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Ok I have recently bought a X1950 PRO and by a mistake of mine I took it back thinking I was scammed (my clock was 700 and in the site said 1400 and I didn't know about the dual memory thingie.. Anyway today I will see if I will be able to change it with something else. That shop sadly doesn't have an x1950xt. What interested me from there was only 8800GTS and 2900XT. I got an 600W enermax PSU so I am not sure if it will keep these monsters running. Anyway I am more interested in a X1950XT. If I will get the XT I will probably get along an HR-03 vga cooler with a good fan and along with it a 2gb memory kit. Although I have a problem. I have a geil memory kit 2gb and its timings are 5-5-5-15 and the ones I want to buy is an ocz with timings 5-5-5-12. Will they be compatible, like will the timings of the ocz lower to go along with the geil ones? Or do you think I could overclock the geil to match the OCZ?

Anyway to the point. X1950Xt 512, 8800GTS 256 or X2900XT 512? The prices are 250 euro , 270 euro and 350 euro.
    
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I would get the 8800GTS (it's 320mb not 256 BTW).
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Go with a 8800GTS 640 if they have them available. It performs pretty much the same as the HD2900XT except costs much less. If that's not available, then go with teh HD2900XT.

In regards to your ram, never mix. Buy another geil, or get a fresh set.

I wouldn't bother going above 2gigs in ram though. I would stick with the geil unless you're really set on buying those OCZs. (in which I would ditch the geil entirely for stability and overclocking reasons)
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2900XT hands down, but the 8800GTS 320MB wouldn't be a bad option either considering the price/performance ratio.
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second on the 2900xt
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Ok so if I will go for the 8800 GTS which of the next brands i should get?

Asus
Albatron
TwinTech
Xfx

I am between Albatron and Asus. I kow that XFX is faster cause its overclocked (at least I think all XFX are overclocked) Also will my 600W PSU be able to support this little monster. Also I am still thinking of getting the HR-03 and as it seems I need to get the plus version. Can anyone confirm that the plus version will work with the GTS.

As for the 640mb one. Well it costs 100+ euro more so i guess its out of question ^^''
    
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Ok so if I will go for the 8800 GTS which of the next brands i should get?

Asus
Albatron
TwinTech
Xfx

I am between Albatron and Asus. I kow that XFX is faster cause its overclocked (at least I think all XFX are overclocked) Also will my 600W PSU be able to support this little monster. Also I am still thinking of getting the HR-03 and as it seems I need to get the plus version. Can anyone confirm that the plus version will work with the GTS.

As for the 640mb one. Well it costs 100+ euro more so i guess its out of question ^^''

I would still recommend a 2900xt since it's much better except if you don't have the money. But if you go for the gts get a xfx otherwise asus
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Of the four listed, XFX.

I'm having a great time with my 2900XT.
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xfx now warrantys vmodded card right?
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I would still recommend a 2900xt since it's much better except if you don't have the money. But if you go for the gts get a xfx otherwise asus
YEs but I am having problems cause people say that you can bottleneck it if you do not have a strong system. I have compiled it last year on july.

Ok my specs as good as I can post them

CPU: Intel PentiumD 3GHz
CPU Cooling:Noctua NH-U12 with 2 12 inch fans
Motherboard: Asus P5WD2-E Premium I975X
PSU: Enermax 600W Noisetaker
RAM: Dual Channel 2gb DDR2 800 (2X1GB) timings 5-5-5-15
HDD: Western Digital 320GB Sata2
GPU: My great X800GTO that i am going to replace TT

This is the interior of my lil old PC


This is the side door of it


This is a little guy that attacked my camera's strap


I was wondering if these specs are enough to use a x2900. If not do you think I could overclock it to make it work well with the 2900? Also What is a good cooling solution for the X2900XT? Oh also between the brands available which? Gecube or Sapphire (actually I like sapphire myself)
    
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