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Why is the Asus 1900-XTX more expensive than the others?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ozy, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. ozy

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    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

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    Location: Suffolk, UK

    Just curious on this one, had a scout through the X1900 series on OCUK and noticed that the Asus XT-X is nearly £25 more expensive than any of the other XT-X cards (near £400 instead of £375).

    Anyone know the reason for this? I assume its something to do with the software bundle, although no details of included software is specified on any of the cards.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/X1900_Series.html

    *edit* While I think of it, are any of the 1900 XT-X cards quieter than others? All the fans look pretty much the same going by the pictures, although the MSI one looks slightly bigger? may just be the angle though.

    Chris (ozy)
     
    Last edited: 25 Mar 2006
  2. MG42Maniac

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    Its because OcUK will look after the warranty saving customers the issues of having to deal with Asus, but due to that they have to charge a premium.
     
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  3. ACESHIGH

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    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    AFAIK, all X1900XTX cards are pretty much the same as produced to a stock design, same goes for the slightly slower X1900XT.

    Get the cheapest is generally advised by many.
     
  4. shrek2

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    If thats the case they should stop dealing with asus then.
     
  5. xolotl

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    Within the first year OcUK have to deal with the returns for all cards, its the law. If there's some sort of extended warranty on them then that may cause the price hike.

    Asus stuff generally is expensive, especially their graphics cards. I don't know why, its just an expensive brand.
     
  6. MadMatty

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    Joined: 14 Jan 2005

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    Asus like to chuck a load of extras inthe box which is probably another cause for the price hike.

    I think its a joypad witht he latest cards, but when I got my X800, it was a fairly basic digi cam and its stand out feature being a blue led fan on the cooler ;).
     
  7. clone

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    Location: Telford//west mids

    Also you get a 3yr warranty with ASUS :D
     
  8. Nelly

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    Location: Grimsby, UK

  9. Stax10

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    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

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    Does any one know if this card definately comes with any extras?

    I am thinking of buying one. Also how loud are they? I have got a Leadtek 7800GTX Extreme Edition at present, and this is very quiet. Would I need to purchase Zalmans cooler as well?
     
  10. easyrider

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    hey thats cool my 7900 gtx has a 3 yr warranty too. :D
     
  11. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    The Asus X1900 cards come with (afaik) ...
    DVI to VGA adapter;
    Component-out cable adapter;
    9 Pin S-Video to composite VIVO cable
    6’ Svideo cable;
    6’ Composite cable
    Software Bundled CD leather Wallet
    King Kong
    Asus GamePack,
    SNOWBLIND
    Power Director 3
    Media Show
    ASUS Utilities & Driver



    Generally the X1900 cards are reasonably quiet after startup. But if you like it silent then an aftermarket cooler may be better. Try it first with the standard cooler perhaps.