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Old 01-03-2007, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello again. I am picking up this system on Friday:

Intel core duo 6400 $383
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 $299
GSKILL 2x1gig TWINX DDR2 800 $460
Seagate barracuda 320gig 16mb cache 7200rpm $160
Coolermaster iGreen Power 600w $195
Generic case $50
ASUS 1608P3S 16x DVDRW Dual layer $60
MS Comfort curve keyboard $50
Phillips 19¬Ē LCD 190S7FB $355

(All in NZ Dollars)

and I need a little advice on the Vid Card if you don't mind. I have the choice on MSI, Leadtek, Foxconn, Albatron, PNY, XFX, Sapphire, Asus, and Gigabyte. Of course eVga but thats a bit out of my price range. I am able to spend up to $450 NZ Dollars and am a bit stuck on brand names. I can get an XFX card for about 380 or MSI for 430 etc. What brand out of those mentioned would be the best maybe a list of top 4?

Thanks for all the help lately as well... much appreciated.

Cheers

Oh yeah.. any finals comments on the build before I go and buy it?
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gigabyte and XFX are good brand names, get the XFX. What card is it?
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I use Leadtek.
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I'd pick:

1) XFX 2) MSI 3) Leadtek
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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XFX GeForce 7900GS Extreme 256MB PCIe
http://www.globespec.co.nz/product.php?PID=2568

Thats the XFX card I may pick up today.
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Decided on this card:
http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=9108

Picking it up tomorrow for $435 and building the rest tomorrow night!! So Excited!
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congrats on your new card
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Think I need anything special to cool it down? I hear a lot of reviews about it running super hot. Last thing I want to do is build this thing then fry it up...
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well.. you can buy one of those gpu cooler thingys their only like $20

But in the end its not nessessary, all gpus get extremly hot. Especially the newer ones. The manufacturer wouldnt sell millions of copies of the same gpu if they new that they would all overheat.
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