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6800GT - BFG or Evga?

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September 20, 2004 6:28:41 AM

Newegg.com has the EVGA for $390 shipped. The reviews seem to say only great things about it and its overclocking.

But I can swear somewhere I've read the BFG 6800GT (Overclock version) is better. Is this true? If so then why?

Either way Im gonna spend a lil more and either get the EVGA at circuit city or the BFG at best buy... But which one do I get?

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September 20, 2004 6:46:59 AM

Without a doubt get the BFG. It has a 370mhz core compared to the norm 350mhz core, but the best part about it... LIFETIME WARRANTY!!! I purchased mine at Best Buy about two weeks ago and I think that it is the best video card purchase I have ever made without a doubt. It is a tad bit more expensive than other brands of the same card, but for an extra 30 or 40 bux I feel real secure knowing that if something happens to the card I get a new one, HA BEAT THAT! Best Buy carries the dual fan version of the BFG which I have been told runs a little hotter than the single fan version, but even after heavy gaming my card temps are about 68-69c which is in the normal temp range so no worries at all.

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September 20, 2004 7:52:56 AM

pretty cool.. does the warranty cover more overclocking or only the stock overclocking?

i hope best buy around here has some...
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September 20, 2004 7:54:28 PM

BFG has a better warranty (eVGAs is a 1 year). I do not believe BFG's covers damage from OCing over what they ship though.

I have an eVGA. My case has inadequate air flow when closed up, but my eVGA was running with a heavy load with an open case side at high 60's low 70's OCed at Ultra levels, and at mid/low sixties at stock. It ran in low 50's when not under heavy use. It seems, in general, a lot of eVGAs can go above Ultra levels (mine will go 420MHz Core and 1.14MHz Memroy stably, though I am running at stock because nothing is pushing it at all yet).

I *think* the BFG has 2 fans, but could be mistaken. I wanted a BFG but they were not available when I purchased. I got the eVGA based on other people's experiences with it and so far I have been VERY happy.

Either way you win I think. The 6800GT is a nice card and gives a nice bump over my 9700np. Ran the D3 demo last night at over 60FPS at 1600x1200 with High settings (P4 2.533 OCed 2.85, 1024MB DDR400), so it can even make a nice mid level system perform very well.
September 20, 2004 9:15:29 PM

BFG definitely. OC it, if it burns up, send it back, but dont tell them u OCed it further. By the way, y would u want to OC it more. Those guys might have already pushed the chip to its limit.

Also they have lifetime warranty with 24/7 support. you can cry to them that the card burnt and theyll send a new one. :cool:

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