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What are these problems everyone has with nvidia drivers?
"nv display driver has stopped responding" still makes me rage.
 
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"nv display driver has stopped responding" still makes me rage.
I've only received that once ever from what I can recall. Maybe I'm just lucky.
 
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I've only received that once ever from what I can recall. Maybe I'm just lucky.
Your lucky. I had Nvidia cards in the past in other rigs, I would get that famous popup ALL the time.
 

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When vista first came out, that's all you saw sadly.. I remember my 7600GT got that almost every few hours in Vista. My GTX 280 played Left 4 Dead pretty crappy too, sold it and got a 4830 and it played amazing with 4x AA.. So I'm afraid to go nvidia for my gaming rigs anymore. I got a 275 but the guy that I got it off of sold it to me with defects so that doesn't really count.. I'm just gonna get a 4870 1gb and call it day!

Only crap I've ever gotten from ATi cards is in win7 I couldn't get image scaling to work.. It works in Vista64 so I'm good there!
 
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I'm sure you guys remove drivers properly? I dunno, I've never had an issue even when I started switching between cards. No issues with 7600gt, 8800gs, 8800gt, 260 gtx.
 

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What drivers :p I always do fresh installs with my new cards.
 
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When vista first came out, that's all you saw sadly.. I remember my 7600GT got that almost every few hours in Vista. My GTX 280 played Left 4 Dead pretty crappy too, sold it and got a 4830 and it played amazing with 4x AA.. So I'm afraid to go nvidia for my gaming rigs anymore. I got a 275 but the guy that I got it off of sold it to me with defects so that doesn't really count.. I'm just gonna get a 4870 1gb and call it day!
I almost wanted to try nvidia for my new gaming build..than I said, MATT WTF ARE YOU THINKING:wtf: I thought maybe they got better..I only hear problems with drivers and sad performance with alot of games, I thought perhaps they had improved. I love ATI card's and have never (Knock on Wood) had a problem with any of the 13 I have owned.
 
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I've only ever had a problem with a card I purchased on ebay, the 4870 that I gave to my brother. I always thought it was odd reading about these issues people were having with poor performance and crashes. Every card I have owned has treated me well. :)
 
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I've only ever had a problem with a card I purchased on ebay, the 4870 that I gave to my brother. I always thought it was odd reading about these issues people were having with poor performance and crashes. Every card I have owned has treated me well. :)
Yeah, I guess your one of the lucky ones.
 

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HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB - $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161276
LG Sata DVD Burner - $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233023
ASUS 21.5' 1920-1080 moniter $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053
Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal/8 Function Keys USB - OEM $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126018
AMD Phenom II X3 720 and Asus M4A78 - $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190879
Corsair TX 650W - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $54
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148150
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

Still missing the case, gonna do some more research on them

Mx-2(if back in when I order) $7
 
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for 25 bucks more you have a 4890
 
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I still prefer the GTX 260 over the 4870... I mean you guys might have been unlucky, because 2 of my friends own GTX 260's and one owns a GTX 275... (all the rest of them have ATi cards) None of those three had problems with drivers, but 1 out of my 5 friends that have ATi had a problem...

Amazon.com - HAF 932 for Case man! look at the TPU review for it it is awesome!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161276

4890 1gb fo 199.99$ :D it is worth the 30 extra dollars!

You should be about 1060$ after MIR before ship, so it should be around 1075$ with HAF 932 and the 4890

Also, GET GOOD Thermal paste like MX-2 or TX-2 or AS5... MX-2 would be best but not in stock at the egg sooo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
 

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Shows up as 220$ on my screen.
 

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Oh yea good luck with that.. I sent in 3 of them last year and haven't gotten one back.
 
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I've never had MIR problems except with OCZ
 

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The OPs Current Config is decent, He could always get the Sapphire Toxic 1Gb or the Vapor-X 4870 2GB or a Vapor-X 4890.
 

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minus not having the case. is this everything i need and is everybody pretty much satisfied with it?
 

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yes your build is fine.
 
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minus not having the case. is this everything i need and is everybody pretty much satisfied with it?
I like how you asked if we're satisfied with it :roll:
From listening to this thread, I believe you'll be more satisfied with money spent than you previously would've been. That is all that matters. :rockout:
 

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One more question. Windows 7...I would need that on cd to install right? Do I have to burn my own?
 
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One more question. Windows 7...I would need that on cd to install right? Do I have to burn my own?
Well a DVD, and yes, or you could see if someone will burn a copy and send it out to you :)

Edit: Well you could put it on a flash drive as well, assuming you have one that will fit the iso.
 
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GET GOOD THERMAL PASTE! I can't believe no one is agreeing with me atm lol... oh and as I have said probably too much, I'd get HAF 932 if I were you... from Amazon.com
 

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The stuff that's pre-applied with the AMD Black Edition heatsinks and Xigmatek's are more than enough. I'd only get some if he's gonna be changing his heatsink and CPU a lot.
 
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Good TIM, #1 will last you longer usually, #2 will bump the performance of the HSF to something that is worth much more...

BUT I have forgotten one thing... this is for a PII x3, which runs incredibly cool, so heat isn't an issue and so TIM is optional... I am sorry...

If you buy your case from newegg, (or anywhere else for that matter) don't get fooled by a price that is lower when you have to pay shipping... a 75$ without ship is 100$ including ship