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Old 02-03-2006, 05:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would steer away from XFX. While some people claim XFX is fine, others claim they are a tool of the anti-Christ. Why NOT go with eVGA? They are the clear leader when it comes to nVidia cards. There's no other choice. Spend the extra 10 bucks if it's even that much.

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you mean extra hundred, cause the evga cost $400 something dollars
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The evga costs exactly the same price as the XFX one...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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that was strange, it was like 350 something just a few days ago
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ya know what, don't upgrade. Overclock you 6800GT, it will cost you nothing. Maybe a few dollars for cooling but vs like 350-400. You can get close to the speeds of a 7800GT.
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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But you dont get the pipelines...
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I have a 7800GT, and I made the mistake of not getting the eVGA version and it doesn't overclock worth crap, but its still a very decent card, and it will play all current games at a resolution of at least 1280x1024. If you don't play on anything higher than 1024x768, you aren't going to notice much of a change between 6800GT and 7800GT except in games like F.E.A.R. I would save my money and wait for the G80 series this summer, which will be a considerable upgrade for 6800 users and even 7800 users. 6800GT is more than enough to get you that far.
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:12 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I got a 7800 GS by XFX and it doesn't work at all how its supposed to ... uninstalled drivers reinstalled new ones, only get a fps of 4 in 3dmark06, upgraded psu 500watt etc etc...

XFX sucks arse - stay away - sorry to you guys who have been lucky, and like XFX, but I say risk your $400 - you will regret it with this make.
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