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Old 03-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I still dont know what to buy. I read all kinds of stuff about nvidia and Ati on and off TF. It makes the choice really hard.
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if you got around $300 get the X800XL if you have approx $180, get the 6600GT you can go for that one above, or leadtek or eVGA
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I'm sort of skeptical because of the reason Nubius mentioned earlier. The 1120 MHz is a 220 MHz overclock with a fanless heatsink...does that seem strange to anyone else? I'm sure the temps are OK or Gigabyte wouldn't sell it, but it still seems weird.
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Could be more prone to problems, or be at the max OC already.....who knows....I sure don't....I'm just speculating
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I would personally buy something at stock speeds and go about overclocking it myself, that's just me though.
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I would personally buy something at stock speeds and go about overclocking it myself, that's just me though.
Ditto, that's what I've done I need water cooling for the GPU though because the eVGA stock heatsink does infact suck pretty bad, 80C on full load is common if not 85C if I OC it to 564MHz. Should be able to hit 600MHz hopefully with MAZE4 GPU block, and maybe MAYBE 650+ with a volt mod
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I'm curious as to why you guys would rather OC yourselves. It seems pretty easy to just pick up a card with a hefty OC already and not have to do any after-market modding. Maybe that's just because I'm tentative to OC
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Because OC'ing is fun and gives you something to strive for and brag about

"Looks my card is better than yours! Muahahahah"

That's the only one I've ever seen with a 'hefty OC' though, the BFG OC series has a mere 20MHz OC on the core, which I can boost mine up to in one flick of the slider without any problems
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I have better control over everything, and I know exactly what has been modified and how. It's just better feeling to have knowing that you know the low down on your parts.

And it's fun.
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