Need some help here on deciding on an eVGA or XFX 7600gt

By AhrenBa
Aug 17, 2006
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  1. Hello,

    I have been looking at getting a new graphics card and was originally looking at the eVGA 7600GT CO and KO. By the way, what is the difference between CO and KO, and which is better?

    Then I found out that the eVGA was having some overheating issues so I began looking at some VGA coolers for about $25.

    From there I was thinking if I went to another brand such as XFX or PNY, that the overheating may not happen.

    Would you guys suggest getting an eVGA with a 3rd party heatsink (or have you guys had great success with the stock cooler?) or should I get an XFX or PNY 7600gt?

    I am assuming that the XFX and PNY don't have as bad of overheating problems from the customer reviews. Which brand is best, eVGA, XFX, or PNY?

    What is you guys advice to this dilemma? What would you do? Other suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks guys.

    EDIT:

    Here are the cards I am looking at:

    eVGA

    7600gt CO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130283
    7600gt KO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130017

    XFX
    7600gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150140
    7600gt XXX
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1931185&CatId=0

    PNY
    7600gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133150

    Which of these do you think are best? Best brand? Best cooling? How do you guys feel about Leadtek? I have gotten some recommendations on that brand.

    Thanks guys :)

    Feel free to make other brand suggestions also.
  2. legendz411

    legendz411 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I am an eVGA fanboy... But that is becuase I love their warrenties, customer service, and I belive htey price cards very competitivly.


    eVGA is my choice out of XFX and eVGA... I jsut wush they would make their boxes more.... interesting, (I.E. XFX).
  3. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ok, I have been reading a ton of posts around the net saying that eVGA 7600gt CO and KO have a ton of freezing problems. What is this about? Is there a fix?

    Also, is this just eVGA or would it be any better if I bought a XFX, PNY, Leadtek, or BFG? If so, which one? Thanks
  4. legendz411

    legendz411 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    it is the 7900's that ave a problem. They have a tendancy to freeze up cuz of a voltage modeing porblem!!!!


    The 7600's are fine. AFAIK!
  5. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

  6. legendz411

    legendz411 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    On that first link, alot of people are getting cards that work fine now. As I said, I think they fixed the voltage overclocking problem and the Series 7's are workign correctly. Thought I didnt know it was 7600's too.
  7. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Would you recommend getting a 7600gt CO or KO?

    Also, if you were to recommend another brand which would it be, XFX? Thanks
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