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Old 05-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #21
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i just think when you buy a sparkle brand named video card, i think you lose credibility for being an ethusiast/gamer whatever..

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:14 AM   #22
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No, you gain credibility in the eyes of other enthusiasts because all the n00bs buy EVGA cards for $50 more when they are identical cards.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:16 AM   #23
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IMO

Sparkle cards actually look more sleeker than their counter parts

They also have some odd, but good ideas like the dual fanned 9800gt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187026

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130435

If i had the choice, i would probably buy the sparkle because it is already Oced and it is a bit different then something everyone has

EDIT: I just noticed if you look at the pics of it, it has an LCD that it looks like overclocks it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:30 AM   #24
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ya know, sparkle actually kinda looks like an interesting brand to buy from, if they are inovative like they are with that 9800
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:57 AM   #25
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No, you gain credibility in the eyes of other enthusiasts because all the n00bs buy EVGA cards for $50 more when they are identical cards.
true, knowing and using non mainstream brands that are just as good as the more well known brands goes a long way to denoobifying yourself...
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:04 AM   #26
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soo...i think i found my dream card...

think maybe car PSU would run this one?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...234&CatId=3669


my psu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030
the guy on tigerdirect says he ran it on a 500w
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no that's impossible without a high end power supply even if, it would be a stretch

and you can get that card on newegg for 250 with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102809
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:06 AM   #28
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the guy on tigerdirect wouldnt lie

tho, i know my psu would barly, if at all, have the amps for it. tho it would be nice.
and that card has insaine fps in crysis.
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it also says it has 2048MB of Gddr3 Ram but in the description it says it has 1024 mb
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there are 2gpu's on the same PCB, so thats 1gb for each, 2gb on the whole PCB
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