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Anything i should know? I heard this car runs hot, its a BFG Tech 8800GT OC. I found it at *gasp!* Best Buy for 199.99$. I couldnt resist and grabbed it. So, anyone?
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$199 is a lot, you could have got the card cheaper.
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Yeah well he owns it now, and what a nice purchase. You should be fine thermally unless you do the bios volt mod then aftermarket cooling will be needed. It should oc nicely stock, but with the bios volt mod it will shine.
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Anything i should know? I heard this car runs hot, its a BFG Tech 8800GT OC. I found it at *gasp!* Best Buy for 199.99$. I couldnt resist and grabbed it. So, anyone?
You can get it for like $150 and avoid the tax. The card actually doesn't run that hot. The single slot cooler isn't that good.
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yes $199 is not a deal at all lol, they are around $150 after rebate

just oc it like mad, dont worry because it's covered by bfg no registration lifetime warranty lol
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
$199 is a lot, you could have got the card cheaper.
Sorry i forgot to mention that i also got a employee discount (my buddy works there) plus i also had some of my best buy "rewards" coupon thing bringing it down to a justifiable price.
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by serialtoon View Post
Sorry i forgot to mention that i also got a employee discount (my buddy works there) plus i also had some of my best buy "rewards" coupon thing bringing it down to a justifiable price.
And that price was?

And I love my GT's.
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post #8 of 27
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Well i had about...100$ in rewards gift certs...so that was, what....99$...then he gave me his discount being like a lame ass 10% (sad...i know) which brought it to 89$...lol Plus tax...ended up at around 100$ or so. Not too bad. So anyway, whats this Riva Tuner thing ive heard about? What can i do with it besides overclock?
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post #9 of 27
With the 8800GT you should be fine,just set the fan speed to 60% with Rivatuner and it will stay cool enough.

Here is the fan speed guide on this site:
http://www.vaguesoft.com/index.php?pageid=rt207

Or

http://www.vaguesoft.com/users/dwood...ials/rivatuner
 
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Awesome! Thats exactly what i was looking for.






Edit: That page wont show. Dead link?
Edited by serialtoon - 5/20/08 at 7:42am
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