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Old 08-13-2006, 05:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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GPU -Sapphire Technology Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCIE VIVO Dual DVI-I

PSU - Antec SP-500PGB

Case - CoolerMaster Centurion 5 Black/Silver Case

Keyboard - Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 Lite Black

Speakers - Creative Inspire P5800 5.1 Speakers - OEM

Mouse - Logitech Ultra X Optical Mouse - OEM

Monitor - AG NEOVO F417 17" TFT Display Black

Floppy Drive - Mitsumi 1.44MB Internal 3.5" Black

DVD-RW Drive - LG Electronics Super Multi DVD+-R/RW/RAM Dual Layer 16x IDE OEM

HDD - Western Digital Caviar 250GB S300 16mb 7200rpm

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Socket 775 2.4GHz

Memory - Corsair Memory TWIN2X2048-6400 2x1GB 240-Pin DIMM XMS2-6400 CL5

Mobo - Asus P5B (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-151-AS)
(third one down)

These are updated links and should now work.

I have decided to change the GPU to an radeon x1900xt, and am thinking of changing the mobo to the one above it on the page, due to what i think is its built in wireless capability.

Any more advice is welcomed.

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Old 08-15-2006, 10:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tetlow_63
What are the arguments for and against the 7900gt and X1900XT?
I was also recently wondering whether to choose ATI or NVIDIA.

I just did a web search for Sapphire Warranty and the results were quite disturbing. Many customers across various sites reporting that Sapphire does not like to RMA defective cards. Whereas eVGA seems to have a lifetime warranty.

I even found an actual article that verifies this:

Questionable Warranty Practices By Sapphire

Because of that I will choose eVGA instead of Sapphire.

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