8800GT versus 8800GTS

Hi,

My son is trying to decide between these two video cards:

EVGA 8800GT 512MB $227.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318


EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G92 $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130325

Is the this GTS model worth $32 more?

He plays games on his computer, such as GuildWars, StrongHold, StarCraft.

Thanks,
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  1. I think in the long run it is worth an extra $32. Most people will say that the GT is the best value, which I also agree with, but considering that an aftermarket cooler will cost about $30-40 more I feel that its well worth it.

    I first went with a BFG 8800GT and it was to loud and got a bit warm. Now I'm running an EVGA 8800GTS and couldn't be happier.
  2. Hi if you are set on an EVGA (for the step up program or just preferance) then yes get the GTS if not then take a look at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329 I will tell you that it has been put up $20 recently but in my opinion still rates a good buy as it is factory overclocked and comes with the non standard cooler which seems to be the main gripe GT owners have ie running hot.
    Mactronix
  3. How does MSI compare with EVGA? Are there graphics card manufacturers to avoid? Are some much better with support?
  4. Not as good. Evga is the best manufacturer there. They have unparalleled customer service and the step-up program, which lets you trade in an older card for a newer one within 3 months, only paying shipping and the cost difference.
  5. I have the GTS and it's beautiful.. another nice feature is the larger cooler on the card so it doesn't get too hot.
  6. pchoi04 said:
    I think in the long run it is worth an extra $32. Most people will say that the GT is the best value, which I also agree with, but considering that an aftermarket cooler will cost about $30-40 more I feel that its well worth it.

    I first went with a BFG 8800GT and it was to loud and got a bit warm. Now I'm running an EVGA 8800GTS and couldn't be happier.


    I'll second this. If you want a little more hassle free and the slight boost in performance go grab the GTS. Personally I got my BFG 8800GT OC at BB for $237 back in November. I then spent about $30 in cooling for it so I could OC it. The GTS has the nice dual slot blow the hot air out the back design.
  7. EVGA probably has the best customer support, warranties, etc. Best all-around company imho.

    MSI has one of the best "bang-for-your-buck" 8800GT's atm. They've got a dual-slot cooled 8800GT for like $199.99 after MIR.
  8. I'd go with the GTS.. better cooling, and more SPs
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