Which 7900gs?

I'm in the market for a new gfx card to replace my integrated 6150 and i really want a 7900gs. There is one from Evga http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130056
and one from xfx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150209
I was originally going with the evga b/c of their warranty and service but then i read that some people had trouble with OCing them so if i got the xfx its practically oc'ed and i don't have to worry about it. Im trying to save as much money as possible is the extra $30 worth it?
Also i have a 300 watt psu running 2hd 1 disc drive and an x2-4200 is it enough?
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  1. Either manufacturer would be fine. I'd go for cheaper.
  2. Do you think i can OC the Evga to 600/1600 on stock cooling?
  3. Arent you interesting on the HDCP version of the 7900GS? I think it will cost u 10 more bucks. Just to let u know

    Or you can pick the 7900GT KO which is a good card too for the price range.

    I would go for the eVGA one.
  4. Here you go
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130049

    Do yourself a favor.
    Spend the few extra bucks and get a 7900GT

    Better card. Not so mutch more $$.
  5. Ya think? alright i was considering that one too thx
    prolly gona need a new psu though right?
  6. It would be a real good idea.

    Don't want to kill your system because of a power shortage.
  7. k, thx for your help guys :D
  8. when i see the 7900gt the bfg 7950 gt is only ten bucks more but compare that to the 7900gs and i get a $60 difference. Ill stick with the evga 7900gs and oc it should last me till some 2nd gen mainstream dx10 cards are out.
  9. I got a PNY 7900GS for my wifes computer for $150.00 at best buy (no rebate) It seems to be a good card and has a good overclock on the stock cooler. (I have not overclocked it) but read a review and it did pretty well.
  10. Go with EVGA and not just for their warranty,but also for their step-up program.They offer a 90 day step-up program where if you decide within the 90 day time frame,that you want a better video card,then you have the option of upgrading to said card for its full price minus the cost of your current card.So you see,EVGA is the way to go.As for the overclocking part,all I can say is that every card is different and like cpu's each graphics card will overclock to whatever it will.Some will over clock really high while others will only over clock nominally.XFX may sell you a card that is clocked higher than EVGA,but there is no guarantee on how high it will actually go.Hope I've helped some.Goodluck.

    Dahak

    AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
    EVGA NF4 SLI MB
    2X EVGA 7800GT IN SLI
    2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
    WD300GIG HD
    EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
    ACE 520WATT PSU
    COOLERMASTER MINI R120
  11. Ya Im probably going to get the evga thanks for your help guys
    As for the 90 day step up do you think there will be any mainstream dx10 out by then.

    Im gonna have to upgrade that 300 watt psu, so i was thinking a 600watt, to future proof.

    Theres
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817190007
    and
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=382326

    The main difference is the 35 amps on the 12v rail, 120mm fan and modular cables.- i only have 1 fan on the back so airflow is important
    Any suggestions?
  12. I am personally upgrading to a 750watt psu from thermaltake.Reason being is I enjoy sli and as I'll be buying an 8800gtx in january and then another a month or so later,I felt it prudent to buy the bigger psu.But as for you good sir,if all you are buying is the mainstream when it comes out,then 600watt should be adequit.I do recommend the thermaltake version with 4 12volt rails.this will ensure that your system gets what it needs and then some.Goodluck.

    Dahak

    AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
    EVGA NF4 SLI MB
    2X EVGA 7800GT IN SLI
    2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
    WD300GIG HD
    EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
    ACE 520WATT PSU
    COOLERMASTER MINI R120
  13. I would go for the thermaltake 850 that is coming soon...
  14. You think?Hmmmmm......Maybe i'll do that instead.But I'll have to wait till after x-mas for that one.

    Dahak
  15. Thats a little too expensive for my taste im going to be running a single card, x2-4200, 2 hds, and an optical drive thats about it. i might do some ocing later on.

    I have a spare 400watt psu with 11 amps on the 12v rail is 11 amps enough?

    looking for a psu for around $50
  16. Quote:
    Do you think i can OC the Evga to 600/1600 on stock cooling?


    That's where I have my evga 7900gs set, around 63­­°C under load, stable. Could probably go higher, but I haven't tested it.
  17. sounds good, at that speed what kind of frames do you get (&what settings)
  18. Quote:
    Thats a little too expensive for my taste im going to be running a single card, x2-4200, 2 hds, and an optical drive thats about it. i might do some ocing later on.

    I have a spare 400watt psu with 11 amps on the 12v rail is 11 amps enough?

    looking for a psu for around $50


    Make sure you don't see a 12vA, B or other letters. If you do, your PSU will tell you the amount of amperage on the rails combined somewhere on it. That is what you will be running off. 11 amps wouldn't handle a 6200LE. As an ex., I have 2 12v rails, A and B. Each at 21amps, combined they power 30 amps.
  19. Quote:
    sounds good, at that speed what kind of frames do you get (&what settings)


    Surpasses a 7900GT by 5-8% within that ficinity of clock rates. 1.5V-mod allows the core to toggle as high as 700MHz and 1.7GHz on the mem. 8O
  20. doesnt oc'ing void the warranty on the xfx?, also i might use the step-up program later so the extra $20 is fine
  21. Quote:
    Thats a little too expensive for my taste im going to be running a single card, x2-4200, 2 hds, and an optical drive thats about it. i might do some ocing later on.

    I have a spare 400watt psu with 11 amps on the 12v rail is 11 amps enough?

    looking for a psu for around $50


    11 amps is most definitely NOT enough for a gaming rig as most of your power is coming from the +12V rail and is powering many things at once. I personally would not buy a PSU below $75 for a gaming rig. Also I would go with a PSU that has a good brand name such as Thermaltake, Xclio, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, etc...

    I like eVGA for their step-up program. And their cool name 8)
  22. alright, guess im getting a new one.
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