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The only thing that i don't like about buying video cards are that once u buy a good video card like BFG 6800gt theres always another card that has the same chipset and performs the same cost ways less,

6800GT's AGP:
Asus-$279
XFX-$292
eVGA-$294
Gigabyte-$320
MSI-$366
PNY-$379
BFG-$410
I could have got the XFX for cheaper and i just got the BFG one less than 2 weeks ago. Anyone think that i should just return it and get the XFX one instead? its not that i don't like the BFG card its just that i can't stop thinking that with the money i get bak i can use it for something else
 

dhw200

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XFX cards are often DOA. If u r gonna return it, get the eVGA model. And by all means, save 100
 

MasterShazbot

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I've read that BFG cards perform very well with games. The only thing you need to worry about is giving it breathing room - if your case doesn't have proper ventilation, your BFG will heat up very quickly.
 

FadingTheory

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Get the eVGA if you want to save money. It wont be as strong (BFgs are pre-overclocked), but who cares, its a 6800GT!!

Personally, I'd just stick with what you got.
 

beedubaya

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Yeah, I would stick with the BFG version that you have. It is a good card, I almost bought one but I can't bring myself to spend $400 on a graphics card right now. Know though that the pre-OC isn't much of an OC at all. You can still do more OC-ing and get that thing to Ultra speeds.
 

dhw200

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they literally OC it like 2 mhz and call it an OC...if u do it urself, especially with aftermarket cooling, you can go a lot further
 

ShoobieRat

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Wow...I bought my 6800GT for $350 last August! If yer paying $400 now you got ripped. You should have done some research beforehand. Only you can save yourself from making poor purchases.

As for the manuf's, eVGA is where I got my card from, and I've been totally happy. Despite what has been said above, it does not "under perform". It is sold base. If you want to over-clock it, you have to do that yourself, which is no big deal, and certainly not worth paying $200 extra for.
 

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That is a high price, but the BFG's are good cards, and have one of the best warranties.

I did have a bit of a heating problem, but aftermarket cooling solved that. I have hit 435/1150 with mine, but I just run it at 400/1100 24/7.
 

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I think that the BFG does have the best warranties becuz its life time unlike all the other ones with 1 or 2 years....on most of the websites i order computer stuff from has the BFG 6800gt agp near $400 but i got mines from a BestBuy retail store for about the same price...anyone find any sites that got the same card for cheaper?
 
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