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Old 06-19-2007, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Leadtek PX8800 Ultra Leviathan 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Water Cooling HDCP Video Card - Retail
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Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCWCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Water Cooled Edition HDCP Video Card - Retail
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Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N887-AR GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

In the future i will most likely sli it instead of buy a new card, so which one would last me longer?
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which one of these should i get?

Personally i would go for the 8800ultra by EVGA....don't even waste your time with those other cards because of their sketchy factory watercooling systems....you don't need it. Just stick to the EVGA, it wont let you down.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^ ya i have an Evga right now its pretty good, but to get the warrenty i have to register and i havent yet, do you know if i can register now?i bought my card a while back is there a time limit to register?
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i can't believe i'm saying this but the ultra is the best (eVGA) wow......
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I would go with eVGA. I think eVGA covers every card they sell for one year with out registration.

Don't plan to use SLI. Your better off purchasing a newer card. The 8800 Ultra may be hard to find in the future.
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I would go with eVGA. I think eVGA covers every card they sell for one year with out registration.

Don't plan to use SLI. Your better off purchasing a newer card. The 8800 Ultra may be hard to find in the future.
ya... that will cause a value increase... so u can sell it for a decent price.....
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright, so i shouldnt bother with these ones that come with water cooling or wahtever? they are just a waste?
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screw that, dont buy the ultra, save the cash to upgrade something else, just overclock your GPU to the same, or even higher clock speeds than the ultra. w/ the ultra youre basically paying the factory ~$300 to overclock it for you....which you could do just as easily.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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besides, SLI is only good for a really high res.
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alot of us have really high res monitors and i have the evga gtx its awesome ( vista drivers suck but still)
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