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post #21 of 42
Zalman VF-900

http://www.directcanada.com/products...MAN%20TECH
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post #22 of 42
Or the Thermalrite HR 03 and choice of your own silent fan.
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post #23 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Or the Thermalrite HR 03 and choice of your own silent fan.
By far the best passive cooler on the market. With a mounted fan, it's even better.
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post #24 of 42
check www.memoryexpress.com

There another great canadian site, and also i would say go with the 8600GTS.
post #25 of 42
The 8600GTS is faster than the 7900GTX and it has DX10 support. And it can get some insane overclocks.
Very nice!
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Very nice!
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post #26 of 42
Thread Starter 
Alright thanks everyone, I think the general consensus is the 8600GTS, and I dont mind paying a bit extra to be future-proof, as right now Im only buying a graphics card because my current one won't play SM3 games! So I may as well spend a bit extra for DX10 and SM4.0 and hold onto the 8600GTS for a while.

Now I just gotta check fan noise for the EVGA model! Thanks everyone!
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post #27 of 42
e-GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB PCI-E x16 Video Card
EVGA 209.00
or
e-GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked 320MB PCI-E x16 Video Card 299.00

link
http://www.microcenter.com/search_re...f708b4b&page=2
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post #28 of 42
I oppose

The 8600GT can be OCed over a 8600GTS and it's 50$ cheaper. I recommend the cheapest 8600GT you can find, OC it from 540/700 to 800/900 and you'll have a winner.

Cheers!
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post #29 of 42
Thread Starter 
The EVGA 8600GTwith stock cooling would be able to handle a 260/200 clock increase? That sounds like alot!

But I sure would like to save the 30$ and get the GT if the fan is quiet and it can actually overclock that well.

Can anyone else confirm?
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post #30 of 42
one review
second review + vmods

I have the Palit Sonic in the second review, and it scores 5100 in 3DMark 2006 800/900 with a sempron 2800@2.8GHz.

Here's another OCN experience.
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