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Old 01-22-2008, 07:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you can afford the 8800GT then definitely go for it. It's a better card in pretty much every respect. If the cooler is too loud there are quite a lot of aftermarket coolers that you could slap on there.
Isn't the 8800gts 512mb not much more money than a gt because of the mark up? And isn't a gts quiter? If so I would just get that since a good aftermarket cooler is a bit of cash.

However my guess is the OP's budget is lower than that so if he cares about noise then its a toss up for which one to go with...
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^ good point
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If you can afford this card you'll be pretty impressed. For resolutions under 1680x1050 this is the best card out at the moment in my opinion.
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haha my budget was 225, then it went up to 250 now I'm close to 270. I need to stop somewhere. I think the ECS GT should do me well.

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im gonna be buying an iceq3 3870
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I want this for my GFX cooler:
Thermaltake DuOrb CL-G0102

Vid of same thing, but for CPU:
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thats a sick cooler, i wonder how itl compare to the tuniq, and knowing thermaltake its gonna cost a fortune.
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TBH I can't see that Duo Orb being a good CPU cooler. The total surface area doesn't look like much in comparison with a TT Ultra 120 or Tuniq Tower
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Looks like it'll do a good job of cooling the ram but thats about it.
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