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BFG 8800GT vs Leadtek 8800GT

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I want to order an 8800GT and I'm stuck between this BFG 8800GT here: http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=GX-052-BG and this Leadtek 8800GT here: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1008 .

The Leadtek has a 25Mhz greater clock speed than the BFG, but the BFG has a lifetime warranty, which is a big plus and I'm stuck between the two. Would there actually be any noticable difference in terms of real world performance between the two? If not I might just go with the BFG, it's £2 cheaper and has a lifetime warranty.

Cheers,
Voice.
post #2 of 14
go with the bfg
you are probably gonna oc it anyway
post #3 of 14
The clock speed won't matter if you're going to overclock it. Personally I would get the BFG because I've had 5 or 6 of their GPUs and I've never had one just not work. Also they overclock really well. My 7300GT is stable at a 65% overclock on the core.
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I have one of the higheset non-volted OCs on my BFG, so that.
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post #5 of 14
wow. GT is still quite expensive out there. I would go for BFG.
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Thanks for the advice so far guys, and yeah lins, 8800GT is still expensive over here, unlike in the US, where one can be picked up for as low as $200 (which would be about £100 here).

One thing before I purchase it though, what are the temps like on the 8800GT stock cooler and how noisy is it?
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Thanks for the advice so far guys, and yeah lins, 8800GT is still expensive over here, unlike in the US, where one can be picked up for as low as $200 (which would be about £100 here).

One thing before I purchase it though, what are the temps like on the 8800GT stock cooler and how noisy is it?
Depends. At stock speeds(29%) you can't hear it but the temps are high. I always have mine at 80% and its really loud but never gets above 66c.
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Thanks for the advice so far guys, and yeah lins, 8800GT is still expensive over here, unlike in the US, where one can be picked up for as low as $200 (which would be about £100 here).

One thing before I purchase it though, what are the temps like on the 8800GT stock cooler and how noisy is it?
With stock cooler, the load temp is between 65c-80c depending on brands. It is noisy a bit with stock cooler. You can get a cheap S1 for GPU cooler.
post #9 of 14
Go with BFG I have a Leadtek 8600GT its nothin special.
 
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post #10 of 14
BFG for sure. and if your worried about that 25mhz just oc the bfg that much. even if you aren't going to oc it at all
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