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Get a Stock Gtx and overclock it. its as easy as sliding a bar and clicking apply.

and if you can, get an XFX, it has a lifetime warranty and will cover the card even if you do voltmod it!

Dont waste the cash on the pre overclocked cards but if youa re going to i'd take the MSI. MSI is a pretty good company... jsut dont get their motherboards.. lol
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Originally Posted by Sunburnti View Post
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?
The memory of a GTX actually overclocks easier than the core does.

EVGA covers cards even if you over-clock them and even if you upgrade the cooling, only granted if the card doesn't fail or mess up as a fault of misuse or not seating the aftermarket heatsink properly.

I think BFG covers their cards the same way.
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post #13 of 32
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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
I agree with this. I purchased the EVGA card listed above, haven't OC'd it yet but I've heard they go real far. I'd rather do the overclocking myself, but that's not everyone's opinion. So if you don't want to, go ahead and buy MSI's or BFG's overclocked version. Just make sure you get a good warranty.
    
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post #14 of 32
I actually really like MSI products and I'd take one of their graphics cards anyday if it was cheaper than any of the competition. If EVGA was offered for the same price, then I'd go EVGA, but I would never overlook MSI.

I had really good experiences with MSI motherboards too, so... whatev'
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Btw, 3 year warranty is the same as a lifetime warranty. Are you really going to use a gfx card for 3 years? And if you do, are you going to be upset that it died after 3 years? By then it's about time for a new card.

A graphics card's lifespan is less then 3 years for most people (at least most people HERE), which means 3 years is equivalent to a lifetime warranty. (which is why that lifetime warranty is really just a marketing gimmick, nobody's going to want to warranty a replace a card after 3 years anyway)
post #16 of 32
I like factory overclocked cards, why? Because you don't have to worry about overclocking them or flashing the BIOS for the overclock to stick without software. (Which I mind you.. you can't overclock your 3d cards in vista, so factory overclocked is the only route you can go!)

I recommend eVGA even though its not on the list.
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and the MSI is a 3 year warrenty I believe.
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post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I like factory overclocked cards, why? Because you don't have to worry about overclocking them or flashing the BIOS for the overclock to stick without software. (Which I mind you.. you can't overclock your 3d cards in vista, so factory overclocked is the only route you can go!)
That is a good point! I wonder when (or if) that will be changed.
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post #19 of 32
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And the only factory overclock cards they have available are the MSI and the BFG one.
Ah, you know this is an "overclocking" forum, don't you?

Is that E6600 at stock speeds as well?

The obvious choice will be an XFX or eVGA ($530) and then overclock it, just like it's meant to be.

Like this:



And that isn't factory. Hand made.
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No that E6600 is running at a blistering speed of ZERO right now lol. My computer is shot, remember the whole "ram problem" I had.

Anyway my new Ram will be here shortly along with my new swiftech watercooling kit and whichever video card I chose. Then I will see just how well I can OC.
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