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cieje

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#1
Currently, I have a p4 2.8c (northwood) o/c ~3.2 on stock hsf and an agp 9800se 128 softmodded to 9800pro 410/580 ( w/ artic cool vga silencer)

I plan on upgrading very soon, and am considering going into an amd 64 X2 3800+, DFI RS482 Infinity mATX, X-Qpack case (replacing fans for cooling and acoustic reasons...) But I can't settle on a video card. Looking for the best bang for the buck like most. Right now I'm looking at

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102646

x800GTO2 sapphire card that can unlock to 16 pipes for $158. Is this the best deal for price vs performance? I do plan on o/c the cpu and the vid card slightly - whatever can be done with stock hsf and in this small case. I'm worried that I'd be better off going for a x1800GTO; looks like after mail-in rebate it can be had for about $169.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814142067

opinions?

-cj
 

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#2
Go for the x1800gto because not all X800GTO2 are moddable, and x1800GTO has ps3, and is faster then x800gto2
 
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#3
spend a little more and get the real 1800xt 256 card.. i think they are very well priced at the moment..

trog
 

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the x1800xt is slightly out of my price range unfortunately. I'm trying to stay $150-$200.

Also... would the x1800xt even fit in a qpack?
 
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cieje

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Cooling Evercool EC-WC-202 + Air (Installed soooon)
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Video Card(s) Sapphire X1800XL 256mb
Storage 160GB WD IDE - 250GB Hitachi Sata
Display(s) ViewSonic VA1912wb
Case ASPIRE X-QPACK - Black/Silver w/ 3 Windows
Power Supply XClio 450BL
Software WinXP Pro Sp2
#5
O, and if it matters... I have a widescreen lcd - so I'll be playing everything at 1440x900. And actually, I'm starting to consider the 1800xt but seriously... will it fit in a qpack? haha
 
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Storage Three.. all solid state 128 Transend.. 1 T Sandisk.. 1 T Transend.. plus USB external..
Display(s) 27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hrz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS.. 2560x1440..
Case Gigabyte mid-tower.. cheap and not really big enough for what is inside..
Audio Device(s) USB Sound blaster Roar 2 all in one unit with bluetooth
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Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech K270
Software Win 10 pro..
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark Firestrike Ultra 8542.. Timespy 10508.. everyday settings..
#6
that i dont know.. he he.. but playing everything at 1400 x 900 would need at least an x1800xt... that i do know.. he he

trog