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Old 02-19-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Best Manufacturer for NVIDIA 6600GT

I want to buy one of these, but there are so many brands, i don't know which one is the best.

I need AGP 8x, 128MB, VGA

These are the brands at newegg

MSI, Leadtek, EVGA, AOPEN, GIGABYTE, ROSEWILL, Albatron, Apollo, and Chainteck

Any suggestions or experiences...thanks
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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Well, I have a MSI one and OMFG!!!111one!!

Few reasons I bought it:
1. MSI. great company
2. 6600gts run HOT and this one has one massive, copper HSF
3. 2/3 year warrenty instead of 1 (though lots of companys have more then 1 year.)
Bonus: comes with Prince of Persia: SoT!! (and XIII, Uru(think thats what its called), and plenty of other games/apps

The only other company I would recommend for the 6600gt is BFG. Lifetime warrenty, OCed out of box, and all in all BFG is a good manufacturer. But Newegg doesn't have the BFG model and they are around $50 more when you find them.

Go MSI. You won't be disappointed
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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Where are u from, coz if ur from the u.k. theres a few bfg versions on ebay!!
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Well, the albutron i best if you plan on OCing is see here;



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Old 02-19-2005, 12:25 PM   #5
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Heh. I like the BFG one. Lifetime warrany...can't pass that up.
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:59 PM   #6
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i have a chaintech (pci-e one tho) and it works great...

also came with :

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Cool, but only 2 of those games are cool.
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:26 PM   #8
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i forgot to mention that i am definately not going to overclock
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Well MSi Look good to me!
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if you ain't going to overclock ever.

Most definitely get the BFG.

1. they have lifetime warranty
2. say the card breaks a year and a half from now, they'll probably replace it with a 6800 or 6800GT
3. BFG comes oc'ed.
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wat u guys think of Gainward
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:19 PM   #12
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if you ain't going to overclock ever.

Most definitely get the BFG.

1. they have lifetime warranty
2. say the card breaks a year and a half from now, they'll probably replace it with a 6800 or 6800GT
3. BFG comes oc'ed.

i would love to get this, but my monitor is VGA, and i think the BFG 6600GTs come only in Dual DVI
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Yeah but they will have adaptors to change it to vga!!!
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yea, there are dvi to vga adapters.

And gainwards.......

i hate them.

customer service just totallyi crapped out on me. Their cards are overpriced. The "GOLDEN sample" versions oc only as well as the other brands do. Okay, watever.
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Gainward's ok. My favs are BFG, Leadtek, ASUS, MSI, or eVGA.
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yea, i would get bfg or MSI, and most gfx cards taht come with dvi out only will come with atleast ONE dvi to vga adapter
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Well yeah, but why would you need two DVI to VGA adapters?
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:40 AM   #18
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I have MSI card (but its PCIe) and i get cr@ppy scores on my 3Dmark05 (havent tried and otehrs though). I love the card and it looks great, but the 3377 score bothers me since i have (or supposed to have) such a superior system.
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Leadtek makes very good cards. My two 6800Ultras are running perfectly. If you are doing SLi though, it gets cramped, so I would go eVGA with 6800Ultras, but for 6600GTs, Leadtek is my pick.
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I have MSI card (but its PCIe) and i get cr@ppy scores on my 3Dmark05 (havent tried and otehrs though). I love the card and it looks great, but the 3377 score bothers me since i have (or supposed to have) such a superior system.
on 05' thats a very good score, most ppl with raelly awesome systems with dual 6800's and waht not get like 5k or a lil more
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