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September 14, 2007 2:27:55 PM

On which 8800GTS to get. My PSU is a Corsair 520w. I'm right about ready to place my order.

The cards I'm looking at are as follows;

BFG 320mb OC2
BFG 640mb

EVGA 640mb
EVGA 640mb Superclocked

Ideally I'm looking for something that will run Crysis with some impressive detail, and also the freedom to up the res if needs be. I currently run different games at different resolutions.

I have read sooooooooo much info on these cards, and the more I read the more confused/indecisive I become :o 

As this appears to be the better of all the forums so far I'm hoping for some good honest help :sol: 

Thanks in advance for any help/pointers. :hello: 

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September 14, 2007 2:45:48 PM

You can't know how those cards will handle crysis. Just buy the evga one and use the step up program later.
September 14, 2007 2:49:44 PM

Evga 640, you can OC just using nTune without voiding the warranty (just don't get burn marks on the card) and save yourself the SC price premium. Superclocked is not even noticeable, especially since everyone is at least OCing 8800s to at least 600core, 1800 ram.

I am doing 640 core, 1924 ram and it runs under 72C at these settings under full load.
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September 14, 2007 2:50:22 PM

I would say go for the 640mb its the best bang for your buck. What res. are you running? Like cristip60 typed its hard to tell what card will do what for crysis when it is not even out yet.
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September 14, 2007 3:13:28 PM

if u can get all of those, then go for EVGA 8800GTS 640 SUPER CLOCKED
September 14, 2007 3:28:46 PM

I agree with Maziar.
THis depends on your monitor size...19"=320 superclocked. above 19" is better to buy the 640.
September 14, 2007 3:45:04 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. They've been very useful. I have a Dell 17" E173FP monitor at the moment but my current video settings aloow me to up the res to 2560 x 1600, but th emonitor max is 1280.

With this in mind I guess the 320mb, but if I u/g the monitor then the 640mb ?

But out of interest, even with my current screen, would the 640mb allow me higher detail settings on a game with my 1280 max res?
September 14, 2007 3:53:14 PM

Yes, but just alittle. The extra memory really helps with rendering textures at higher resolutions, and thats were you would see a major difference.
September 14, 2007 4:13:28 PM

Ok cheers guys...really appreciate all of your quick responses. I guess at this time due to my monitor I will go for the EVGA Superclocked 320mb - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125117. I can use their step up deal if I get another monitor and change to the 640mb. :sol: 
September 14, 2007 4:18:43 PM

good luck! and post back to let everyone know how it turns out.
September 14, 2007 4:21:31 PM

Will do. I'll stick around here as it's decent forum with loads of good information, and responsive members. :hello: 
September 16, 2007 5:15:34 AM

Falken699 said:
Evga 640, you can OC just using nTune

nTune is garbage. Overclocking the GTS really isn't necessary. Do it manually, if you want an extra 3 FPS.
September 16, 2007 5:43:20 AM

Good choice (I have the same card...cards in sli).
Very happy.
September 16, 2007 6:11:11 AM

do not even think about getting a 320mb version. If you want to play crysis with the highest textures, then get the 640mb version.

I recommend evga. superclocked or not, doesnt matter really.
September 16, 2007 6:25:53 AM

8800 640 owns.....enjoy.
September 16, 2007 2:53:16 PM

If you overclok the 8800gts believe me it will get a serious boost not only 3 fps.
September 16, 2007 10:06:22 PM

AdamJ said:
do not even think about getting a 320mb version. If you want to play crysis with the highest textures, then get the 640mb version.

I recommend evga. superclocked or not, doesnt matter really.


Well at the moment, due to the max res setting of my monitor, the EVGA 320mb SC out performs the 640mb. When I change the monitor, and Crysis should be out and reviewed by then, I can use the step up program to change to the 640mb, and potentially save myself some dosh :bounce: 
September 20, 2007 8:56:08 AM

Well guys, all the new equipment is installed. The PSU is soooo much quieter than my original Dell one. The EVGA 8800GTS 320mb Superclocked is awesome. Max's Stalker with full AA, MoH Airborne with no problems at all, runs very quiet too. I would definitely recommend it if your monitor doesn't have anything abov 1280 this is the beast to get and it out performs the 640mb version quite significantly.....and with the step up program available it makes it an evenn better deal :bounce: 
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