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post #11 of 26
Go for the reference cooler.

Also, the Zalman cooler has no heatsinks on the ram and that might affect temps. Get the reference cooler, and upgrade to a better cooler later on.
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post #12 of 26
IMO get either card, as the 8800GT coolers are not good enough at all and get a du-orb w/ramsinks

either way you may find that one of these sites may have a better deal:
www.directcanada.com
www.memoryexpress.com

i order from both of those and there is also a memory express branch in edmonton so you may be able to save yourself some $$$ if you pick it up, any nvidia card from BFG/XFX or EVGA are good buys though
    
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post #13 of 26
The Zalman one.
The cooling design is improved plus I the black PCB will look flashier
The Zalman will overclock better than the Alpha due to cooler temps as well.
post #14 of 26
eVGA!!! mine runs overclocked at 740/1846/1020 @ 40 degrees celcius idle and never goes above 55, ever even while gaming
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Originally Posted by flag182 View Post
eVGA!!! mine runs overclocked at 740/1846/1020 @ 40 degrees celcius idle and never goes above 55, ever even while gaming
eVGA and XFX both are reference cards from NVIDIA. So you are getting the same exact card.
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post #17 of 26
buy them both, then u can go SLI. I think the Zalman is better, less temp issue when overclocking.
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post #18 of 26
First of all, i don't know much about Nvidias... But something like: the shaders clock doesn't matter?? Because the XFX with the zalman on has a clock@1500Mhz whilst the other one has it @ 1188Mhz... Isn't that a significant diff between them...

And plz but plz... don't compare and judge cards for their "beauty"... I whish i had the UGLIEST but BEST(EST) machine on the world... that's for sure...
    
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Go to ncix.com

They currently have a BFG 8800GT OC for like 140 or something. Its sick. Factor in tax+ship its like 160 after MIR (I think like 190 upfront) but still, its a great deal since its the OC version and I think its clocked at 625 or 650. NCIX has great service and support too....
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