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Old 06-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ouch...
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:25 AM   #42 (permalink)
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How would I connect to the net??? Is there a network card I need or something? Forgive me I am zuber new, its just in all the builds and specs n stuff no one mentions a network card of some kind. And then there is the question what network card should i get??
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If yer in the UK you wont be able to stepup as easily as we can. I'd just hold off a bit for the new cards.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:17 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yeah prices here are crazy, but i figured its ok as I can give the 9800gtx that i get now, to my bro which will be a nice upgrade for him. Then I can nab a nice new card for myself. Happy bunnies all round, or is it still not a good idea?

Will memory speeds increase over the coming months to point where DDR3 is actually worth while?
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get an 880o gts in that case...
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Depends on the price. If theres only a 20-30 dollar difference in price between the 8800GTS512 and the 9800GTX, go with the 9800GTX, the extra bandwith from running the memory at 2400mhz helps with AA.
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Hmmm its abit more then that over here,

BFG GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) = £211.49

BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) = ££176.24

They also sell a OCed version of the 9800:

755MHz Core, 1890MHz Shader, 512MB 2300MHz GDDR3 Memory, 128 Stream Processors, SLi Ready...

Is it hard to OC a GPU urself, and If I did (or just bought this version), would I need to start thinking about specific GPU cooling???
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Nope. Rivatuner 2.09 overclocks it like a champ.
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Yeah prices here are crazy, but i figured its ok as I can give the 9800gtx that i get now, to my bro which will be a nice upgrade for him. Then I can nab a nice new card for myself. Happy bunnies all round, or is it still not a good idea?

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Aaahhhhh so sweet but no . hehe. Yeah I figured I should do something nice for my bro his just finished finished a shed load of exams... and has something against spending money I think!!! I was going to get him a pz85 and ps3, but figured a graphics card would be cheaper and I could actually afford it.

Going to be placing my order for all equipment tomorrow... a lil worried about static so bought a wrist band with a crocodile clip attached so I can clip that to the case and keep myself earthed. The other thing I was wiery about was applying the thermal compound to the processor, parinoid about damaging it, and how thin is thin!!! They just say thin, 1mm 0.5mm less more... Anyone got a good tip on what to use to spread the compound or shall i just use an old library card (do I even have a library card?) or something along those lines.
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