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post #1 of 11
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so i was going to get an 8800GTX but they upped the price before i could take it... that means my options are more limited...

so which should i get? an 8800GT, and then OC, or an 8800GTS?

eVGA 8800GT; (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1008)
pny 8800GTS: (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-003-PN)

i've got £160 max to spend, and i game at 1680x1050
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post #2 of 11
Well ive gone for one of these http://www.microstorm.com/partinfo.a...0&LCID=&VAT=-1 as i didnt want too spend too much (was originally gonna get a gt)but i saw this at this price and i couldnt resist
But i ordered it on saturday and thay havent shipped it yet but it still says order is being prcoessed but hey they did say working days. But ill keep you posted on tht.

EDIT: Also it comes in your price range with shipping
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hmmm... thanks, but i am quite suspicious... don't have a good gut feeling about that site, tbh
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In that case i would go with overclockers but my m8 has had a very bad experience(maybe just very unlucky)he returned 3 asus extreme motherboards from them and he just got a evga motherboard instead
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post #5 of 11
Go with eVGA...lifetime warranty and you can replace the stock cooler and flash the bios to the SSC (top of the line) and it's still covered under warranty.
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post #6 of 11
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ah... yeah, and i think i might be able to use Step Up too... ta for that
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post #7 of 11
You sure can for 90 days
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post #8 of 11
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is it worth adding another 2gb of ram while i'm at it?
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post #9 of 11
Well, sure why not. It never hurts to have more RAM.

This is the kit I got

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144118

I think your BlackDragon outperforms it though so OC it to the max
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post #10 of 11
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ta . i got the eVGA card and two more gigs of ram, but my system doesn't want to POST with the ram installed
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