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Poll Results: Which Card Is The "Best Bang For The Buck"?

 
  • 1% (1)
    eVGA E-GEFORCE 8600GTS Superclocked / 256MB -------$249
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    XFX GeForce 8600 GTS Extreme / 256MB -------------------$265
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    XFX GeForce 8600 GTS XXX / 256MB ------------------------$312
  • 37% (24)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 320MB ----------------------------$329
  • 39% (25)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 640MB ----------------------------$379
  • 0% (0)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 320MB ----------$398
  • 21% (14)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 640MB ----------$399
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post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by Radeon915 View Post
But will the 320MB be fine if you don't go over 1280x1024?
But that is the thing... I am planning on getting a new LG 22" Widescreen monitor. SO the resolution will be 1600x1200
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post #42 of 51
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 640MB ----------------------------$379
Trust me later you will be glad to have that extra V-ram.
post #43 of 51
then please do no get anythign less than a 8800gts 320mb. if you HAVE to, wait and then at least get a 7900gt or an x1900xt so you can run the monitor at high resolutions because the 8600gts is preety weak above 1280x1024. even at 1024x768 the 8600 series drop to around 28-35 fps during games, EVEN with aa and af off. reviews and roof: HERE

I just got an 8800gts 320 on ebay for 250$ shipped, that's another venue you can use, ebay. potentially pay a lot less than retail prices. Just make sure the sellers are reputable by feedback, volumle of sales and that they take paypal (buyer protection)
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post #44 of 51
if you have the money go for the 8800 640mb...it will be good at 1600x1200 and at that resolution will not bottleneck the cpu. you will be able to run most games maxed out completely. Anything less than that card at 1600x1200 (except maybe a x1950xtx) wont give you good enough fps to play the games comfortably with all the settings up high
    
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I would go with BFG, many Evga users reported having memory issues due to the cheap quality of the memory and monstrous overclocks on the cards which leads to heat issues, artifacting...
    
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post #46 of 51
i would agree there two of my mates both had issues albeit they were gtxs and my bfgs been going strong since november at @core:605 mem:1000
    
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post #47 of 51
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I would go with BFG, many Evga users reported having memory issues due to the cheap quality of the memory and monstrous overclocks on the cards which leads to heat issues, artifacting...
Yeah but then it becomes way out of my price range. It will be at least another $50. And don't the eVGA's have lifetime warranties?.... so if something does fail just return it and get another one.
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post #48 of 51
i supose...you could just rma it...what am i saying...you said you probably wouldnt be overclocking anyway so no need to worry about this issue
    
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post #49 of 51
The Superclocked KO's come running at a higher voltage than regular cards, so you can overclock further.

At least thats how they used to come =p
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post #50 of 51
OK, check my profile but heres the deal

I tried that setup with an 8600 256mb factory OC card (was considering 2x in SLI mode, very glad I didnt)

I also tried a 8800GTS 640 (single card)

I pretty much threw away the 8600 after seeing the difference

I can run two copies of WoW full res, max settings off the 8800 without a real drop in FPS (on two monitors)

the 8600 struggled a little with one copy and the vista desktop on the other monitor


get the 8800 and you're set for a while
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