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If this a good 8800GT, i was going to get the Zotac AMP! but it was too much with my budget. My two options are the 8800GT from XFX or save $40 and get the 8800gs from EVGA.

Anyone would say, GET THE 8800GT, but i ask because it doesn't seem to have a heatsink on the memory, and there is no plastic casing like all the other 8800 series have, with this create a cooling issue or will the Zalman fan have better cooling then a low profile single slot cooler?
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You can buy ramsinks very cheap. I say go for the GT.
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well, instead of exhausting the hot air out of the case like with a slot cooler, it is exhausted into your case. if you have good airflow, it shouldnt be a problem. if you have a smaller case with minimal airflow, you may run into some issues.

the zalman does a much better job at cooling the chip, compared to the stock cooler.
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if i don't buy a ram sink will it be ok for overclocking?
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
if i don't buy a ram sink will it be ok for overclocking?
Just don't oc the mem. The core and shader can still be overclocked

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108071
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well, instead of exhausting the hot air out of the case like with a slot cooler, it is exhausted into your case. if you have good airflow, it shouldnt be a problem. if you have a smaller case with minimal airflow, you may run into some issues.

the zalman does a much better job at cooling the chip, compared to the stock cooler.
It won't make a difference since the GT's reference cooler is single slot and exhausts into the case.
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post #8 of 8
Why not just get the PNY 8800GT from best buy for $150.00?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1196469743507
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