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Alright well I'm stuck between 3 companys for the 6800GT. I have two questions.1. If I get say a XFX 6800GT can I install the drivers from the Nvidia site and will those work or do I have to download them from the XFX site.2. Which one would you recommend. A friend of mine said he would get the Elsa one and I would want to get the XFX one. Here are the three that I have chosen:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814119144http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814150102http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814133116Thanks

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XFX makes a nice card, I have a 6800ULTRA on the other machine from them and it has been great. if you want a card that delivers as much performance (More in some cases) for a bit lower price grab you a ATI X800XL. Im neither a ATI guy or nVidia as I have both. And yes, the drivers from nVidia will work, I would suiggest getting driver cleaner pro, freeware utility to get rid of anything left behind from your previous driver uninstall.

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They're all known brands, all have the same, stock Nvidia cooling...Go with the cheapest ;)And yes you will be able to use drivers from Nvidia's website, and you'll also be able to use customized and tweaked drivers like the Omegas...

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Ok I guess Ill buy the Elsa one since i get more for the same price. Reason I chose Nvidia over ATI is because from what i heard most people are getting better performance out of the 6800GT then the X800 in FS... and i'm a nvidia guy myself. ;-)Thanks for recommending that Driver cleaner program. Ill definatly use it when i get my new card.

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6800GT is a nice card, youre not hurting yourself at all. Some people dont read up just go buy something right off the shelf. I have the X800XL in my wifes PC simply because it is the best bang for the buck card out there right now. Enjoy your new card!!

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I've got an Asus EN6800 Ultra at home and a Gigabyte 6800GT in my work pc. Both run perfectly well. I generally use drivers from www.guru3d.com (77.72 WHQL at the moment - I had problems with the 80.40 beta). Check out www.tomshardware.com for reviews. Normally, the main differences between the cards will be the heatsink and cooling fan - or fans- as well as the overclocking software. Having looked at the pics, I see here that the cooling on each is identical. Compare my Gigabyte card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814125185I'm a bit coy about overclocking, but my Asus card came with a program that automatically overclocks - to varying degrees - whilst running 3d apps. Seems to run fine.There's no need to limit yourself to drivers provided by the card manufacturer - the nvidia chipset is the same, regardless of who makes the card.regards,Jeff

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Be a bit carfull. I have a NVidia GT-6800NX from MSI. They allso offerd a cheaper version without the NX designation. It did not have the same GPU and other enhancements, I forget to be honest what the other consisted of exactly. I do not know if others offered the non NX version. All I know is if it doesn't say NX after GT-6800, well, you get what you pay for.Regards

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