Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Lalindo, May 31, 2009.
"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.
Your lucky. I had Nvidia cards in the past in other rigs, I would get that famous popup ALL the time.
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!
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.
What drivers I always do fresh installs with my new cards.
I almost wanted to try nvidia for my new gaming build..than I said, MATT WTF ARE YOU THINKING 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.
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.
HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB - $200
LG Sata DVD Burner - $24
XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $40
ASUS 21.5' 1920-1080 moniter $150
Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal/8 Function Keys USB - OEM $16
AMD Phenom II X3 720 and Asus M4A78 - $245
Corsair TX 650W - $90
Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $54
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $85
Still missing the case, gonna do some more research on them
Mx-2(if back in when I order) $7
for 25 bucks more you have a 4890
I still prefer the GTX 260 over the 4870... I mean you guys might have been unlucky, because 2 of my friends own GTX 260's and one owns a GTX 275... (all the rest of them have ATi cards) None of those three had problems with drivers, but 1 out of my 5 friends that have ATi had a problem...
Amazon.com - HAF 932 for Case man! look at the TPU review for it it is awesome!
4890 1gb fo 199.99$ 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
Shows up as 220$ on my screen.
Oh yea good luck with that.. I sent in 3 of them last year and haven't gotten one back.
I've never had MIR problems except with OCZ
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.
minus not having the case. is this everything i need and is everybody pretty much satisfied with it?
yes your build is fine.
I like how you asked if we're satisfied with it
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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