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Poll Results: Is the 8800 worth it for a non gamer?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 33% of voters (18)
    Yes youre future proofing yourself
  • 58% of voters (31)
    No no point
  • 7% of voters (4)
    I hate computers and shouldnt be here
53 Total Votes  
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by thomasbu View Post
Went with the X1950XT by Powercolor for 100. Thanks guys
Cool! Congratulations on your purchase!
post #22 of 28
i got a x1900xt 512, from a 9800se, WOW, what a difference(i know, slightly off topic,...) but it clocks way above the xtx so i would think the 1950 should also be a good clocker
    
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Thanks Guys! Yeah i heard that the 1950 isnt all that good for overclocking since its core comes almost maxed out stock. Popped the card in and heard that infamous one beep and success. The only problem im having is the Accelero Artic Cooler GPU that comes stock with it. Yes, its a great cooler i know, but I want it watercooled + the cooler gets caught on my pump in my case. So I have had no luck removing it. I took all the screws off and its still as firm as with the screws on. This thing will not come off! The option of letting it heat up is off cause I dont feel like going through that. Im afraid to pry it off cause then I got a broken card that Power Color wont be too happy about. Im sure ill figure it out but any suggestions would be great. Again, thanks so much I probaly would be still rocking away with an 8600 if it werent for you guys. Been working with PC's for a long time but my wallet can get in the way of those upgrades (: Special thanks to "5".

P.S.- My idiot story for the day. For the past few test bootups I had realized that there was no Power LED or HDD led. I checked the mobo connections and told me self "yeahh...im sure I switched the polarity, it cant be that". So after test after test I email Thermaltake, they tell me to fill out the RMA. I finnally, before I click send RMA, try reversing the polarites. Woala!! It works. DFI has all the polarties on the connections going one way, and the LED's go the opposite way. Lol oh well...ive done worse.

One last note, ATI recommends 30AMPS on 12V rail. I have a 620W PSU with 320W on 12V rail, with dual rails. 12V1= 18A 12V2=20A. I should be all right, right? doing the math that should be 30AMPS combined (A=W/V)
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I think you made a great decision. The X1950 will just royally knock the pants off your old 8600 card. I think you'll be very happy with your purchase .
Ohhh deff. I mean I dont game but Ill deff. see the difference in the games I do play. Thanks man
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post #25 of 28
30? Isn't 18+20 38?
post #26 of 28
go for an ATi card - better HD / video use... an 8800 is more a gamer's card and will be overkill for you.
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Yeah, and expect the 3870 to drop even more in price after the HD4xxx series come out in May
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30? Isn't 18+20 38?

Well thats what I thought but then learned you dont combine the amperage.
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