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8800GT versus 8800GTS

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February 26, 2008 5:06:23 AM

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=N82E168...


EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G92 $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is the this GTS model worth $32 more?

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

Thanks,

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February 26, 2008 5:50:37 AM

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.
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February 26, 2008 6:03:27 AM


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=N82E168... 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.
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February 28, 2008 5:01:16 AM

How does MSI compare with EVGA? Are there graphics card manufacturers to avoid? Are some much better with support?
February 28, 2008 5:27:10 AM

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.
February 28, 2008 3:32:13 PM

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.
February 28, 2008 3:46:19 PM

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.
February 28, 2008 3:49:38 PM

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.
February 28, 2008 4:53:27 PM

I'd go with the GTS.. better cooling, and more SPs
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