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If anyones interested, heres a website that shows benchmarks for most of the GeForce 8600GT's & GTS's. http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f...-inside-32591/

Found one for 8600GTS only: http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=3&id=2254
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When I bought the MSI mobo I really had no clue about RMA. I wasn't new to the OC community, but I had just started to really get into it. After I got the Mobo I couldn't get it to work so I gave it to my brother in-law to check out and then a friend. During their handling of the Mobo one of them had lost the battery (no clue). At that point it 4 months had already passed.

Stupid on my part for not looking into returning the product, but like most products. If you get a bad product you are always a bit apprehensive when buying anything from them again. The vid card seems like a good deal. I'll have to wait and see on my final choice.
If your still unsure of how the whole RMA thing works heres a guide to RMA's: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/111643-guide-rmas.html

I'm pretty sure you can trust MSI, just dont expect the best performance. IMO the MSI 8600GTS OC Edition is the best bang for buck. I read some good reviews for this card and I'm convinced on purchasing it for my future build.
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The 128-bit Memory Interface seems to really hurt this card. I would have to agree with the reviews. The 8600 is still not out the question, but I may wait a bit and see if Nvidia decides to do something else with this card. Might just be wishful thinking on my part.
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If anyones interested, heres a website that shows benchmarks for most of the GeForce 8600GT's & GTS's. http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f...-inside-32591/

Found one for 8600GTS only: http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=3&id=2254
Holy review city! That Madshrimps sight is awesome! That's sure a lot of reviews.
    
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Paradox:

Wow, I would back down an OC if you are hitting 95C, regardless of how stable it is in ATITool. And IMO you should test it for at least 30-60 minutes, if not 60-120 to be sure, and a couple of hours of gaming as well. (not saying you haven't though).

I'd do some fan/heatsink mods or back down the OC even if you aren't having any visual problems. Don't run at anything near 90C, I'd stay at 85C or below, preferably 80C with any card.
That was a hot day, it's more 65c-73c in games with the fan on low


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Paradox, you are hitting 95 degrees with VF900. Add a 90mm fan to the back of the card and stick some Ram heatsink on the voltage regulator to ensure gaming stability.

I run Lost Planet with my mod 8600gt at 900/950, GPU core temperture read 90 degrees the whole time. G84 chips are just amazing ~
I would go higher on the core but I just can't get a good enough mark
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Would the 7950 GX2 be a waste of money for me? I only see a few places still selling it.
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If your going to go with the 7950, go with eVGA because they have the step-up program. Why did you decide to change your mind?
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If your going to go with the 7950, go with eVGA because they have the step-up program. Why did you decide to change your mind?

I didn't really, just caught my eye as I was surfing today. The prices for that are bit much for me. Cheapest one I found was $450+
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I think the 7950GX2 is definitely not good in the "bang for your buck" department right now. An 8800GTS 640MB or 2900XT will outperform it for less.
    
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