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Old 01-29-2008, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Which to buy?

1. Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

2. Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

3. Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

4. Newegg.com - PNY VCG88512GXPB G92 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 PureVideo HD Technology HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

5. Other?

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Other thoughts... if the price is right, i might go SLI, and it looks like option 2 would be the best value to SLI. Lemme know what you all think please.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get BFG 8800GTS G92

EDIT: the eVGA 8800GTS does cost a little more but it includes Crysis, so thats not a bad deal
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^^ agreed.
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Someone just had a rig up for a really cheap evga 8800 gt 512mb... with shipping it comes out to $225... ill try to find it but i would go with that because its such a good deal...

but if you really want to get more performance and have the money go with the GTS because i hear its a beast... Going evga gives you the step-up program btw... so you can go to the 9 series or a better card if you would like to 90 days into the future.
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I have 2 EVGA GT 512's i'll make you a deal on
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EVGA give me the rage. They treat their EU customer like crap. I guess if you are from the US, fair enough...
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Your board doesn't support PCI Express 2.0, though.

I'd wait till the 9 series. Right now with all the new goodies coming out it's a bad idea to upgrade video cards.
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Your board doesn't support PCI Express 2.0, though.

I'd wait till the 9 series. Right now with all the new goodies coming out it's a bad idea to upgrade video cards.
dont worry about pci 2.0. on the GTS 512 there is only 1% increase in performance on a benchmark done by tomshardware I think. It was just posted earlier...

It might make more diff with the 9xxx series, but with the 8xxx it doesnt matter
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Your board doesn't support PCI Express 2.0, though.

I'd wait till the 9 series. Right now with all the new goodies coming out it's a bad idea to upgrade video cards.
PCI-e 2.0 and PCI-e x16 are Backwards Compatible
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I know, I just wasn't aware of the bottleneck effect (statistics wise). Even still, there's a whole new generation of cards on the horizon and you don't know how prices are going to be.

It's not about what you can save, but rather how much more you could buy when prices dip to make room for the 9 series.
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