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Basically im building a computer.
i want to know if this graphics card is good and how far it may be able to overclock.

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=921144

I would also wanna know if there are better alternatives about the same price and if the higher clocked one here (http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=921085) is worth it for an extra hundred bux.
Also.. any aftermarket coolers fit on these guns yet? if so is it worth getting one? or is the stock one sufficient for some good overclocks.
Thx heaps
abz out.
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well, there is an ever on going debate claiming that some core's are binned better for the overclocked cards...

I would like to lean towards this idea with the G80 (8800GTX/GTS) cards...

So if you decide to go with a card that ships with standard clocks, it my not overclock as high as a card that is factory overclocked...

I have this card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150215

It is factory overclocked and it runs at 65C idle and can sometimes get to 82c gaming...

The standard card will run cooler than this card does for sure...

Is the 100mhz oc worth $100? to most probably not...

If you do overclock any of the G80 cards, i would recommend good air flow in your case, the thing gets hot real fast if its not ventilated properly...

I'm actually going to tie my card into my water cooing loop to help it out some more and to see if i can get more out of the card...

You can overclock the standard card, but its not guaranteed to get to a specific mhz... If you want the faster card get that one. The improvement in the oc cards is visible, but not real necessary for DX9 games... the 8800's already play most DX9 games fully maxed with no problem... pared with a core 2 that is...
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how about the differences in memory. say for example i got a 320mb one and then compared that with a 640mb one? would it be worth an extra ~130/140$ for the extra 320mb? or not really?
ill most likely overclock them but i want to know how well they can overclock.

im a bit strapped for cash which sucks but i will manage somehow.
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post #4 of 17
THe 320mb version is the same card as the 640mb version... Except for the memory difference...

So, there really shouldn't be much of a difference. Most benches show the 320 card like 2-3 frames behind the 640 card...

So if you don't have the funds for the 640mb card you will not be loosing much performance... There will be some Ultra high setting in some games that just wont work with the 320mb card that you need huge amounts of vram to run... other than that, your fine...
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If you have the money, I'd say go with the 640mb just to know you have that extra vram. Others will say, no you don't need that extra ram. Thats probably true in some cases, but that extra ram gives you that extra performance that you may need some day. Just my thought.
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the 640 makes a difference when you are gaming at higher resolutions. I bought an 8800gtx and i overclocked the core like 50mhz and the mem 240mhz. Generally they oc pretty well and i would say go witht the regular model. If you game at 1680 x 1050 or higher i would say spend the extra on the 640 get a normal clocked one and oc yourself to get the best bang for your buck.
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If you have the money, I'd say go with the 640mb just to know you have that extra vram. Others will say, no you don't need that extra ram. Thats probably true in some cases, but that extra ram gives you that extra performance that you may need some day. Just my thought.
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i dont know if this is what he ment but if he chooses to upgrade his monitor or something in the future, the extra vram will definately help with higher resolution textures.
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I use evga 8800 gts 640. It clocks very well and was decently priced. I bought mine in pieces. First I bought the 7950 GTKO, but traded it because it wasnt a directX 10 card. So I picked up the 8600 GT, but that card wasnt good enough for my games so I got the 320mb. Again not enough if running a high resoulution like mine. So again I swapped it out for the 8800 GTS 640mb and have been happy ever since
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i think for the average joe 8800gts-320 will work just fine,like i have a 19ws mon.and in the near future ill get a 22ws,but i dont know for sure but ill keep res.down so i can still use the 320,is this possible and any thoughts on what i had to say any one agree
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