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I've found that this link is very helpful when deciding which videocard is the best for price/performance for different budgets. This comes from Tom's Hardware. This should help you decide for yourself -
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/04/...ney/page2.html
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I would get a SATA Optical drive and forget about the IDE, then grab an 8800 gs
    
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and also, it won't hit the ide slot, it is lined up with the end of the ram slots, so you should be fine on that and the heatsink should be fine
    
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I did get a Sata DVD drive since I bough Vista and only had a 4x cd-rom drive at the moment lol.
    
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Originally Posted by GPA_Voltaire View Post
and also, it won't hit the ide slot, it is lined up with the end of the ram slots, so you should be fine on that and the heatsink should be fine
He made his decision, you should leave him be about the card. He received the identical advice before, but stated he did not feel comfortable taking those actions, read the previous posts by myself. He is happy with his current card, and that it's great. The 8800 might have not been necessary if this is working out awesome for him. Gratz on how you like it so much, it was clearly the BEST decision for you.
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I wanted the XFX but I prefered Evga's warranties and such.. which are now screwing me over since they are telling me the card has been registered already but whatever.
I registered my 680 sli motherboard with a serial number which referenced as a date/store a purchased which I returned, but had a matching serial number on the motherboard. I was RMA'ing it 10 months later (a week ago), and I asked EVGA over the phone if they could fix it and if it would be ok, and they said it would be fine. Call them up and explain, make sure to be polite and show them whatever they ask for, and I am sure you will be ok.
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