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that's good to hear after reading all the crap reviews of them. i knew they couldn't be as bad as people were saying at first. good to know.
I don't get these reviews and the other people that haven't used them have no clue. I know it's not an 8800 but these card are amazing for the price. My 3DMark 05 and 06 scores over doubled from my XFX 6800GT. Of course my card is volt modded but still even with a none-volt modded card that is overclocked they still run on par with an 7900(from what I have read) maybe a smidgen faster. Can't beat the performance for the price.


The only thing I think hurts it is the 128Bit Memory interface. It should have been 256,but then I bet the price would have gone up by a third.
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post #12 of 33
with stock cooling at 700/1750 my card runs at 85c with no v mods and runs at 80 at stock. THis seems a little high but its performing great and no signs of artifacts.
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with stock cooling at 700/1750 my card runs at 85c with no v mods and runs at 80 at stock. THis seems a little high but its performing great and no signs of artifacts.

Volt Modded with a VF900CU I hit about 54c-60c on load
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Niceone. Think i mite invest in a decent cooler then and get some vmods done.
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With it volt modded you can hit 870Core and 940Memory. I have the eVGA 8600GT which is 540Core/700Memory stock. Of course 3 party cooling is required.
870 core definitely vmoding
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870 core definitely vmoding

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am always gonna stick with the 6 series of nvidia cards because am not a crazy everyday gamer. I game like 2 times a week (or constantly for a month when i get a good game) getting something like a 8800 is a wast of money i would rather get a ds3 and some ddr2 800 lol
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ohh ya can u guys help me get some good cooling for cheap? i have a ac nv cooler from my 7600 but it doesn't cover the mem so what u guys think i should do
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This thread basically just made up my mind. I was thinking of getting a 8600GTS, but after reading some of those reviews. I was getting a little discouraged. But after seeing this thread, i'm going to get it. Just waiting for my next pay check to be able to afford it.
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i have the xfx 8600gts xxx edition factory clocked at 730/1130..with stock heatsink i idle at 46 underload 67-68...

i finally got around to installing my zalman this morning it now idles at 38 and 51 under load
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