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Yowza. For what it would cost me to get one Gainward 8800 GTX here, I could just buy a Black Pearl and not even have to bother getting a waterblock...
yup, you get MEGA cheap prices in the US, and the only product you don't get is so expensive that it outprices EVERY of it's competitors when it gets to the US
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I do not believe that all 8800GTX's are equal.
I second that.

Oh and about BIOS flashing, I gotta get into that someday, I'm tired of Vista x64 not letting me overclock. I'd flash to 650/2500 for 24/7 usage.
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Just get the cheapest 8800 series card you can find in the USA, they're all made in the same facilities. Don't buy into that OC, KO, Extreme Edition, Golden Sample, and other pre-overclocked crap that the nubs do.
Erm - some cards like the eVGA Black Pearl, and my card, ARE actually the better card - your only a nub if you buy one thats the same, or if you make a statement like that when you know sod all.

eVGA take the highest clocking 8800's, flash em with a newer (and higher clocked) BIOS, add the water block by hand with AS Ceramique. IMO it's a better card, but more expensive - it's the Black Pearl.
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well, apparently i'm a noob.

but i do like my factory overclocked card because i don't have to waste my time finding the top overclocking capabilities. sure i could higher with a stock clock doing it myself, but what would it do, 60 more points in 3dmark06. 3 more fps in FEAR.

and i'm lazy

anyway, i had a little problem getting the card, so i get an excuse



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Erm - some cards like the eVGA Black Pearl, and my card, ARE actually the better card - your only a nub if you buy one thats the same, or if you make a statement like that when you know sod all.

eVGA take the highest clocking 8800's, flash em with a newer (and higher clocked) BIOS, add the water block by hand with AS Ceramique. IMO it's a better card, but more expensive - it's the Black Pearl.
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Golden Sample - pre-overclocked and ARE hand-picked OC'ers, although most Pre-OC'ed cards aren't handpicked
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Golden Sample is Gainwards OC version
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post #37 of 40
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Erm - some cards like the eVGA Black Pearl, and my card, ARE actually the better card - your only a nub if you buy one thats the same, or if you make a statement like that when you know sod all.
When I worked at Celestica they had contracts with a couple of the Nvidia vendors. All we basically had to do was test the cards and slap on the HSF and when it came to chooseing the "hand picked" cards, all we did was take the first batch that passed the flow tests. There was nothing special at all about the Extreme Edition cards we were picking out at random. To be fair, I cannot verify if every company does this but there's no way I could see people in a factory testing dozens and dozens of cards after another just to find one or two that were able to attain high clocks.
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my cards are factory OCed and i was able to clock them even higher... on the stock volts
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When I worked at Celestica they had contracts with a couple of the Nvidia vendors. All we basically had to do was test the cards and slap on the HSF and when it came to chooseing the "hand picked" cards, all we did was take the first batch that passed the flow tests. There was nothing special at all about the Extreme Edition cards we were picking out at random. To be fair, I cannot verify if every company does this but there's no way I could see people in a factory testing dozens and dozens of cards after another just to find one or two that were able to attain high clocks.
i don't think many companies do, but i know eVGA do (but only for the really high-end 8800's) and Gainward do
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If it does come to it where you want one ordered and sent to you, let me know and i'll be happy to do it for you....I'm Paypal Verified.
buy the way how much us dollars,thanks
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