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    Question Which one of these 8800's would you buy? (a bit of a poll)

    I'm having a real hard time choosing what 8800 to buy here... basically the only difference I can see between the ones I can afford on SCAN is:

    1) Clock/mem speeds - important
    2) Manufacturer - pretty important (possibly more than 1?)
    3) A slight cost difference - not so important

    I've been reading forums like the one below, if you can ignore all the petty arguing in it, there is some interesting stuff regarding the importance manufacturers:

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1183654

    But anyway... here are the ones I have narrowed it down to, please tell me which one you would choose? You can ignore price, but let me know why you would pick that one in particular, (assuming you were going to use a single card)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Compa...690&CPID=19687

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    I'd probably go for the EVGA one, cheapest aswell.

    EVGA seem to have a goodish rep

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    Theres an 8800gts on the bargain forums for 159 from ebuyer, I would go with that, especially as you are using a 17" screen
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    ...might wanna wait for the R600s which are due out at the end of May... at least in the 'States. They should help drive prices down if you have your heart set on an nvidia. Otherwise, they actually have some pretty impressive specs.
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    the leadtek, cos its a 640mb and the rest are 320's well actually it depends if you game at a high enough res to need that over the 320mb?

    im not going to pay the manufacturer to overclock a gfx card for me! ffs i'm not that lazy i'll do that myself, although i dont feel the need to o/c mine, it can handle pretty much anything i throw at it using 1920x1200.

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    EVGA for the trade-up programme. If a better card comes in inside the next 3 months you can swap for just the cost difference.

    I actually have the BFG OC (not OC2) 320Mb card and it's very, very fast. Much faster than the stock POV 320Mb GTS card in my wife's machine.

    Also EVGA are doing sterling support for their 680i motherboards - they're RMAing them all free of charge because they don't currently overclock quad-cores and they think they should. I had mine done and I reckon EVGA deserve a bit of a plug for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wja96 View Post
    Also EVGA are doing sterling support for their 680i motherboards - they're RMAing them all free of charge because they don't currently overclock quad-cores and they think they should. I had mine done and I reckon EVGA deserve a bit of a plug for that.
    Hmmm might have to do that with mine..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wja96 View Post
    EVGA for the trade-up programme. If a better card comes in inside the next 3 months you can swap for just the cost difference.

    I actually have the BFG OC (not OC2) 320Mb card and it's very, very fast. Much faster than the stock POV 320Mb GTS card in my wife's machine.

    Also EVGA are doing sterling support for their 680i motherboards - they're RMAing them all free of charge because they don't currently overclock quad-cores and they think they should. I had mine done and I reckon EVGA deserve a bit of a plug for that.
    im similaly impressed by my BFG & they also have an excellent warrenty service

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    i like my gainward 320 paid less then &#163;200 for it and it has a healthy overclock plus gainward always use good memory modules so normally good oveclockers


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    Thanks for response guys!

    Am not fond of overclocking tbh, I'd rather just pay another 20-30 for the faster model. I can't see me using anything but my 17incher over the next 12 months so no point in getting a 640 - unless they were quicker all round which they aren't according to reviews I have read, I may as well stick with 320 and upgrade in 12-24months.

    RMA'ing and step ups I'm not interested in, nice idea though, shame it's only 3 months. They should do some sort of loyalty prog for gfx buyers e.g stick with Nvidia and get 30% off your next card when u trade in or somthing. A 6-12 month step would be cool.

    POV I've never heard of, don't fancy that...

    Can't wait till the end of may for a ATI card to come along... I need to build it this coming weekend!

    Based on manufacturer and speed I have narrowed it down
    to these...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Compa...952&CPID=19687

    What would you get?

    Thanks again for your response guys, I've been collecting bits for my PC for a few months now and your help has just been great, you have totally influenced my PC design.
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    EVGA seems best bang for buck

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    That's what I was thinking, not much in it really apart from price...

    But you do get a trendy T-shirt with the BFG... not sure I would be seen outside the house in it though
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    lol yeah my girlfriend took mine to sleep in cuz it was maaaassssiiiiiivvveeee

    ps. u do get some cool stickers though

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    yup, the EVGA looks like the best choice

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    oops, a bit slow... lol


    yup the BFG t-shirt I got was an XL size
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    Hmmm, &#163;12 more for a shirt and stickers and 4mhz more on the gpu clock....

    When my gf finds out how much I have spent on my PC she will most likely kill me a little less if I get the EVGA...
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    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

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