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Old 17-05-06, 04:40 PM
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ai_01 he has a bugdet to £160, = 7900GT no-no

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Old 17-05-06, 06:19 PM
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400 AUD = 304 US. u can buy a 7900GT for 280, and a thermalright xp-120 for like 40 his max was 500 AUD which around 380 US, which would be 450 AUD. idk but are prices more expensive in UK and Australia? if so just get a 7900gt, ull gain more performance off the gpu. with stock hs you can oc easy to 2.4 equvilent to a 4000. just my two cents
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Old 17-05-06, 06:31 PM
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I'm in a bit of a pickle at the moment. I'm having trouble deciding on what to upgrade, I really want to upgrade my graphics card and I'd like to upgrade my cpu.

I've heard (from PCPP) that Dual core CPU's aren't really much use for games yet cause games only utilise one core.

So.. Is it worth me upgrading my few month old 3700+ to a Intel D 805? Which means I have to buy a new board as well (duh) so I was thinkin of gettin a Sli board and gettin one 7600GT.

So:

Should I, keep the 3700 and buy a Zalman cooler (to overclock the cpu further) and a new graphics card?

buy a new pentium 805? (which means new board)and buy a 7600GT?

BTW I've got a budget of AUD $400 (max would be $500)

400AUD = 162.77GBP
I just got me a 7600GT and i am soooo loving it. Even gaming the baby does not even get above 52 c with stock cooling

If your on a budget get the card and the HS, save your money and get yourself a nice celly 65 nm cpu when they come out
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Old 17-05-06, 06:47 PM
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BTW I've got a budget of AUD $400 (max would be $500)

400AUD = 162.77GBP
Prices are higher here and from another thread ive head even higher in the land of aus. And if he says budget of $400 stick to it. Pushing people over there limits is kemps job
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Old 18-05-06, 11:51 AM
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Stick with AMD for games mate. If you want to go dual core save up lots more and get a X2 3800. From my experiance of dual core it is worth it if you run things in the background. is you 3700 939? what core?

I would have thought a 7600GT would also do you fine.
Yes, my 3700+ is 939, its a San Diego core.

I'm looking to get a XFX 7600GT I was looking at the 7900's and I saw the Albatron 7900GT that was a bit past my budget, had a look and realised my X800GTO is probably faster lol.

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KFC? Hook me up with ur employee discount card, I love KFC!

Viva la Colonel.
Sure thing man, I'll go get you a discount card tomorrow, its only available for use in QLD, Australia though
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Old 18-05-06, 12:00 PM
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Yes, my 3700+ is 939, its a San Diego core.

I'm looking to get a XFX 7600GT I was looking at the 7900's and I saw the Albatron 7900GT that was a bit past my budget, had a look and realised my X800GTO is probably faster lol.
You should be able to get a good overclock out of a SanDiego core, WC's is at 3Ghz i belive, with decent cooling of corse.

And i hope your joking. Your X800 is NOT faster than any working 7900, enless you managed to graft 4 together with no more nails or something. XFX are good and imho a 7600GT from them would be a wise choise.
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Old 18-05-06, 12:07 PM
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Here's my old San Diego OC

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthr...ighlight=diego
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Old 18-05-06, 12:10 PM
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Taken from a website:

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Albatron 7900-GT 256meg DDR3 DUAL DVI and TV Out MODEL : GEFORCE 7900GT

Item Code viALx_7900_gt_256

Albatron 7900-GT 256meg DUAL DVI

MODEL : GEFORCE 7900GT

SPECIFICATION

Grapics Engine: Geforce 7900GT

Memory Size: 256MB DDR III

Memory Bus: 256bit

Engine Clock: 450Mhz

RAMDAC: 400Mhz

Max. Resolution: 2048x1536@85Hz

Bus Standard: PCI Express

VGA Output: Yes (With adapter)

TV-out: Yes

Price $ 469

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My X800GTO

Engine: 400

Memory:490

which is: 400/980

WHICH IS FASTER!!!

EDIT: XMS that O/C is rad.. you had watercooling didn't you?
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Old 18-05-06, 12:11 PM
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The 7900GT is faster
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Old 18-05-06, 12:13 PM
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How is it faster?
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