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Old 06-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im getting a new computer and im getting an x1600 pro to go with it, which has got a fan on it, but will it need a power cable for this fan???

the x1600 can be found here


thats the one i was getting but then i saw this


can someone please tell me whats the difference and which is best, also does that 1 need a power cable for the fan?

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Old 06-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the second is faster since it has faster clock speeds.

neither of them need an external power connector.

you only need an extra power connector if the card draws more than 75 watts and nothing under £150 is likely to need the extra power - but if you have any half decent psu it wouldnt be a problem anyway.

if you can spare an extra 20 quid then go for http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=364487 its a 7600GT and will give fantastic performance for that price. The x1600 is fine for now but the 7600gt is a lot better.

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bah! cheers, well its a decent psu just not got a pci-e adapter but i can get 1 of them, cant afford a 7600gt atm otherwise id deffinately get one, thank for advice =)
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used a X1600pro in a build, I didn't like it at all. It got 40 fps in CS on high settings, its specs show it is capable of at least 60. It also did random restarts, which is a random occurance across the internet.


There is a 6800GS here: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Cards_683.html

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i would definately go for a 7600gt, 7800gs, or 6800gs.....stay away from ATI....bad drivers for x1600

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the second one is not a pro its the x1600xt... and for only 1 pound more, its a lot better.
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ok i got a new problem my friend wants a graphics card for the same money but its agp, n they dont do 7600 in agp. should i go for a 512mb x1600 pro? cos other than that theres the 6800 or the 6600, can you advise me on which one to get please, remember its agp and he wants the best frames per sec possible.

p.s. he plays cod2

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