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Hi all,

I was just wondering what nvidia 8800 series video card to look into. As in the title, I am really trying to stay away from water cooling right now, but am in the market to purchase a top spectrum graphics card. Because of the price involved in such a pruchase, I was hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

thanks.
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eVGA 8800GTX (non-overclocked version) is what I would recommend.
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post #3 of 14
if that is a little too expensive for you ($550) you should look at an 8800gts 640mb, it is only $350 ish now
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Originally Posted by kevg73 View Post
if that is a little too expensive for you ($550) you should look at an 8800gts 640mb, it is only $350 ish now
actually, price is not really a concern. i can afford to buy any 8800 (only one though) that i've seen at the local shops. Just not sure which to consider, and which to avoid.

I do like eVGA, and would really like to stay with that brand...
so eVGA 8800GTX (non-overclocked version) is my best bet?

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Originally Posted by jdPrime View Post

I do like eVGA, amd would really like to stay with that brand...
so eVGA 8800GTX (non-overclocked version) is my best bet?
Bingo! And you can step-up in three months if your heart so desires as well.
post #6 of 14
evga is definitely the company to stick with... step up program and life time warrantee
post #7 of 14
Yeah I love my 8800GTX from eVGA.

I had an issue one time so I sent them an email and got a response back within 24 hours and it wasn't automated either
    
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buy.com has the evga 8800gtx for $519 after mail in rebate, that is the only card to buy right now in my opinion. LINK
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whats the difference between the gt/gts/gtx?

http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merc...ory_Code=950.2
post #10 of 14
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step up program? i'm looking into this soon, trust me
so the 8800 GTX is my best option... but that narrows the choice down to three options...

eVGA e-GeForce
8800 GTX - 768MB - Dual DVI, HDTV-Out
8800 GTX KO ACS³ - 768MB - Dual DVI, HDTV-Out
8800 GTX SuperClocked - 768MB - Dual DVI, HDTV-Out

anyone know anything they care to share to make this an easier choice?
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