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Old 13-05-2007, 00:16   #1
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Vid card advice

I'm looking at getting an 8800 GTX card to replace my current 7800 GTS.
Anyone know if this one works well? There's a pretty indepth review of it here:

http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3552/39/

Only thing is, I haven't seen any user reviews of it. Any help would be great.
The review posted above is 12 pages long, by the way. Covers lotsa lil things.

Here's the link from Tiger Direct:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...787&CatId=2513

Doesn't seem to be a lotta folks that sell from this manufacturer, but it looks
like a solid card to me, especially with the extra cooling. I'd like to hear some
opinions on it, though.
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Old 13-05-2007, 02:08   #2
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Old 13-05-2007, 05:24   #3
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Old 13-05-2007, 09:33   #4
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I orderded the ultra one in my new comp :

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Old 13-05-2007, 14:17   #5
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I was mostly interested in that card because it's got a pair of fans, and
supposedly runs a lot cooler than similar cards. I'm interested primarily in
getting a GTX of some kind, and i'm looking at a budget of $800 or lower
essentially.

So the evga ultra is definately an option. Seems the consensus is that
the calibre overclocked 8800 gtx with the cooling system is overpriced.

For comparison a BFG 8800 GTX OC2 is $589 (1)
The 8800 Ultra from EVGA is $829 (2)
Another interesting one is the EVGA 8800 GTX KO ACS3 edition (which
supposedly features an alternative cooling system as well, for $649.99 (3)

1: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0
2: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0
3: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

I'm upgrading from the PCI-E XFX version of this card:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0
I'm running at a resolution of 1680x1050 using one monitor.
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