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for x-mas, im thinking about getting a 7950GT SuperClock KO for $279.. but is it quieter than a 7800GT? does anyone know? omg my 7800 is soo loud.. you have no idea.. (as loud as an FM-121 at full blast ) but will i see much of a difference in terms of performance, and the main thing.. is it louder than a 7800GT? thx for input
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The 7950GT Is a very Nice card and Overall will give you better Performance over the 7800 By quite abit. Its Not a GX2 so it wont be a HUGE performance boost but its still a good upgrade. However Have you thought about saving that money and getting DX10 ?
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Isn't DX10 only for Vista? Meh.. plus, im gonna be playin css for a LONG LONG time lol.. 2 more years maybe.. imo nothing replaces this
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Originally Posted by <CRACK@> (CS:S King) View Post
Isn't DX10 only for Vista? Meh.. plus, im gonna be playin css for a LONG LONG time lol.. 2 more years maybe.. imo nothing replaces this
DX10 cards will work Fine in XP just wont play DX10 games is all.
post #5 of 19
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Well... the reason im upgrading is mainly so my GPU is quieter.. i dont feel like getting ZALMAN fan just to make my card quiet.. if i'm gonna upgrade i want it to be faster and quieter. and from what i hear, the G80s are LOUD
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Well sometimes you have to sacrifice Sound for Performance..Trust me just because they may be audible is no reason not to go DX10 mate..You would actually be ripping yourself off doing that.
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dude.. no.. its too loud, i cant hear my speakers when playin a game.. you dont get it man.. id rather have a 6200 w/ Heatsink than this setup.. cuz its that loud
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post #8 of 19
Do you need a 7950gt? The X1950XT beats it by loads and is the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
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i have a 9600pro and i still pwn in css.. =/
    
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post #10 of 19
It sounds like you have a messed up bearing in your fan or something, I don't know how it could be that loud. Anyway if you were thinking about getting a 7950gt I would advise you to get a 7900GTO because they are $25 cheaper and perform about 5% better at stock. You can bios-flash it into a 7900GTX or just set your ATI Tool to OC the card to GTX speeds on start up, they all clock to GTX speeds, I have yet to see one that didn't clock to GTX speeds right out of the box, and Ive done much searching. I'm less than 100pts away from hitting 7000 in 3dmark06 with mine, they are seriously awesome cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322835

Im sure they will be back in stock by Christmas .

EDIT: haha after clicking Mootsfox' link to the x1950xt I read the last newegg review and the guy says this about the x1950xt "-best price/performance ratio ive seen so far (next to 7900gto of course)"
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