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MSI with clock speeds of 610/2000 for $549.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127281

Or the BFG with clock speeds of 626/2000 for $649.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143093

The BFG is a hundred bucks more but the core speed is slightly higher. However I'm sure I could overclock the MSI to match. Really the only reason I'm debating is I havent really heard much about MSI. Do you guys think they are allright or should I pay the extra hundred to get BFG a brand I know I can trust.
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post #2 of 32
Get the MSI since it is $100 cheap. Even if the BFG can overclock well and the MSI can't get far over stock... you only lose like 5-10% performance but save around 20%.
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The MSI. Its already OCed and the same price as a stock GTX.
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Honestly, I'll step outside the box and recommend you get a regular GTX from a reputable company for cheaper than the BFG, comparable to the MSI, and over-clock yourself.

EVGA's for $559 + $30 rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

BFG's for $579 + $30 rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143080
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MSI with clock speeds of 610/2000 for $549.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127281

Or the BFG with clock speeds of 626/2000 for $649.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143093

The BFG is a hundred bucks more but the core speed is slightly higher. However I'm sure I could overclock the MSI to match. Really the only reason I'm debating is I havent really heard much about MSI. Do you guys think they are allright or should I pay the extra hundred to get BFG a brand I know I can trust.
Why not go with a brand that has a lifetime warranty, such as eVGA or XFX? Just curious what your considerations were. I would go with the MSI one as well since it is $100 cheaper.
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post #6 of 32
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Well Newegg doesnt have anymore XFX's. And the only factory overclock cards they have available are the MSI and the BFG one.
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Well Newegg doesnt have anymore XFX's. And the only factory overclock cards they have available are the MSI and the BFG one.
But why get a factory overclocked card? On cheaper cards, like the 7600GT, the price difference is so low that you might as well, but I think $100 for a pre-overclocked card is a bit too much, though there are other considerations, such as if the pre-OCed card will still OC, etc.
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Well I agree Stargate that is why I was asking. You see the MSI is pre overclocked and it's the same price as a stock GTX. I just did not know if MSI was a reputable company or not.

The BFG I would love to have but I am really not willing to spend an extra hundred bucks unless I am told by people that MSI is terrible.
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Originally Posted by Sunburnti View Post
Well Newegg doesnt have anymore XFX's. And the only factory overclock cards they have available are the MSI and the BFG one.
Again, why are you so determined to get a factory over-clocked card?

You could easily turn around, get a GTX and over-clock it.

The 6700 in your sig rig that's over-clocked to 3.7GHZ leads me to believe you aren't over-clocking incapable.

EVGA's lifetime warranty covers you even if you replace the heatsink fan and over-clock. The only thing they don't cover is voltage mods, but the factory over-clocked BFG card and MSI card don't have voltage mods either.
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err I don't have a E6700 lol. Anyway the only reason I was going to get a dactory overclocked was b/c it would mean half the work was allready done for me and covered under warrenty.

Do you think a stock card would be able to increase the memory from 1800 to 2000 easily?
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