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So for my price range, and step-up timeframe, the 9800GTX is looking like it will be it.
Now the question is, which 9800GTX? The regular, or the SSC.
What I'm wondering is with the SSC already clocked higher (obviously because it is binned as being a better yield), will it (should it) overclock higher than a regular 9800GTX?

Regular: $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

SSC: $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130349

+rep for any advice, thanks
    
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for 50 dollars, I would get the regular one and overclock it yourself. You might be able to flash it to SSC speeds like the 8800GT.
    
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How difficult/risky is flashing?
    
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SSC cards usually are binned better. I would probably go with the cheaper one tbh, since these cards all seem to be pretty good OC'ers. The SSC would really only be worth it if you didn't like OC'ing through software and didn't want to try a bios flash.
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I say go with the SCC you won't regret it after all no garuntee the stock one will reach same overclock
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i thought about that too. do the factory OC'd models come with higher maximum clock speed? if i buy a 600 mhz that is OC'able to 800mhz max ,would the factory OC'd 650Mhz version be able to do 850mhz?
    
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i thought about that too. do the factory OC'd models come with higher maximum clock speed? if i buy a 600 mhz that is OC'able to 800mhz max ,would the factory OC'd 650Mhz version be able to do 850mhz?
No, it doesn't go like that. It's more of factory OC'd ones are usually binned better, and therefore tend to OC better.
But as I stressed it's not always the case and that's why I created this thread =]
    
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