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Which 8800 to buy?

post #1 of 16
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I have an option between 8800GTX by the following companies:
MSI
XFX
PointOfView
Leadtek
Which one shud i go for? Which is best performancewise?
Also is the Enermax 1000W power supply any good?
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XFX all teh way
    
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Leadtek
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post #4 of 16
xfx all the way great customer service and the enermax will do you proud
post #5 of 16
BFG

My BFG 8800GTS runs 640/2000 on stock cooling ^^
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post #6 of 16
Obviously EVGA is not on your list but if it was possible I would go with that mainly because they take anything back even if you fry it from overclocking, no questions asked. They only have a problem with physically broken parts.

EVGA also lets you tradeup your card within 90 days for full market value and you pay the difference between the next card you want (this is good because there is always a new video card out within 90 days literally.)

However if you cant choose EVGA I would go like Carni said BFG if you could because they are an excellent brand. And lastly if your list is seriously restricted to those brands and you can't make any exceptions...

I would go with the XFX.
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post #7 of 16
XFX here too. Because of its dual lifetime warranty.

My next video card will be an XFX. I'm sure the dual lifetime warranty will be a key selling price if I decide to re-sell it.
post #8 of 16
EVGA for the warranty specifics.

XFX for the dual lifetime warranty (you can sell it and the purchaser is also covered)
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post #9 of 16
Well out of the list there XFX does come on top. However I would reccomend looking out for both BFG and EVGA...Evga being he best becasue of there warranty and step up program.
post #10 of 16
If you don't plan to sell it later to pay for a newer NVidia GPU and if you plan to stay on top of the GPU situation...you should definitely consider EVGA. Mainly because like I said above they will take anything back for a refund as long as it's not physically broken. (you can fry it in an overclock and no questions asked).

Also the step up program is another key factor because you will get full market price credit for the card (which you won't get if you sell it) to put towards a newer GPU by them. If you're planning on keeping up-to-date I highly suggest EVGA. If you're looking for pure performance and you don't care about warranties or saving a few bucks, get BFG.
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