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Which 8800GTS should I get? XFX or EVGA?

First the EVGA:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337

OR

The XFX:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150261

Lemme know which of those two or if you have other suggestions in this prices range feel free to throw them out.
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post #2 of 15
They are both great cards! I don't think one has a huge advantage over the other. both have great warranties and support!!
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What about when you consider overclock potential?
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
What about when you consider overclock potential?
You really just take a chance with your card when overclocking. Someone could get a massive OC on an XFX card and you could buy the same one and get a very mediocre OC. Buy whichever one you prefer and best of luck to you with your OC.

edit: Also think of price. If you aren't going to use the mail in rebate then buy the cheaper one.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
What about when you consider overclock potential?
The evga has a higher OC out of the box but as anyone here will tell you, it's the luck of the draw as to how high it will go. depends on the chip.
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my evga's core only overclocked (stable) to 785 mhz but ive heard of many many have gone to at least 800
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post #7 of 15
I've got the eVGA and got the core up to 811... so it really does depend on the specific card. eVGA has the step-up program, though... so if you're thinking about getting one of their higher-end cards in the next few months that would help.

Otherwise, they're both awesome cards and I'm sure you'll get great speeds out of either.
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post #8 of 15
Get the EVGA 8800GTS then if it OC's better,plus it has a step up program and warranty
 
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post #10 of 15
the XFX one has COD4 with it for free, but you might have to check some box. its a great game, and a $50 value. so the XFX one seems like a great deal. but with the evga one you can step up to a 9900 if they come out in the mext 3 months.
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