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Do you think its worth waiting for some price drops? Its at 579.99 at newegg.com. All reviews say it blows everything away but Im worried about how hot it gets but it stays fairly cool here where I live. Do you think if I got the best air cooling case it would work?


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Just get the 8800GTX and OC it - It will be faster and not as hot and you will save a bundle
    
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Faster? I doubt you can overclock an 8800GTX ~30%.
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Faster? I doubt you can overclock an 8800GTX ~30%.
Its been done on water - I've seen threads
    
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Has anyone here run the ultra on a quad core? My original post mentions air cooling. I dont want to worry about water cooling and if I did i would think an Ultra would be a totally different animal.
    
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Has anyone here run the ultra on a quad core? My original post mentions air cooling. I dont want to worry about water cooling and if I did i would think an Ultra would be a totally different animal.
Nitteo and Cognoscenti have SLI Ultras with Quads. Imo, they are overpriced gimmicks. And there have been many reports of the XFX Ultra XXX editions dying within a week or artifacting out of the box. Doesn't look good.

Seriously get a GTX forget the Ultra, and overclock the hell out of a GTX instead. You won't get the memory clocks of an Ultra but from my own tests memory overclocking on the cards gains virtually nothing, it's all about the core. My card does 650Mhz Core 2000Mhz Memory with ease, yet to try higher.....but i know mine can.
 
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Awesome. Im waiting for prices to drop more so the quad qx6700 drops right in my hands.
    
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Awesome. Im waiting for prices to drop more so the quad qx6700 drops right in my hands.
Why the qx6700? Just get the q6600. It's only 260MHz slower and 700 dollars less.

With the money you save you'll be able to buy two 8800GTX's for SLI and it will give you a trillion times more performance than the qx6700 and a single card ever could.

Unless you just MUST have the unlocked multiplier.
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Thats fine. Im still getting the qx6700.
    
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Thats fine. Im still getting the qx6700.
May I just ask why you must have the qx6700 (maybe there's something I'm not aware of)?
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