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    Which 6600GT to get?

    My MSI Ti4200 has died... which sucks because it was still a good card for me. I can not even boot my computer with out artifacts and a BSOD that says Frame Buffer during the windows XP boot up screen. I have made a decision for a 6600GT since my budget is sub $200 which leaves me with

    Chaintech <-- looks to have a nice cooler that includes the ram

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber

    XFX
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber

    MSI <-- Also has a nice looking cooler
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ffiliate=pgmsi

    Gigabyte
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...e=pricegrabber

    Which of these would be the best choice?? I am thinking eaither the MSI or Chaintech... any reason not to?

    BTW Do you think the 6600GT would be much of a upgrade to my temporary card in my sig? (and no thatís not a typo in my sig)
    Abit NF7-S Rev 2
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    Gigabyte 6600GT
    Antec True Blue 480W power supply
    4 (2 in 2 out) 120mm, 6 (2 in 4 out) 80mm 284cfm out 222cfm in all on high ( not usually on high )
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    i love my XFX6600gt check out my stg for my benchies i think they are a lil above avg. for a M-XP but ppls with an A64 will pull 1k-1.5k better than me so... thats my 2 cents!!

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    gigabyte has my vote, all copper heatsink.
    Last edited by mdameron; 03-22-05 at 12:36 PM.

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    does the heatsink make contact to the memory on the gigabyte?
    Abit NF7-S Rev 2
    AMD 2500 Mobile
    2 x 512mb Mushkin 222 Special
    Maze 4 GPU Eheim 1250, 89 Ford Van H/C 2 Ys-Tech 135CFM fans with custom shroud, critcool relay
    2 120GB SATA Western Digital 7200 RPM 8MB Raid 0
    Plexwriter Premium 52x32x52 8mb
    Gigabyte 6600GT
    Antec True Blue 480W power supply
    4 (2 in 2 out) 120mm, 6 (2 in 4 out) 80mm 284cfm out 222cfm in all on high ( not usually on high )
    Lain Li pc70 w/ heavy mods

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    The gigabyte also uses better memory than most of the others. Afaik the cooling on the giga does not include the mem chips though since its ddr3 it doesn;t get very hot either.

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    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2295
    That's a nice article exploring all of the different 6600GT's
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