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Best flavor of 8800GT's

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November 6, 2007 11:15:29 PM

Right now I'm looking at two evga's, The 8800GT Superclocked and the 8800GT KO Edition. Putting those aside, which GT out there right now do you guys think is the best?

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November 6, 2007 11:46:24 PM

Evga's are the best and the stepup program really does a good job of putting value into your purchase plus a free copy of quake wars comes with it when you register.
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November 6, 2007 11:52:28 PM

Okay then evga it is. The step up program is really what drove me to look at those in the first place. Now what do you guys think about the choice between the GT Superclocked and the GT KO?
November 6, 2007 11:56:01 PM

get the SSC? hehe its better than both!
November 6, 2007 11:56:39 PM

Depends if you want to manually overclock and save some extra bucks or stay on the semi-safe side of pre flashed-overclocked cards.
November 7, 2007 12:00:09 AM

hmm the question I now have is a manually overclocked card still covered by evga's step up program?
November 7, 2007 12:10:29 AM

I dont know.....
November 7, 2007 1:02:10 AM

hmm apparantly it is. evga claims that it is eligible as long as it is in working order. As long as it isn't fried upon return, I'm sure it will still be qualified for a step, perhaps for the december release of the 8800GTS refresh.
November 7, 2007 1:39:43 AM

Gainward is a high quality GT that overclocks like a mad scientist on Viagra!
November 7, 2007 2:25:59 AM

Are Gainwards available in North America?
November 7, 2007 2:36:21 AM

I like the double lifetime warranty offered on the xfx 8800 GT. Ya sell the card when it's time for an upgrade, and the buyer also gets lifetime warranty!
November 7, 2007 2:39:13 AM

I have the MSI NX8800gt 660core 950memory 1650 shader and i have no regret's run's everything on max setting's.
November 7, 2007 2:45:32 AM

I just bought an XFX 8800gt extreme and it is awesome. I wanted both of those and both were out of stock at newegg. This one came in and I got it. It came with company of heroes, which I like more than quakewars.

M2N-SLI deluxe, bios 1203
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.20 ghz (Zalman 9500 AM2)
Corsair XMS2 6400 c4 4,4,4,12, 2T, 2.1v
XFX 8800 GT 512 extreme 640/950
mushkin 550 watt PSU
Coolermaster Centurion (120mm back, 120mm and 90mm front) qfan is off
idle 36^c cpu, 30^c mobo
Viewsonic VX922 - 19" LCD
11,100 in 3dmark06
November 7, 2007 2:58:13 AM

get the xfx 8800gt xxx edition - if u want ur 8800gt overclocked.its good and performs well--i am going to get it as soon as i can gather enough cash for it.
November 7, 2007 4:42:05 AM

The XFX 8800GT XXX gets my vote. Gotta love a 2x lifetime warranty...only from XFX!
November 7, 2007 7:40:33 PM

I've always used XFX and found them excellent cards.
November 7, 2007 8:12:19 PM

EVGA FOR STEP UP BETTER THAN THE REST!!!
November 7, 2007 9:11:41 PM

can i have your other quake wars plz? :D 
November 7, 2007 9:32:40 PM

I'm putting on a Zalman VGA cooler any how so there's no point in me not overclocking a cheaper card since I already voided my warranty with the fan. I wanted to Step Up my old 7950 GT, but I already replaced the EVGA fan since it sounded like a leaf blower and ran with high temperatures up in the 60s and 70s.
November 7, 2007 9:41:58 PM

Get the one that is in stock!
November 7, 2007 11:03:54 PM

Who cares about XFX's double lifetime warranty. If I'm not mistaken Evga's warranty also applies to the next person that buys it...not that I really care if the person that buys my used card has a warranty on it or not.

All 8800gt's use the same core so I highly doubt that Gainwards are better than anyone elses.
November 8, 2007 1:55:43 AM

xx12amanxx said:
I have the MSI NX8800gt 660core 950memory 1650 shader and i have no regret's run's everything on max setting's.


Damn you! Same exact card I ordered but havent recieved yet. I'm curious as to where most people got theirs, what date did they buy it, and what did they install and use it.
November 8, 2007 4:05:32 AM

cory1234 said:
Who cares about XFX's double lifetime warranty. If I'm not mistaken Evga's warranty also applies to the next person that buys it...not that I really care if the person that buys my used card has a warranty on it or not.


You're all heart! But you miss the point...its a key selling point. People are much more inclined to purchase a used video card knowing it comes with a warranty. Next time spare us your flippant answers and think first. :lol: 
November 8, 2007 4:56:52 AM

bildo123 said:
Damn you! Same exact card I ordered but havent recieved yet. I'm curious as to where most people got theirs, what date did they buy it, and what did they install and use it.

I ordered mine from newegg and i payed 300$ for it,you payed 240 and it is no more right that you have to wait this long as it is with the insane price gouging they are pulling. Im just glad i got mine the next day.
March 29, 2008 5:02:34 PM

i've got a 8800gt(512mb) and i got it when it released - within a week--was an early bird.but i keep wondering was it a good investment?
March 29, 2008 5:13:15 PM

Well my OC2 bfg one i got when they first came out, hand picked, is great. Even with no volt changes it hits 770core 1770shader clocks.


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March 29, 2008 6:04:26 PM

If your going to overclock and stick with the card for a while go with xfx.
(xfx supports overclocking)
If you plan to up-grade in 3months step up go with evga.

March 29, 2008 6:07:36 PM

1759402,22,56528 said:
. If I'm not mistaken Evga's warranty also applies to the next person that buys it../quotemsg]


As does XFX's
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