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AMD vs Intel, Building PCs

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by brobear, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Gottawin

    Gottawin Regular member

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    Sorry...
     
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    Sorry again.. ..
     
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    Sorry Again for tha third time...
     
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    Got your point. LOL But I meant a link to the exact model, they have four or five?
     
  8. Gottawin

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    Sorry About the extra posts, for some reason my link wasn't comimg up so I kept redoing it, I guess the system was running slow...
    Sophocles, After the link comes up click VapoChill(left side), scroll down then click stand alone units... Hope this helps , once again i'm sorry for the extra posts .. .. .. .
     
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  9. theonejrs

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    Gottawin,
    That's how I wound up with 3 posts! I took my sig off so the mistakes don't take up too much room. Guess that's an opps!

    theonejrs
     
  10. Gottawin

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    Ya thats what happened....
     
  11. elusiv1

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    theonejrs,

    Were you talking about running 2X 5200 cards in SLI??? I hate to burst you bubble but those cards aren't supported in SLI, you can only use the 6 series and above cards.. I may be wrong though... Check out http://www.slizone.com/page/home.html
     
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    elusiv1,

    No, I was going to use the 5200 just to get the system up and running sooner. I know that I have to get 2 of the same video cards and I know they have to match. Right now it's about $600 (USD) for 2. I just thought that I would use old faithful until I could afford the FX7800GTs.

    My situation has changed somewhat recently. My friend that I share a house with has just gone back to work after an illness so for now, I pick up most of the load. As his situation improves I'll start seeing my money back. I'm not worried about it as I would trust him with my life. We have known each other for about 6 years and he can have anything I own. Good Guy!!!

    Sincerely,

    theonejrs
     
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    Sorry about that theonejrs, good friends like that are hard to find and that's real!!! The 7800's are really going down in price though, wish I would have waited a while....SLI has been unkind to me with some games. Force activating profiles and changing rendering modes has been a great big headache for me and alot of other people..
     
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    Lame, and you would think Nvidia would get there acts together and come out with a set of drivers to fix this ongoing problem with the global drivers settings and profiles bug with SLI..

    To Nvidia, if your listening???

    We need a set of damn drivers where we don't have to create profiles or force activate profiles for SLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on now!!!! We've done our part and spent hundreds of dollars to take the SLI plunge, why can't you do yours!!!!!!!

    Sincerely,
    A pissed off SLI user..........LOL
     
  15. sammorris

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    Or you could just use Crossfire instead... :D
    Seriously, I think crossfire is underestimated now, after it's appalling launch, no one takes it seriously. There's plenty of user-friendly dual-GPU capability in twin X1800s or even 1900s, and a fair more performance over 7800GTXs until the 7900 appears... Well, the performance over the 7800 will remain, you know what I mean.

    Taking an average benchmark score, a pair of 7800GTXs will perform at 97% of the speed of an X1900XTX setup. However, where I live the 7800s cost a staggering £309.00 more, that's as much as a high end single card like an X1800XT, wasted.
    But if you compare that to a single card, One single X1900XTX will go 87% of the speed of the ultimate SLi setup, that's not far off, I think you'll agree, maybe enough to drop one level of detail, not likely to notice much. The advantages are you're £767.19 richer, and you get your cards soon after you order them, not "awaiting stock" or "stock overdue". I'd imagine more than half of all PCs sold today cost less than £767.19 ($1340.29), and all for 13% more graphics power. I say it's crazy, and stand by it. God only knows what two 7900s will cost!


    After reading the article on Ocing the FX60, holy cow! 35 celsius at 3.2Ghz on stock cooling? That is some stock heatsink, I say!
     
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  16. brobear

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    sammorris
    Do you have bench results for those figures or links to where you got the info? One of the things we asked in this thread was for members to substantiate data.
     
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    I've read a few benchmarks about the XT1900 and for now it is the king of the hill.

    A lot of these video card advancements are more than most people will ever need or use. I play a few games and my X800 Pro is still able to play everthing that I've thrown at it with power to spare at 1280 by 1024. I'm not sure that spending a small fortune on two cards is really a good investment for me at this time.


    Here's a tomshhardware review of the X1900 and it really is holding its own against SLI and beating it in most benchmarks. YOu'll note that crossfire is up there with it but who needs two cards when one will do?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/24/ati_radeon_x1900_heats_up_with_48_pixel_pipelines/
     
  18. sammorris

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    That's the precise URL I got my data from, brobear.
     
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  19. brobear

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    Well, nice that we now have it. That's the point of this thread, reference the info instead of just saying things about equipment. Without a link to the source, there's no way of knowing where the info came from or if it's data compiled by the persion making the statement (in which case the benches would be needed).
     
  20. sammorris

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    Absolutely, it's pointless making false claims.
    Out of interest can you even get the 512MB 7800GTX in the US? I looked on newegg and it wasn't even listed.
     

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