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post #21 of 29
I just hear great things about the eVGA, and you could get a bios flash. And if not lash it your self, it will run high clock speeds.
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post #22 of 29
get the evga. they have two editions with copper heatsinks. the 7800GT CO SE is clocked at 460/1100 and has a copper heatsink instead of the aluminum that most have. model 16 (can't remember the rest, but 16 is all u need to know)

the 7800GT CO is clocked at 470/1100 (what I have) and has a copper heatsink coupled with the fan off a gtx which has more fins and pushes more air and it has the cover off a gtx as well. model 17

also, evga has a lifetime warranty that covers overclocking and 3rd party coolers. evga is the only company I know of that doesn't care if you take your cooler off and put as5 on it and put the cooler back on, or even if you swap the cooler out for something better.
Also, evga has a step up program. within 90 days if you decide the 7800gt isn't enough you can send evga your card and the difference and get a gtx (usually 100...but evga gives you the full retail price for your card even though it's used)

in my opinion evga has great customer service, a good forum w/ moderators that work for evga, and one of the best warranties.
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in terms of overclocking which one would win?
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post #24 of 29
Also worth a look would be..this..from ALBATRON.

They a good cheaper card overhere and will get you a nice overclock.
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post #25 of 29
well for overclocking, no one can tell you for certain which card would win as each card will overclock differently. All we can tell you is our best guess.

I would guess that the evga would overclock better because it has better cooling.
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post #26 of 29
I just bought the XFX 7800GT and an Arctic Cooler to go with it, I REALLY LOVE the Arctic Cooler I have on my X700 Pro, it's quiet and it lowers GPU temps,case temps (because it exhausts hot air out the back) which in turn has lowered my CPU temp. And I did a lot of soul searching and research before I decided on the XFX.....it's definately the best bang for your buck, especially since it has a $20 rebate with it.
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post #27 of 29
yeah a 7800 gt is more power than you really need, in means of overclocking it, it should be good with stock cooling and you get to save about 100$
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post #28 of 29
I just got a eVGA 7800GT CO from newegg for $305 but since they're out of them I'm getting a non-CO for $300 from zipzoomfly to round up the SLI config...not sure on the coolers, but I might change it from the Zalmans to the NV Silencers because of running 2 cards exhaust is going to be critical and though the Zalmans might cool it better the heat goes into the case, plus the NV Silencers are cheaper

I'm going with eVGA cause of the warranty, prior experience, and they got a new "big game bundle" coming out this week, I dont mind getting a free game if it saves me $50 (lets just hope its not a DVD version)
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