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Old November 15, 2008, 07:14 PM
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I'm purchasing a new Gtx 260 Core 216.
I'm stuck between these two. They both offer Far Cry with registration and Lifetime warranty.

Who would you go with?

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Old November 15, 2008, 07:18 PM
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Any info available on the `net about the cooling on each one? That'd be what I based my decision on.
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Old November 15, 2008, 07:24 PM
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I would go EVGA on the fact that I can use a aftermarket cooling solution without voiding the warranty. However, if you prefer using the stock cooler, either one is great.
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Old November 15, 2008, 07:25 PM
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EVGA has step up and let you change the cooling solution without voiding your warrenty.

BFG has an RMA dept in Québec !
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Old November 15, 2008, 07:26 PM
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this is the specific one im looking to get from eVGA
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SC 626MHZ 896MB 2.1GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1267-AR In Canada.

any info on the stock cooler on that? and will a q6600 bottleneck it?
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Old November 15, 2008, 08:10 PM
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I would go EVGA too, but I'm not sure its a good idea to get that card just yet. I would wait a few weeks for the GTX270. It will likely be the same price. You'll need to be quick as there probably wont be enough for the demand initially-bit like the 8800GT at launch last year. My guess is the GTX 290/270 will retail late November early December as the 55nm quadra cards are about now.
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Old November 15, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Both of them are very good companies. Remember that BFG's warranty is broken once the graphic card is overclocked, but I don't think they can detect whether your card has been overclocked or not....

If they're both the same price, I'd say EVGA. Otherwise, either is fine. Oh, and don't forget XFX.
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Old November 15, 2008, 08:39 PM
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XFX doesn't have a great line of Maxcore 260's. If iw as going 280 id probably go XFX. Anymore information on the gtx 270's?
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lol damb u Nvidia i just bought my GTX 280 SSC and its on the way all well it will be much improvement to a 8800GT.
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Any info available on the `net about the cooling on each one? That'd be what I based my decision on.
Stock cooling is Stock cooling...take the Evga for:
1. SUPPORT - check out Evga.com
2. Step -up
3. Lifetime Warranty whether you Overclock or not
4. available Water cooling solutions (although you won't need it)

Personally, I had the GTX 260 FTW Edition prior to my 280's, the thing Overclocked like a banchee right out of the box (720 / 1458/ 1250) and the Temps never got over 62c playing Crysis....great Cards!!!
As Magic Torch mentioned, the 270 / 290's MAY be out in the next few weeks, so the question is, is it worht waiting?....I really don't think they will be the "same price", new release Card = more $$$, but the decision is yours....
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