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I am going to buy a new video card. (economic stimilus package ftw!) I have it narrowed down to these three:

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB

XFX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB

I will be getting two of these cards for SLI. Which would you choose and why. What would you think would be the most cost effective and still give execellent performance. I have been leaning towards the 8800GTS G92.
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Go for the GTS. The difference between the 3 really isn't a whole lot.
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Depends, are you going to be completely happy with stock cooling? Will you be overclocking? If you plan on adding a Thermalright HR-03GT like me, and you intend to overclock the GPU, then go for a standard 8800GT or whatever tickles your fancy within the price range with preferably minimal stock cooling. The end goal being less money spent on stock overclock, overclock yourself, and spend that extra money on the HR-03GT. Excellent cooler. I prefer not to block my second slot under my GPU, so I would not get the GTS.
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If you can afford it, definitly the 9800GTX as it's a proven golden overclocker, and there's a slight revision of the 8800GTS' G92 core.
    
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This topix has been posed like 5 times with the same video cards. Go with what you like best. 8800GTS is my call.
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post #7 of 14
If you are getting 2, just get the 9800 x2, costs about same and is basically sli in 1 card.
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8800 Gts
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Originally Posted by lonnie5000 View Post
I am going to buy a new video card. (economic stimilus package ftw!) I have it narrowed down to these three:

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB

XFX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB

I will be getting two of these cards for SLI. Which would you choose and why. What would you think would be the most cost effective and still give execellent performance. I have been leaning towards the 8800GTS G92.
Well, I have two 9800GTXs in SLI, and from what I've seen they just barely edge out the GTSs. For all intents and purposes they're alike performance wise. Go for the GTSs because the 9800s are enormous.
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Seems the GTS is getting the popular vote. I guess I just needed to justify it to myself with other opinions!
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