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Old 01-25-2005, 03:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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does he need to go SLI off the bat? he can always just upgrade later . . .
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he can still get SLI with a great system for under $2000
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sweet! Thanks Apokalipse! I think I just found my dream system, and now I can't wait for February 15th to get started on this build!
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I'm happy to help
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nah, screw the BFG, just get two eVGA 6800GT's and overclock em yourself. You should be able to hit Ultra speeds or damn near it fairly easily. The BFG's are overclocked BAIRLY and overpriced EXTREMELY for the little OC they do provide.
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you can still overclock the BFG's further, plus the eVGA's I saw were more expensive
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nah, the heatsinks are better on the eVGAs, I've seen a few reviews on the BFG's and they don't overclock further and in most cases overclocked less than the eVGA, currently it's pretty much top as far as OC'ing is concerned.

But yeah, wow I just looked at the eVGA and it's freakin $509 compared to the BFG's $469....how lame, so yeah in that case BFG is definitely more worth it, but still that's a pathetic overclock that they are selling, a whole 20MHz on the core, WHOOP-DEE-DOO
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yeah, 20MHZ isn't going to do much... if you got a pair of these you would get descent overclocks

or you could get watercooling in future, although you'd need 2 GPU blocks
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should I get evga's then?
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not at the price they are, you can get arctic silencers for less than the difference in price
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