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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    haha yeah i got a bit of a beating for mine, i then bought a new amp & speakers and she had to feed me for the rest of term xD
    I think you need some upgrades tbh mate...

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    Well I went for the EVGA and a black Zen case... FINALLY GOT ALL MY PARTS!!

    Will have fun building on Saturday - wohoo...

    (just hope the gf don't find out how much I've spent!)

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    well good luck with both mate!

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    i got XFX 8800GTS XXX a few weks ago it's superb, overclocks further than it specification, currently running at 630, memory 2000

    may have been a few £+ to the others but it oozes class. best gfx card yet.3dmark06

    luck

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    Check this out, they have got really high clocks here...

    http://www.hardwarelogic.com/news/61...007-03-26.html

    ''we pressed on all the way to 660MHz (core) and 2070MHz''
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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    Check this out, they have got really high clocks here...

    http://www.hardwarelogic.com/news/61...007-03-26.html

    ''we pressed on all the way to 660MHz (core) and 2070MHz''
    very nice
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    Heh thanks for that i'll see what more i can get from mine then.MwwwwwuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUU

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    Personally, I've always been a bit of modder, and would love it if they sold an underclocked 8800GTX, ie the ones that did not yeild well, but since that isnt going to happen anytime soon, I would steer away from the preoverclocked versions as any noob can attain them borderline overclocks, I haven't read too much about the G80, but EVGA, XFX, and inno3d, POV, are amongst the ones I'm likely to choose from, provided they give me decent after sales support, but thats something I don't want to pay too much of a premium for so I'd hard bargain myself into an EVGA, looking for deals on the web becuase they do overclock fantastic.
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    Get the cheapest 8800GTX you can find, reguardless of brand.

    Heres my reasons:

    1) They are all based on the exact same reference board from Nvidia, and also, they are all (evidently) made in the exact same factory. Apart from the water cooled ones, and the newer ones which Nvidia allowed to be overclocked to high speeds, they are all the exact same card with a different sticker on for different manufacturers.

    2) The only real difference is the software you get, and considering you will just be downloading and installing the latest driver from nvidia.com anyway... the software you get is pretty much redundent. Unless you actually need some applications (or perhaps a game) that comes with a particular brand, you will just end up using the same driver as everyone else anyway, and the driver is the most important thing.

    3) I personally wouldn't get an 8800GTS unless I really needed a better bargain card. It just lacks the power compared to the GTX. The GTX will run almost everything perfectly, cranked to maximum. And the few things that it still struggles with... would struggle like hell on a GTS. It all depends on your philosophy though, and how much you can afford. But I personally think its worth stretching to a GTX (but get a cheap brand one. Dont assume some unknown crappy brand or one that isn't in the "top-5-best-graphics-card-brands" is going to give you a crappy card, because it won't. Not with the 8800GTX anyway.


    If you where considering which higher end version to get though (the ones with higher overclocks), I couldn't help you. Although, I doubt anyone could. Because with those cards, its the same as all the older geforce cards. Some people swear by some brands, and some people sware by others. Some people say I had one of those and it died after a week, and yet a zillion other people bought the exact same card and are still using it happily 7 years later. Etc..etc...etc.. In other words, I personally don't give much credit to the brands thing when it comes to graphics cards. But the 8800gtx is exempt from that anyway.

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    The only reason I got a 320 version is that I only have a 17incher (my gf don't think so, but what does she know!) From what I've read my low rez gaming will not need the double mem.

    I have a vanilla 6800 at the mo and it still plays most new/decent games at a reasonable rate, I've had a good 2 and half years out of it. I expect this card to give me the same longevity, it will play the newest games over the next 12 months at a real good rate and after that it will start to struggle... but for &#163;200, you can't grumble... I think paying insane amounts on a GFX card is just not worth it, they don't last long enough.

    I could probably sell this on Ebay in 12 months, get &#163;80 for it and put that towards an upgrade...
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    EVGA - has pretty good support - but the best thing about them is the step-up programme - so if it isnt as good as you hoped - save a few more £££ and go get a higher spec'd card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoil View Post
    EVGA - has pretty good support - but the best thing about them is the step-up programme - so if it isnt as good as you hoped - save a few more £££ and go get a higher spec'd card
    I'm not sure that is available in Europe by the way. Infact, I'm pretty sure I read that it was only available to US (and Canada I think).

    If it was available in Europe, I probably would have spent more for an EVGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    The only reason I got a 320 version is that I only have a 17incher
    The GTS is a sweet card, and using lower resolutions would really help it. I was moments away from buying one infact, but I was determined to get the GTX, mainly because I have never owned a top of the line anything before, so I thought I would treat myself once in my life I would definitely suggest getting one if you can stretch to it though. But like I said, I personally wouldn't even spare 2 seconds thinking about brands. The only exception is if you want one of the pre-overclocked ones, or you live in the US (and canada?) and would therefore be eligable for the EVGA step up program.

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    I bought the cheapest 8800GTS I could get a couple of months ago and I haven't regretted it, was planning on upgrading my GFX with the CPU in a year anyway when I had the money.

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