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gouda96

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I don't know why, but...Deleware
i heard that some 9500 128mb cards can't be softmodded to 9700's, because they were built on 9500pro pcb instead of 9700 pcb.

I was wondering if anyone has bought, or knows where to buy, a 9500 that can be softmodded?

thanks
 

legendary

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I just bought a Sapphire 9500 non-pro from NewEgg. I was able to softmod it to a 9700. When you get the videocard, make sure it has the red pcb and the memory is in an "L" configuration.
 

cf79

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Re: ...

gouda96 said:
cool thx... i hoped newegg would be mentioned.

who needs pricewatch... everything is cheapest on newegg lol.:)

Every now and then, you'll find a seller who will blow newegg away. A couple months ago, GameVE beat Newegg on the 9500 by sixty bucks. Doesn't hurt to check pricewatch every now and then, but like others around here, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra just to get it from Newegg.
 
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gouda96

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Every now and then, you'll find a seller who will blow newegg away. A couple months ago, GameVE beat Newegg on the 9500 by sixty bucks. Doesn't hurt to check pricewatch every now and then, but like others around here, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra just to get it from Newegg.

Don't get me wrong... I always check price watch. Newegg is often not the cheapest on things that were just released... 2 weeks ago (5/16/03) p4 2.4's were like$30 cheaper on gameve.com, and my ocz 3700 was like $15 cheaper a stick on techmole.com. Although the other 20 components were cheaper on newegg.
 

Wolfeinstein

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new egg is not that cheap and they charge tax and shipping for most everything so after all is not that great.
 
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gouda96

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that is the most rediculous thing i have ever heard!

They are the cheepest about 95% of the time. Half the time they don't charge for shipping, or it is less than $5, and that is for 3 day shipping, maybe even 2 day (order in the morning, and get lucky... i live in ga, so doesn't happen often).

And they are kind of legally obligated to tax you in some way....so why you would say that is beyond me.