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How about a Foxconn 880GTS Factory Overclocked?

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January 24, 2007 4:12:07 AM

I was just looking at the Foxconn FV-N88SMBD2-ODOC GeForce 8800GTS factory overclocked. It looks pretty good according to the specs at Newegg

I tried to read up on it, but there is not much information around. My concerns are whether it will run too hot, and/or be less reliable. Foxconn seems to be a "less expensive" type of brand and I wanna know if it will hold up over time too.

Thanks!
Dave
January 25, 2007 9:59:39 PM

i'd go with bfg, evga or xfx. they seem to offer best deals/warranty
January 25, 2007 10:48:27 PM

Bjorn3D seemed to like the Foxconn. I thought they were only available in Europe. oh well, here's the link. B3D Review
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2007 10:49:02 PM

I agree.
XFX, eVGA or BFG is the way to go.

From what I hear, evga has the best warrinties out there.
Covers most anything incluging overclocking.
They also offer a step up program for when the next revission of the 8800 comes out.

That's not to say the one you found is a bad card, though.
For the price it has really good clocks.
I might recommend going with the evga offering and overclocking it your self.
This way you know you will have quality parts and a good warinty.
January 25, 2007 10:53:41 PM

Haven't had a problem with Foxconn. Good benchmarks, stability and memory overclockability.
January 25, 2007 11:08:30 PM

I think a better known manufacturer would be preferred, but if the price is right.......... I personally have an XFX GTX and am a little miffed at how skimpy the bundle was for $550. Not one piece of non-driver software, so keep that in mind.
January 26, 2007 3:23:45 AM

Good points...Newegg is OOS on the Foxconn with none in until after the rebate, which makes it loose some of the alure. Wish the GTX's were a little cheaper...my new system build budget is maxed already :( 

Looks like the eVGA's only have a two year warranty. The Foxconn is 3 years. XFX cards have teh double lifetime, but not sure if that covers an OC'd card. BFG also has a lifetime warranty on their cards as well. Looks like as far as warranty goes XFX is the way to go. The only thing I noticed about their cards is that they has a single power plug, while the others have a double into one power. How much difference is that?

Thanks for the help.

Dave
January 26, 2007 4:12:24 AM

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The only thing I noticed about their cards is that they has a single power plug, while the others have a double into one power. How much difference is that?


lol, gts cards have one pcie power plug and gtx has two
January 26, 2007 4:58:23 AM

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The only thing I noticed about their cards is that they has a single power plug, while the others have a double into one power. How much difference is that?


lol, gts cards have one pcie power plug and gtx has two

Most I have seen use an adapter that takes two Molex connections into one that goes on the board...I ended up going with the eVGA. One has a lifetime warranty so I went with that one for $370.00
January 26, 2007 5:00:12 AM

great, i love my EVGA, btw what's your psu? got enough juice?
January 26, 2007 6:14:45 AM

well lifetime warranty is good i guess , if you plan on playing Quake 10 in 10 years from now with a 8800 GTS. :lol:  Anyway , since i believe this first batch of 8800`s is pretty much the same whatever brand you choose i would say get the cheapest one you can find.I`m surprised they sell factory OCed cards since i think nvidia told them not to.I got myself an Albatron card - cheap with no software bundle at all - and it was OCed a bit as well.Has anyone really noticed any difference between different brands in design or build quality?
January 26, 2007 8:06:03 AM

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great, i love my EVGA, btw what's your psu? got enough juice?


550WAtts
January 26, 2007 6:38:54 PM

amps are much more important than wattage, make sure you have at least 26amps on combined 12v rails
January 26, 2007 9:26:04 PM

you're looking @ +3.3V@24A, we're dealing with +12V rails here
a b U Graphics card
January 26, 2007 10:10:26 PM

Yeup, 24A is for the 3.3V rail.
Looks like you will have sufficent +12V amperage, though.
If I remember my HS math correctley, you should have 42A (504W/12V=42A) avaliable across all 3 rails.
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