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So I'm about to order the parts for my new comp from newegg, but I have just one hang up.

I'm trying to justify the extra $50 I'd be spending to pick up this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325

over this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130319

I've taken a look at a handful of benchmarks and while its pretty obvious that the GTS outperforms the GT, I'm wondering if there's a noticeable difference between the two.

I play wow, cod4, portal, and assassins creed atm in addition to doing some minor video editing (I'm a broadcast journalism major). I don't mind spending the extra cash if the performance gain warrants such an expenditure. I'll continue to do some more research, but I'd love to get some advice from the ocn community.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8
Basically, an OC 8800GT can reach the stock speeds of a GTS and give almost identical performance. Unless the difference is under $30, it's not truly worth it... I went for a 8800GT XT for $170 over a 8800GTS 512 for $210 and I don't regret it.

EDIT: But I see you got your eyes on a OCed version of the GTS, plus, I heard some complaints about the inefficiency of the 8800GT stock cooler. Maybe those details could justify the purchase of the GTS over the GT :/
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post #3 of 8
I'd go with an 8800gt with the price difference. Just overclock it and you'll be set. If money isnt an issue then get the 8800gts which will be a little better in performance. I got my 8800gt when they were 270$, with prices the way they are now you can't go wrong.
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post #4 of 8
Don't get the superclocked version of any card, OC it yourself =)

And the GTS is definatly better

The GTS when overclock compares to the 8800GTX/9800GTX
    
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post #5 of 8
Get the standard G92 8800GTS and OC it.
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I really like the idea of buying an evga card due to the 90 day step up program and the excellent reports I've heard about their customer service, but newegg doesn't appear to be selling the standard version of the G92 card from evga. I checked out zipzoomfly and NCIX. Anyone have any suggestions for other places to look?
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post #7 of 8
If you're gonna overclock, I would recommend picking up a stock (or close to it, price-wise) 8800GTS. If *not*, I would find the highest clocked 8800GT you can as long as it's equal to or less than the stock 8800GTS, price-wise.
    
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post #8 of 8
The extra 16 stream processors on the GTS makes a difference which the GT cannot compete with. Yes you can overclock the GT passed the GTS, but you can just as well oc the GTS.
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