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Old 06-13-2006, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had my little Chaintech 6600 Videocard for about three months and the fan died. The little thing is COOKING my computer. I am debating wether to get a new fan for it or just getting a new card. I don't really want to spend too much for a dinky fan and the 6600 it really becomming obsolete. What do you think?

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I want to get 2GB of RAM - The absolute best that I can get for the least money because I plan to OC soon. Suggestions?
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Depends really what you want to do.

If you want to do some nice gaming with good performance for a nice price, go for the 7600GT.

If you want to do some more 'hardcore' gaming, i'd go for the 7900GT.
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here's your RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

and pick between a 7600GT and a X1800GTO for a video card, im pretty sure you can unlock the X1800GTO to 16 or 18 pipes.
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1. I dunno if its worth It, Id buy a new card all together

2. Well your semi contradicting your self when you say the BEST for the LEAST...


G.skill HZ DDR500 is what I have and its relativley cheap.....

I think its like a 176
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Yeah, the 7600 was what I was going to go with originally, althought I am not sure - I may only be able to afford a 6800GT.

X1800GTO? I have never used a computer with an ATI card to tell you the truth... I usually am not partial; you know, AMD/INTEL, nVidia/ATI, etc. You are thinking something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241009

Am I going to get much more performance gain over say...this?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...833&CatId=1560

That RAM is a tad pricey.
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The 6800 XT isn't much better then a 6600 (around the same performance as a vanilla 6800 or a 6600GT), the 7600GT is good, but so is a X1800GTO.

The Sapphire X1800GTOs on Newegg are sold out; they cost around $185 and is a better brand then GEcube, so I would just probably go with either GPU. If you like playing games like Oblivion, FarCry, and COD2 then you would benifit more from a X1800GTO but games like FEAR and Quake 4 will run better with a 7600GT.
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Quake 4 runs just fine on my 6600...
I have never tried F.E.A.R. I am too scared to.

I am really considering the X1800GTO. I like to keep an open mind and, as I said, I never used an ATI card before.

I just RMA'd my 6600...
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The fan is dirt cheap on Newegg. Fix the fan regardless and keep the card around for back up or sell it on ebay. If it works, I'll give you $25 bucks for it and use it myself!!!
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