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Originally Posted by jakeo772005 View Post
What's the difference between an eVGA normal and Superclocked 8800GTS 320MB? I see the core speed is 76Mhz faster, but is that it for a £20 bigger investment?
Don't worry about getting a "Superclocked" GPU if you intend to o/c the card yourself anyway. No point paying £20.00 for something you can do yourself for free and for little effort.

For £200, or just under, any 8800GTS 320MB is going to be your best bet imo.

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Go for the 8800GTS 640MB one if you can!
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The rules you should be following nowadays is Don't spend a bunch of money on DX9 video cards when there are very affordable DX10 cards out. Use that 400 bucks to buy yourself this video card. Seems to be the best that money can buy right now, but I suggest saving your money until you can afford an 8800GTX, which is only 100 bucks more.
I had an 8800GTX before, it wasn't that special. I thought it was, well, crap tbh, but I did buy an Inno3D one... And that's a Newegg link, I can't buy from there, and I can't get those kind of prices over here.

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its factory OC'd not really worth the extra cash if you are gonna OC it yourself.
I'll save £20 then and get the cheaper one if I buy it.
    
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Ok im going to be different and say get the Crossfire X1950XT's, why? Well.

1. 2x X1950XT's beat an 8800GTS, and if you OC the XT's to XTX speeds, which is very easy to do, you'll get another good gain in speed.

But alot of people will say "oh yeah, but the 8800GTS has dx10 support. But c'mon, theres how many DX10 games out right now? And can the 8800GTS even play the ones out now decently? No. In about a years time when DX10 becomes fairly mainstream, the 8800GTS will be essentially usless for DX10. So thats why I think you should take the crossfire X1950XT's. Better performance, so it'll be able to play games better than the 8800GTS apart from games running in DX10 mode obviously, but to get better performance I guarentee 8800GTS will either lower the settings so much it looks worse than DX9 mode @ max settings, which 2x X1950XT's will do. Or the 8800GTS users will just resort to switching back to DX9 rendering mode, but still, becuase the 2x X1950XT's offer more raw power, it'll play it better. So get the X1950XT's now. And in about 2 years time get a nice DX10 card =]
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Ok im going to be different and say get the Crossfire X1950XT's, why? Well.

1. 2x X1950XT's beat an 8800GTS, and if you OC the XT's to XTX speeds, which is very easy to do, you'll get another good gain in speed.

But alot of people will say "oh yeah, but the 8800GTS has dx10 support. But c'mon, theres how many DX10 games out right now? And can the 8800GTS even play the ones out now decently? No. In about a years time when DX10 becomes fairly mainstream, the 8800GTS will be essentially usless for DX10. So thats why I think you should take the crossfire X1950XT's. Better performance, so it'll be able to play games better than the 8800GTS apart from games running in DX10 mode obviously, but to get better performance I guarentee 8800GTS will either lower the settings so much it looks worse than DX9 mode @ max settings, which 2x X1950XT's will do. Or the 8800GTS users will just resort to switching back to DX9 rendering mode, but still, becuase the 2x X1950XT's offer more raw power, it'll play it better. So get the X1950XT's now. And in about 2 years time get a nice DX10 card =]
Someone who gave a vaalid reason (and a very good one at that!!)! Thank you!!
What I think I'm gonna do now mind you is save my money up and get myself ANOTHER 8800GTX, but a decent XFX or BFG one or something. THEN I'll get some decent FsX gaming =D
    
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XFX is great.
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Mmm, I know. Everyone seems to agree with that.
    
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