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Old 18-09-08, 03:28 PM
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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked

Is this card worth looking at to buy? I know it just came out and I cant find any benchmarks running this card. Not sure if I should just said for the next round of Nvidia GPU's or sell my 8800 gt's and pick up a pair of these cards.

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Old 18-09-08, 04:26 PM
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I think you should wait for the next round up, it shouldn't be too long until they release another new graphics card. Might be a couple of months but it is probably worth the wait for newer technology

Good cards, though I would prefer the 4870 if you weren't already on an SLI motherboard!

Just as a matter of interest, do you do any overclocking on your CPU and if so, what is the maximum stable clock you've had?
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Old 18-09-08, 04:31 PM
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My CPU is right now at 3.2 ghz on a Q6600 B3 stepping. My Thermaltake 780e bigwater does a poor job of cooling the cpu. So I want to upgrade my LCS and push my cpu farther. I also lapped my cpu which droped the temps by 8c. I think I might hold off on new gpu's for right now not sure tho.
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Old 18-09-08, 04:50 PM
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Wow that is a big improvement. I think that I am going to try and lap my current CPU.

Don't you have to buy a lapping kit?

Any ways, I think your LCS isn't the best to be honest (no offence) but TT don't do good LCS systems, it is far better to build your own which I am thinking of doing for Xmas instead of my Q6600/Q9550 and PSU (yes I am only 15)
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Old 18-09-08, 04:59 PM
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I'm selling a couple of brand new BFG GTX260 OC cards.

Never been used.

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Old 18-09-08, 05:30 PM
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Wow that is a big improvement. I think that I am going to try and lap my current CPU.

Don't you have to buy a lapping kit?

Any ways, I think your LCS isn't the best to be honest (no offence) but TT don't do good LCS systems, it is far better to build your own which I am thinking of doing for Xmas instead of my Q6600/Q9550 and PSU (yes I am only 15)
Nope I got a really good Lapping guide off youtube I cant post links yet but just type in the user name tjharlow . He has a really really good step by step lapping guide. All you really need is sandpaper and time. Anyways check out that guide on youtube its what I used and it worked to perfection. As for my LCS I know its bad, and I cant wait to get my new parts I just need to build up some cash Im a poor college student. When I get 15 posts I will post a parts list and let you guys tell me whats good and what needs to be changed.
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Thermaltake Armor +

Thermaltake Big Water

Q6600 Lapped 3.2 ghz

EVGA 680i

EVGA GTX 295

4 gig G.Skill

WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000RPM

OCZ 900W PSU

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Logitech Z-5500 5.1

X-FITitanium Fatal1ty Pro Series
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Old 18-09-08, 05:32 PM
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Haha

Don't look for advice on water cooling from me, I have never done it before as I have never had the cash for it (being only 15!)

I am going to watch it now, thank you I hope that I don't screw up my CPU when I eventually get to do it. Though it'll be a good idea to practice on my E2140 before my Q6600/Q9550 if I bother lapping it!
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Old 18-09-08, 05:36 PM
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If you watch all the parts the entire way through you wont screw anything up. Just watch all the parts first the entire way through and you will be all set.
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Thermaltake Armor +

Thermaltake Big Water

Q6600 Lapped 3.2 ghz

EVGA 680i

EVGA GTX 295

4 gig G.Skill

WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000RPM

OCZ 900W PSU

Vista Ultimate 64bit

Logitech Z-5500 5.1

X-FITitanium Fatal1ty Pro Series
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Old 18-09-08, 07:12 PM
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Cool I love that vid, it's great! Thank you!

I have decided I think.. I want to get water cooling for Xmas, with addins from my pocket money so I am going to settle for that and a Q9550 probably for my birthday and then add in more cash for a PSU!
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