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The EVGA step up program:

Register your product within 30 days at EVGA's website. If you decide you want a better card, you may exchange yours for another (better) one and pay just the price difference, within 90 days of the original purchase. You may only Step-up once (you may not "step-up" from the card you've "step-upped" to already.)

From what I understand, XFX is actually implementing a program like this soon (or already has, not sure ATM).

EVGA has excellent customer service and a great support site/forum which provides a lot of help.

For the most part, all the cards are going to be physically the same (as they generally are the same reference design board from nVidia, and often times produced by the same manufacturer). The current 8800GT and GTS cards haven't been experiencing much (if any) issues that I can recall, so you should be good with pretty much any distributor. The EVGA support and step-up can be nice though.

You could go with an 8800GT 512MB like this EVGA Superclocked Edition for $220 ($190 after MIR). OR, if you are willing to spend a little more than $225 initially, you can get this Zotac 8800GTS G92 512MB for $243 ($208 after MIR). The G92 GTS will perform close to the 8800GTX level.

Hope that helps.
    
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Thank you chogs for the info on eVGA's "Step-up" program.
As for the HD3870, I need to play crysis and the 3870 doesn't do well in benches compared to the 9600GT and 8800GT.
And now that i relize the 8800gts(g92) are cheap (i thought they were 300+ dollars) I may look into one of those.
Or perhaps buy the eVGA 8800GT and step-up later when i sell my graphics card.
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Get the 8800GT It has more stream processors than the 9600GT, is more powerful than the 9600GT, its better than the 3870 and doesnt get too hot

If you up the fan speed from the stock
29% to around 70% your temperatures wont go much over 60C

The
EVGA 8800GT comes with a 90 day stepup program, meaning if another card comes out that is superior to the card you bought, you only pay the difference to upgrade to your new card - bargin
    
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I'm all for the 8800GT.
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I have been looking at some benches, from what it seems. the G92 8800GTS isn't that much better than the 8800GT. So I don't think I will stretch my budget for one.
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Personally, I'd save up a few more dollars ($229) and get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+g92&name=EVGA

Evga 8800GTS G92 512mb

I also see one of them on that list comes with Crysis for free if you don't have it yet or want to give it away
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
Thank you chogs for the info on eVGA's "Step-up" program.
As for the HD3870, I need to play crysis and the 3870 doesn't do well in benches compared to the 9600GT and 8800GT.
And now that i relize the 8800gts(g92) are cheap (i thought they were 300+ dollars) I may look into one of those.
Or perhaps buy the eVGA 8800GT and step-up later when i sell my graphics card.
I'd say either:

Go for the EVGA 8800GT and "step-up" if you want (a month or two later), or;

Just go for the Zotac 8800GTS G92, which should last you quite some time.

Both will play Crysis very well, at least relative to any other video cards (especially on this price level). You may get a few more FPS with the GTS (or play at a slightly higher GFX level), but the difference won't be massive.
    
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i wonder how many more time this will be asked
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depends, if ure OCing, id say HD3870, but if u dont plan on risking it, get the 8800GT
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if the only serious gaming you will be doing is mostly FPS games, then go with the 8800GTS or the if you want to save the extra cash 9600 or 3870.

if you're going to be playing some EQ or WoW, I've heard that EQ has had major issues with 8000 series cards. My friend has a pair of these and has had very disappointing results playing EQ.
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