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Old 01-28-2008, 10:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: 8800GT/GTS or ATI 3870?

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XFX. Always. Free game + overclocks like mad no problem. Lifetime warranty too.
Transferable Lifetime warranty...unlike EVGA...so if you buy a used EVGA card and it messes up your SOL
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i was under the impression evga had the best warranty, that covers evrything beside actual physical damage, even if you overclock.
I dont know about the XFX warranty, does that cover overclocking? What abou BFG?
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dont u think i should get the 3870 though? it has gddr4 and higher mem/ core clock. Remeber, i WILL be upgarding soon
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Default Re: 8800GT/GTS or ATI 3870?

you guys still say the XFX 8800GT 512mb? Will it be a big upgrade from my x1600pro 512mb? I also read that the 3870 has a crappy fan, dont want to deal with that. thanks again for all the sudgestions from everyone
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You can get BFG 8800GTS G92 for $269 after MIR
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Default Re: 8800GT/GTS or ATI 3870?

someone on craigslist offered me 230$ for it, just opened without accesories though (do i even need them) and can my stock PSU power an 8800GT?
it puts out 12v@18a
I offered the guy $180... that would kick *** if he does it.
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what size monitor do you have? It wouldn't make sense to spend more money on a card and play at 1680x1050. the GT or the 3870 is plenty for that.
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19inch widescreen highest i would probably go is 1440x900.
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you guys still say the XFX 8800GT 512mb? Will it be a big upgrade from my x1600pro 512mb? I also read that the 3870 has a crappy fan, dont want to deal with that. thanks again for all the sudgestions from everyone
Its a hugeeee upgrade. In fact, you can get the 256mb version that i have which performs the same up until 1680x1050, and youre only gonn abe at 1440x900 anyways. Either would more than double youre performance.
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If you intend on playing in 1440 for awhile you should look at the lower cards.
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