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Hi guys,

I've almost got enough money saved up to get a 7800gtx and i wanted to know if there was that much of a difference between all the different types that you can get i.e XFX and Asus. I'll probally end up overclocking the card so what is the actual differences between a 7800gtx for £350 card and a £280. I know that the clock speed will be a bit better but if i plan on ocing it would it eb worth saving the extra £70 or is it worth it?

Any help great, Cheers, Dan.
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There's not much of a difference at all, they're just different manufacturers. I'd go with a good, dependable one. XFX and eVGA are two of the best at the moment, great customer service.

And if you're going to OC it anyway, don't spend the extra cash on a BFG OCed or an eVGA Superclocked. Just get a regular eVGA or XFX, and a Zalman VF700 or some other good VGA cooler.
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I got the PNY one runs stock at 420 core and 1.2 ram and I am running at 495 core and 1.4 ram stable with no artfacts @ around 40*c under load w/arctic cooler
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Not really, you might as well jsut get a standard GTX and OC it and put on a different cooler. You'll spend about $40USD extra for a cooler that will give you better temps and maybe can squeeze out more than a OC version.

Go with whatever has the best clock speed for what you are willing to pay. Like the GT there are a bunch of versions with different clock speeds, some of the mid range GT prices have the highest clocks (from eVGA) I dont know about GTX's but they'll range between 460-490MHz, not that much of a difference. Also look at Manufaturer Warranties as well, some companies wont allow you to put a cooler on your card as it will void the warranty. eVGA, I think, might be the only company that allows you to put on a cooler without voiding the warranty

The thing is though it's all about the chip and what it can handle, Whenever you get it DL Coolbits to find your Optimal settings and I wouldn't push much further (10-15MHZ) beyond that, if it will let you.
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