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So basically, I am finally upgrading my horrible graphics card. I've done tons of research on cards themselves and of course found the 8800GT to be the best bang for my buck. Now I am onto which brand is the best to go with?

I have narrowed it down to three:

MSI $199.99 after $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9&Tpk=nx8800Gt

EVGA $199.99 after $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

BFG $209.99 after $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...118&Tpk=8800GT

All the rebates end on the 31st. The MSI has a 660Mhz Core clock, the EVGA 600Mhz, and the BFG 625Mhz. The memory clock on the MSI is 1900Mhz and the others are 1800Mhz.

Everything stats wise is similar, and nothing some slight overclocking wouldn't fix. Basically, I am looking for people with experience in any of those cards with actual facts on why you would recommend the brand, not just fanboy comments. The only factors I am worrying about really are heat, and space. I have an Antec 900 so the power supply is mounted on the bottom. Currently my power supply is one inch away from my dual slot X1650Pro and with the fan blowing onto the GPU I'm sure it gets pretty hot. So should I go with the MSI since it has the rather large cooler? Or go with either the BFG or EVGA that are single slot, but smaller coolers. I am really not sure an additional inch between the PSU fan and the GPU will reduce temperatures that much, or if my current card is having a temperature issue let alone that the PSU fan might be causing it.

Either way, which would you recommend and why? Much appreciated.

-Brent
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Evga.
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Not on the list, but take a look at Galaxy man. $180 after rebate and they clock like beasts!!!!! look at mine!
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Evga hands down. Best customer support I have ever delt with when I had to rma mine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by holtzman View Post
Evga hands down. Best customer support I have ever delt with when I had to rma mine.
You do have a point there mang, Galaxy is out of china or japan, anyway you can pretty much hang up getting awesome support, but they do come with better coolers that are dual slot.
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Get either the EVGA,XFX or the Galaxy.
 
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eVGA. No doubt.
    
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eVGA for sure.
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Simple as that, they rock .
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EVGA. Love them.
    
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