Re: my x1950xt arrived from newegg...
Originally Posted by aaronkupen
Man if you don't have hl2 by now then I don't know what to say. Honestly, I couldn't strongly enough recommend not getting that card. Generally it seems like you will be required to buy a cheap cooling solution, or even more likely a 30 dollar fan upgrade. This pushes you to about the 200 dollar range, why even bother with the card at that point. Spend the extra 50 and get an 8800gts, or just wait longer for another card to capture that particular price point. This card was the worst decision I ever made concerning a personal build.
Does the heat slow the VPU down?
Use my advice at your own risk.
CoolerMaster Centurion 5
SamSung 20" LCD
Intel E6750 @ 2.66Ghz
Patriot Extreme 2gb 4-4-4-12
Sapphire X1950XT 256mb
Samsung 500gb @ 7200
PSU Xclio GreatPower 550W
Samsung DVD Burner
Logitec X-230 2.1