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Old 11-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE98512GTXOCE GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Overkill for what you have.. but its cheaper than the G92 GTS and its better performing

Even though you have an SLI Chipset..

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100244L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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then a 9800gtx+ will suffice and provide plenty of powr.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Maybe now it comes down to whether or not FarCry2 comes with it for free . If the card is a bit better, and has a free game, I would end up spending the same for a cheaper card + the game anyway.
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get this. Newegg.com - XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX&#43; 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards comes with fc2 and is xfx. 30$ mir. i have the 65nm version of that.
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That was the one I was just looking at .
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it's a very good card. that can hit amazing core speeds without a vmod. mine's at 860mhz. too scared to push it any further.
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Yeaahh I wouldn't want to touch the voltage on the card. I only even messed with the cpu after doing a bunch of reading, I hardly increased the voltage on that at all anyway.

Cool, what do you have the memory clock and the shader at...?
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mem wont go past about 1275mhz and the shader is at about 2300mhz. i'm shure it'll go higher but i dont want to push it. even though xfx covers overclocking in their warranty. i dont have a back up card either.
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Okay, I'll use that as a rough estimate after I've used the card on stock for awhile. And yeah, I wanted to stick with xfx or evga since they cover overclocking.
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i wonder if i can hit 1ghz on this baby. i think i'll need some mad cooling and a vmod to do it. i think i can hit 900mhz with no volt mod. i'll try later.
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