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return 8800 GT OC 512mb for 8800GTS 512mb???

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February 1, 2008 5:42:38 AM

I am currently running a BFG 8800 GT OC 512mb with a e8400 Wolfdale OC to 3.6. Would it be worth to sell my Gt for 100 bucks less than what I paid, and buy a 8800 GTS 512 for $300?
February 1, 2008 5:58:40 AM

No. Unless you really like wasting money for a marginal increase in performance.

Really, you'd be better off getting a second 8800 GT for SLI if you feel what you have already isn't good enough.
February 1, 2008 6:32:15 AM

EDIT: Sorry, misread your post. I thought you were within the return policy. Since now the circumstances are different, I don't think its worth selling it for a GTS.
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February 1, 2008 7:27:49 AM

I agree with the first poster. It's just isn't worth it, whether for the performance or the cooling solution.

If you want a good cooler then just remove the stock and buy an aftermarket cooler, instead of buying a whole graphics card.

Get an Accelero S1 with an S-Flex or Yate Loon 120mm fan (which will cost less than $50), instead of getting a new $300 graphics card (not to mention the $100 you'll be losing in selling the GT).

Hell, even without a fan, the S1 will keep temps well below 60C even when the card is overclocked, which is leaps and bounds better than the GTS's cooling solution.
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1261100

In the end, it's your money, though.
February 1, 2008 9:11:44 PM

thanks for the feedback, I decided to buy another 8800 GT. Is it a waste of money to buy the BFG 8800 GT OC2 instead of OC I mean the only difference is the core clock, which can be raised in riva tuner. There is a $50 difference. Evga has a similar option
February 1, 2008 9:18:43 PM

Usually, no. However, I'd like to think that the high factory clocked video cards are of better quality, thus you can OC it further than the regular one.
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