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    bfg 8800 oc vs bfg 8800 oc2

    The difference in the price of the card is only 6 bucks should i go for the oc2?

    #2
    This will probally cause alot of flames but, you should really consider the Ati 4850 (equivilent to the 3800 X2) for only 170-200$. If Nvidia is your preference then go for a 9800GTX(200-230$). Its a tiny bit slower in most cases, Maybe 5% at most.


    Reviews for the ATI 4850(most benches include the 9800GTX)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1957-24.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=23

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...D_4850/25.html

    http://www.techspot.com/review/103-a...50/page11.html

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._hd4850/15.htm

    Really its up to you. If you want to wait a bit for better stock coolers for the 4850, or wait for the 9800GTX+ price to drop. It would be worth it either way. Both cards are extreamly good for the price.

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      #3
      yep, I will be picking up a 4850 soon. Somewhat waiting for aftermarket coolers to be coming out on them because they run pretty hot already (like 70's*C on load). But if its gonna make a 4850 cost over $250, then might as well pick up the 4870 for $300 and be happy.

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        #4
        lol im having a shop buildit for me and i can get the oc2 for about 205 vs 197 for the oc... is the performance worth the few extra dollars or is it just a gimmick?

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          #5
          Originally posted by chrisr1984 View Post
          lol im having a shop buildit for me and i can get the oc2 for about 205 vs 197 for the oc... is the performance worth the few extra dollars or is it just a gimmick?
          go for it with that small of a difference in price. it'll mean the card is ocd more under warranty saving you the trouble and worry if you ever want to do it yourself.

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            #6
            unless you're confident overclocking yourself (which i assume you're not seeing as you're buying a pre built) go with the OC2

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              #7
              Originally posted by crompers View Post
              unless you're confident overclocking yourself (which i assume you're not seeing as you're buying a pre built) go with the OC2
              I opted for the additional 7 dollars. I know how to overclock.. but this company is offering a pc very inexpensively overclocked with a 1 year parts 3 year service warranty.. i dont want to void that.

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