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Poll Results: Which card to get?

 
  • 26% (4)
    7950GT 512MB
  • 53% (8)
    X1950XT 256MB
  • 0% (0)
    7900GS 256MB
  • 20% (3)
    X1950 Pro 512MB
  • 0% (0)
    X1950 Pro 256MB
  • 0% (0)
    X1950GT 256MB
  • 0% (0)
    7800GS 256MB
  • 0% (0)
    Other
  • 0% (0)
    Not getting a PCI-E Card
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Price no object!

I just need it to overclock well with aftermarket cooling that's all

I'd prefer an X19xx series for folding, but if the 79xx series are much better overclockers then I will go with one of those.

Here's what I'm considering:

XFX 7950GT 512MB Good OC'er, fast, no folding

X1950XT 256MB So-so overclocker, cooler isn't so great, fastest, folding

7900GS 256MB Good overclocker, no folding, not super powerful

X1950Pro 512MB Good GPU OC, not so good mem OC, folding, powerful

X1950Pro 256MB Same as above with 1/2 memory

X1950GT 256MB More pipelines??? Bad OC, folding, fast

7800GS Slower, good OC, no folding, factory OC, "step up" (I think)

I've heard that the X1950XT TEC cooler is really hard to take off and is crap. Because of that, I'm leaning towards the 256MB X1950Pro...

So can some people post their overclocks for some of these cards? Doesn't matter if it's PCI-E

(btw I'm getting aftermarket cooling so the cooling system doesn't matter that much)

Poll coming soon!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
If price is no object... why not upgrade your entire PC?
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post #3 of 13
If price really is not object to you, I would personally go with the Gecube x1950xt. It is a bad-ass card and is very powerful, plus it seems you like folding The only downside is the cooler which is a hit or miss..

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If price is no object... why not upgrade your entire PC?
That is so going into my sig.
    
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
If price is no object... why not upgrade your entire PC?
Because I want to set some records

My reason for this is because a middle of the range C2D system will set less records than an older system with an extreme video card.

I'm crazy and I know it

edit: I also do not game much on my computer anyway. A dual core Conroe would be a waste for me.
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
Because I want to set some records

My reason for this is because a middle of the range C2D system will set less records than an older system with an extreme video card.

I'm crazy and I know it
You're not the only one! My friends box's specs are

Athlon XP-M 2600+ IQYHA 0351MPMW @ 10.5x240 (2.5 Ghz) 1.65v
Swiftech Storm, Heatkiller GPU-X, 2x Black Ice GTS, Laing DDC+ w/ Acrylic Top, 3.5" Bay-Res
DFI Lanparty B nForce2 Taiwan w/ Hellfire's 3EG Rev. 3 BIOS
2x1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 @ 240 Mhz 2.5-3-3-11 2T 2.8v
Gainward Bliss 7800GS+ (dying lol)
2x Western Digital Raptor X RAID 0
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PC Power & Cooling 510 ATX Deluxe
"Modified" Lian-Li PC-7+

Gotta beat that lol
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post #6 of 13
man, i wish i had that kinda money. just to go and blow a crap load of money on a good video card. you should buy me a present since you got so much money :-)
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto View Post
You're not the only one! My friends box's specs are

Athlon XP-M 2600+ IQYHA 0351MPMW @ 10.5x240 (2.5 Ghz) 1.65v
Swiftech Storm, Heatkiller GPU-X, 2x Black Ice GTS, Laing DDC+ w/ Acrylic Top, 3.5" Bay-Res
DFI Lanparty B nForce2 Taiwan w/ Hellfire's 3EG Rev. 3 BIOS
2x1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 @ 240 Mhz 2.5-3-3-11 2T 2.8v
Gainward Bliss 7800GS+ (dying lol)
2x Western Digital Raptor X RAID 0
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
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"Modified" Lian-Li PC-7+

Gotta beat that lol


I HAVE to beat that! That's my new goal!

Kudos to him btw

Vote vote vote please!
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post #8 of 13
Actually, now that I am looking at your specs, you probably will not even notice a difference between any of those cards listed lol.
    
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
Actually, now that I am looking at your specs, you probably will not even notice a difference between any of those cards listed lol.
Nah, I'll be getting some new stuff with it (you'll see )

Quote:
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man, i wish i had that kinda money. just to go and blow a crap load of money on a good video card. you should buy me a present since you got so much money :-)
Er...lots of it is just savings. I'm not spending $2500 of it. However, with my new job I will definitely be spending more
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post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hmm...the 7950GT is winning It can overclock very well can't it?

/bump

OT: Will two of these in RAID 0 beat a $100 Raptor?
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