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Old 01-26-2008, 08:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Having had both a GT and GTS, i like the GTS512 better, plus you'll be able to step up to a GTX in a month or 2 if you get the evga model.
"a gt" dont you mean "a" small factory of gt's?

did u sell them all on ebay by the way?
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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One sold, the other 2 auctions end tonight. If they dont sell on ebay, expect to see them both show up here.
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So you noticed a decent difference between the two?
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^^ EVGA offers the upgrade program, correct?
Yes.

EVGA | Step-Up Program
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I can vouch for the awesomeness of the GTS 512. and eVGA always delivers. you wont regret buying it.
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Ya, the GTS512 comes with a better cooler, 25% more shader processors, and can overclock much higher. I can get my 512's to run 775 core and 2100 memory. Also my cards both came with a copy of crysis.
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I like my gt, but wouldint mind a gts either. Its a must if you wanna game on a 24".
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Well, I am pretty set on a 8800GTS now. The next thing on my list is a motherboard... my knowledge is pretty limited in this area heh. Any suggestions based on the build I have listed in sig?

If its SLI compatible...cool. If not, thats ok too. My max resolution will be 1680x1050 since I have a 22", and I can always bring the res down a bit if needed, no biggie.
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looks great to me. I'd try to get a P5E for PCI-E 2.0 ...and the x38 chipset is just badass.

Also you might want to look into getting a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme instead of the Zalman
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How's the 780i chipset compared to the x38?

Here is what I am lookin at now..

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Oh and as far as the Thermalright ultra-120 goes, I hear it runs about 1C cooler than the Zalman, and its about the same price, so yeah I may go with it instead.
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