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Old 03-22-05, 08:34 AM Thread Starter   #1
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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)

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Old 03-22-05, 09:00 AM   #2
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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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Old 03-22-05, 11:22 AM   #3
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gigabyte has my vote, all copper heatsink.

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Old 03-22-05, 01:25 PM Thread Starter   #4
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does the heatsink make contact to the memory on the gigabyte?

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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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