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I could get a XFX 8800GT today for $149 after rebate and was wondering which one i should get.There's the 8800GT with the full heatsink and fan with the green pcb or the smaller heatsink fan with the black pcb.Does the one with the black pcb and smaller heatsink cool the memory as well or does it just cool the gpu?And which one is a better OC'er?
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i know for a fact (even though i dont own one) that the larger cooler is alot better for overclocking but i hate green PCB's, so if you are like me and love the black PCB's just get a custom cooler like a du-orb
    
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The Rev.3 editions come with their fans fixed at 100%.. I found this out the hard way. Just lucky i had my Accelero to swap over.

Neither of the two heatsinks exhaust hot air outside the case, rather they just dump it back in the case.. But yeah, the full sized cooler would be better.

And, PCB colour means nothing with regards to heat. Just looks cooler
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I think you should get the 2nd rev with the black pcb.
 
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The Rev.3 editions come with their fans fixed at 100%.. I found this out the hard way. Just lucky i had my Accelero to swap over.

Neither of the two heatsinks exhaust hot air outside the case, rather they just dump it back in the case.. But yeah, the full sized cooler would be better.

And, PCB colour means nothing with regards to heat. Just looks cooler
How can you tell a rev.3 edition?And your right, color has nothing to do with the OC results your gonna end up with.

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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
I think you should get the 2nd rev with the black pcb.
I do like the black pcb because of the color and was gonna pair it up with my BFG 8800GT w/ DuOrb,but that one has green pcb so i'm torn between cool color or SLI color matching really.
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How can you tell a rev.3 edition?
Couldn't tell you.. All i know si that these ones have only the red and black wires and make hella-noise.



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I do like the black pcb because of the color and was gonna pair it up with my BFG 8800GT w/ DuOrb,but that one has green pcb so i'm torn between cool color or SLI color matching really.
If they're cheap enough, buy a pair for aesthetics, and sell the BFG ?
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