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Ok, I need the opinion of the community on this purchase. I just bought the Gigabyte 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 (overclocked edition). I had the choice of buying either a 2600 XT or this one, and I chose the nVidia for one because my mobo is already SLI enabled, so I can buy another down the line. Another reason, the Gigabyte had a $30 rebate, so in the end I'll have only spent $50 on an 8600 GT. The third is because I've read that ever since AMD bought out ATI, ATI cards started getting progressively worse. The opinion I wanted was just if I bought the right card? I mean which in reality is better? I'm pretty sure I made the right choice, but I just had the urge to ask the community about this. Also, it comes with Neverwinter Nights 2. Is this game any good?

BTW, here's the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125070
 
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post #2 of 23
8600's arnt to bad, but i wouldnt have bought a passive one
post #3 of 23
You bought the right card. Its not fantastic but as long as it suits your needs you are fine. The overclocked versions save you a bit of effort too. If you do want to overclock it further, check the temps carefully as it is only passive.
post #4 of 23
Why would you want 2 sli 2 8600gt's. Its completely pointless. The second one 2 buy wouldnt be worth it because by that time you can sell the one 8600gt and buy an 8800gts 320 or 8800gs which would kill 2 8600gt's for the same money.
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post #5 of 23
the 8600GT is good enough too play Lost Planet so it's still a descent card
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Not saying its not a good card. I'm saying the performance increased wouldn't be worth the money 2 buy a second for SLI. If you get 2 w/ the rebates working that is $100= 8800gs costs. And last time i checked the 8800gs SMOKES the 2x 8600gt in sli. Just keep the 8600gt the way you have it and buying a second one wouldn't be worth the money!
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post #7 of 23
Fanless.

That thing's gonna get pretty hot.

Performance-wise, it's good though
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it seems I made a good choice. It does seem the ATI drivers are a little buggy, and CCC is a useless piece of software.
 
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post #9 of 23
Hmm, too bad. I've got a couple of 8600GTs for sale.

Edit: 3500th post! w00t!
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I used to have a xfx 8600gt xxx and tbh it wasnt a bad card, I later bought a second to sli and it realy wasnt worth the money, I returned the second card and bought a 8800gt and gave my sister the 8600gt, now got sli 8800gt and the fps increase is good but the heat build up is anoying "I now have to turn fan speeds up to 100% to play games like cod4 for long periods" but even one of my 8800gt's completely outpower even my 8600gt sli setup I had.
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