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About to buy two 8600's for Quad Monitor setup. Got a question or two:

1) Which Company? EVGA or BFG?

2) GT or GTS?

3) Are all 8600's HDCP?

4) Does this card tend to run hot? Don't need to add too much heat to my case...

5) Projected release of newer nVidia cards?

Thanks dudes.
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post #2 of 9
1> Either (EVGA is my preference)
2> GTS
3> Yes
4>Not really
5> More budget cards coming
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Id go for the Evga 8600GTS! Two of them would really kick *ss.
 
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Isn't only the GTS HDCP?
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i'd get a 8800 gts 320 mb before I'd get sli'd 8600 gts (cheaper for the 8800 and as good/better)
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1.Evga. There is a chance you'll be disapointed in 2X8600s, 'step-up'.
2.GT, one little crazy OCer. more bang for your bucks.
3.GT no HDCP, GTS does.
4.Temp close to your 7900gs. idel around 50, max at 80.

2x8600gt will not outperform a single 8800gts320.
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Original post states: not for SLi. For Quad Monitor.

Are you sure the GT isn't HDCP? It's optimized for HD so I thought it would be even if NewEgg doesn't list it as so.

Thanks for the info!
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My evga 8600gt isn't HDCP enabled. not on the box, not in the box, not on the manual, not on the card. No trace of that HDCP chip anywhere.
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Crrrap. Thanks man. Looks like I gotta revise my card purchase. HDCP is required.
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