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Pros:

I bought this card back around December of '06 for around 750 bucks off Newegg. Since then, I've thrown every single title I could in an attempt to hold this baby down, and nothing short of Crysis on max settings makes this card sweat. HL2 on max it caps out at around 240FPS using their video test. Even after all that time, this card is still among the best out there, and will be for a while longer.

Cons:

Size...it's a fatty, and it also runs a little hot. Make sure you have good ventilation and plenty of fans to move air around. Keeping an eye on your case and cleaning out any dust that could sufficate it is a must. I've owned the card for about a year and a half, and a couple of weeks ago the memory finally gave out. Never overclocked, just one of those things that happens in nature, but thanks to BFG's warranty it's nothing more than a nuissance. 5 minutes of speaking to a rep and I was on my way to getting a replacement. Just waiting on a refurb or a new one to arrive at my doorstep.

Other Thoughts:

I plan on buying a second one to run in SLi soon...

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower
OCZ ModXStream OCZ900MXS 900W
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (4 x 1GB)DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLi Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB Hard Drive x2
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium

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  • David H.
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