GTX 480 SC

<b>OS:</b> Win7 Home Premium 64-bit / Vista Home Premium 64-bit

<b>Hard Disks:</b> 750GB + 500GB <b>Tower:</b> Antec 'Twelve Hundred' Gaming Tower

<b>Monitors:</b> 24" ACER GD245HQbd 120Hz 1920*1080 + 22" widescreen LCD 1680x1050

http://bit.ly/Bluesteel

#13
Posted 06/20/2010 08:44 AM   
yeah... for a regular gtx480 i pay a [u]extra 160$[/u] here in Portugal!

i already sent a e-mail to evga usa!

i hope it get to Mr Han ears.. either way i heard Mr. Han is going directly be involved in EVGA europe finally.. may be something will change around here...
yeah... for a regular gtx480 i pay a extra 160$ here in Portugal!



i already sent a e-mail to evga usa!



i hope it get to Mr Han ears.. either way i heard Mr. Han is going directly be involved in EVGA europe finally.. may be something will change around here...

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#14
Posted 06/26/2010 09:03 PM   
Well i guess living in the U.S does have some benefit after all.I could'nt imagine having too pay that much more per card.
Well i guess living in the U.S does have some benefit after all.I could'nt imagine having too pay that much more per card.

#15
Posted 06/27/2010 01:36 AM   
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