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So I've pretty much narrowed my choices down between these two (unless anyone has some other suggestions).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

vs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325

The 8800 GT would be about 160 + shipping and the 8800GTS would be about 215 + shipping (assuming both were bought from newegg).

Is the extra 55 dollars really justified in your opinions? From what I've been reading I could probably overclock the GT up to right about the same as the GTS, but i've also read that the GT's have a lot of heat problems (not sure if the one I linked has the newer fan / heatsink or not).

I run dual monitors, but my main gaming monitor runs at 1680 x 1050. I probably won't go SLi at the moment as I doubt I'd have a need for it, but I would like to buy some newer games with better eye candy. Let me know what you guys think!
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get the gts worth the cost IMO
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lol in that link someone comments that the gt plays crisis in 1680 x 1050 at very high settings and gets good frames ^_^ newegg comments ftlose
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Get the 8800GTS for 3 reason.

1. GTS > GT.
2. GTS can overclock more then 8800GT can.
3. It has a dual slot cooler so better temps.
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Most of the reading was back when there was a $100 difference but I'm still looking. Just looking for more input.
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26% price difference for 10% gain in performance.
    
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26% price difference for 10% gain in performance.
source?
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source?
Think about it.
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From what I read, its only about a 10% difference. I've seen a few people get higher 3DMark scores with a GT vs my GTS. But the GTS stays much cooler and over clocks very well. But I got the MSI GTS so the price was about $30 less than the EVGA one.
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