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Old 02-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't worry about faster stock clocks. Take the EVGA and overclock it as the 7900GS were made with a better stock cooler than most 7 cards. You can usually get them to around 600/800 if you try. I have mine at 605/835 stable, an EVGA that is.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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^^AGREE^^
evga. i love my card and it overclocks pretty well. my o.c. is in my sig.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I got mine, an XFX to 595 / 822 stock volt/cooling
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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and i made 605/850 with my XFX stock cooling and volts, that's the 450M model too which is 450/660 stock.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I went for the eVGA 7900GS, despite the better deal on the XFX. I’m still sour from XFX’s inept RMA process, and a lot of people report never getting their rebates anyway. I also read that the XFX heatsink doesn’t cover the memory and people were having to buy them ;(

In other awesome news, I just sold my old XFX 6800XT this morning on ebay for $89.99 buy it now!!!!!! How’s that for a ‘step-up’ program? So long to running everything at absolute min settings, yay!
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