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Old 05-02-2005, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at buying a MSI NX6800GT-TD256 GF6800GT PCI-E video card. I'm just a little concerned as it is quite a bit cheaper than the other 6800GT's available. I can't find any problems with the MSI card, but am I missing anything?
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I have seen MSI 6600GTs in action, and they seem to be really good. I think they are a bit less expensive than some of the others because they have a minimal heatsink and fan. So, if you arent planning on overclocking the vid card, then the MSI should be good for you.
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Would be nice to o/c it, but I can buy another hs/fan if i plan to do that, no?

I was actually reading about how a bunch of cards that were sent out only utilized 12 pipes instead of the full 16, so I'm a little leary. The cards were replaced for consumers, but I am trying to find out if all currently available cards are okay.

I'm pretty excited about the MSI card, as it's about in line pricewise with a x800xl, but I'm pretty leary when one brand is so much cheaper than it's competitors (the other 6800GT's)
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Check out the leadtek card. Believe Pizzahut got one, (member here not the company ) and it has a massive freakin copper heatsink on it. That thing will OC without needing to swap fans.

IMO MSI is a decent quality card, haven't heard anything wrong with them at all, but like elbatrop said, the heatsink might be a little smaller.

EDIT: Also I don't know about the price, but eVGA is good quality, I got one and it's running Ultra specs 24/7 at startup and when water cooling comes I'm gonna crank it even more
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Looks to me like the NX6800 GT uses the reference heatsink.
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Hmmm, the price I'm looking at on the MSI is waaay cheaper than the competitors....money-wisem it's worth my while to get an aftermarket cooler down the road rather than a different brand with a better stock fan, so I'm thinking I'll stick with the MSI.

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Check out the leadtek card. Believe Pizzahut got one, (member here not the company ) and it has a massive freakin copper heatsink on it. That thing will OC without needing to swap fans.
As usual, Nubius is right I got the Leadtek 6800GT from newegg, and it is SWEET! The copper heatsink is huge, and from what I can tell, very effective. The card idles at about 54 C, and I just got through playing 'Counterstrike: Source' for about half an hour and it now reads 58 C. I know that's not a very long time, but it's still staying very cool. I had no installation issues at all either, so I would highly recommend the card.
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