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Hi I want to know which one has the better fan on the 8800gt. The xfx or evga. I had the xfx 256mb version before and it was fine. I just ordered the evga but read that it gets pretty hot and I might have to adjust the fan speed. I might cancel the order just because the xfx has double lifetime warranty. Their both for 200
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There fans are the same, however, I'd recommend you set the fan speed to 80% in Rivatuner once you get the card to keep it cool. I would go with EVGA because they have fantastic customer service and the step-up program.
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XFX does have an excellant warranty, i've seen some posts on their 8800gt's overheating also. EVGA is who I deal with and I like their warranty and step up. Of course it's not the double lifetime which is appealing to XFX. Either way you can always get an aftermarket cooler or just use RivaTuner/Ntune or Ati Tool to change the fan setting to high.
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Why not a 8800 GTS for 189.00 after MIR?? I have the card, and I promise you, that you will not be disappointed.
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Why not a 8800 GTS for 189.00 after MIR?? I have the card, and I promise you, that you will not be disappointed.
Are you talking about the 8800GTS G92? Those are around $259.99 after MIR, that's how much I got mine for a week ago.
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post #6 of 22
I would go with XFX, i have been through 4 geforce cards with them and have never had a single dud. However Evga's are also not bad, like mentioned b4, they have the step up program and good warranty and I have built computers with those cards b4 as well. Either way, you can go wrong.
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The third revision of the 8800GT XFX doesn't have a way to control the speed of the fan.
    
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The third revision of the 8800GT XFX doesn't have a way to control the speed of the fan.
Yowch. Incoming wrath of the overclockers. (Those too cheap to buy an aftermarket fan, anyways.)
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post #9 of 22
yeah I dont know what they were thinking when they changed the fan design on an already hot card
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these fans are the revision 2 ones right. They are bigger
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