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  • 46% (18)
    Get the 8800 GS to Fold
  • 30% (12)
    Get the 8800 GT because it's better (cost like $70 more)
  • 23% (9)
    Folding is not important.
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post #21 of 28
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well then, now im almost buying it. probably a good idea to pick it up before they go OOS. i guess i'll pick one up when i get home (this is predicting i will be convinced by then to get one).

now considering i will have one in my hand, now gets me to think, what is safe temps for this card?

and does replacing the stock HSF void warranty?
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well then, now im almost buying it. probably a good idea to pick it up before they go OOS. i guess i'll pick one up when i get home (this is predicting i will be convinced by then to get one).

now considering i will have one in my hand, now gets me to think, what is safe temps for this card?

and does replacing the stock HSF void warranty?
1) Under 90-100C is nominal.
2) Warranty is ok with aftermarket HSF as long as you can restore to original condition
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Awesome Thanks!
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post #24 of 28
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wooooo-hoooo i just bought the 8800 GS.

i feel like im on some sort of shopping streak.

i've never bought a card more than $75 (7900GT), but this week i bought a HD4850 + 8800 GS. now im going broke. Thank you OCN. (haha jk). no more purchases for a while.
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Quote:
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wooooo-hoooo i just bought the 8800 GS.

i feel like im on some sort of shopping streak.

i've never bought a card more than $75 (7900GT), but this week i bought a HD4850 + 8800 GS. now im going broke. Thank you OCN. (haha jk). no more purchases for a while.
My card never hits over 65*C when at full load and full fan.

I'm thinking about getting a duorb so I can fold 24/7 tho
post #26 of 28
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when you do please make a thread so we can see the cooling performance, i probably will get one soon enough when the FAH client for ATI HD4850 gets better.
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post #27 of 28
You could get a 8800GT for ~130 after MIR these days, just get one of those. The performance difference is pretty big.
    
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post #28 of 28
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well you can OC the 8800 GS and get nearly the performance of an 8800 GT on stock. therefore i'd rather save $50-75 bucks on this card since i already own a HD4850 and my only real purpose of this card is to fold.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-benchies.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/E...800_GS/24.html
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