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Old 08-01-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Which brand makes the best Geforce 6800's?

Well In a week or so I will be getting a 6800 gt. I have been looking at all different kinds of Manufacturers and havent found one that diffinatively sticks out.

I know that there are a few regular posters who have comparable cards and just looking for peoples input. Right now I am leaning toward Gainward.
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I would go with XFX; always best to go with the original manufacturers and they are far more powerful than most of the other ones. Good deal more expensive though - don't know what your budget is.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Actually I have found an XFX for only 5 bucks more than the MSRP which is saying something since you cant find a gt model below MSRP besides PNY.

But someone said that XFX is kinda cheap. What do you think.
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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Go albatron or gecube.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:05 PM   #5
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right now I am leaning toward gigabyte. It may look like crap but it runs well enough.
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BFG makes a pretty good looking, and fast card. The cost a bit more, but come overclocked from 400 to 425mhz core speed.
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:21 AM   #7
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Actually you can find bfg's for $399 US on best buy. Even though it is a good card I have eliminated it. Because, HardOCP has already reviewed it.

So I'm looking for a card that hasn't gotten a whole lot of attention from the press so I can review it on my site. Right now its probably gigabyte, gainward, or XFX.

Those are the only cards I can find for a reasonable price. I would like to get the apollo or albatron cards, but I cant find those anywhere for a reasonable price.
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XFX clocked at 425mhz and 1200mhz straght from the box go with that.
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It did? what do you mean straight out of the box?

I wonder how loud the fan is though.

That said I'm not sure if I will overclock it much. Ill have more than enough performance.
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nah sorry that is the ultra , got confused with the thread but its only 400 quid . go for BFG is ya getting a GT.
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