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Well i went onto ebay few days ago to check for cheap graphics cards and came accross a Point Of View 8800GTS 512 MB for just 35GBP, thats $70 to you guys over the pond. Catch was the guy said he spent 10 minutes trying to get it to work but couldnt, so now i was expecting the worst, a dead card, which at best i could RMA, at worst it was only 35 quid gamble. Now to my surprise, when i card arrived today and i plugged it in, plugged the 6 pin pcie in, It Fricking WORKED!!..im so happy right now i cant even explain, i basically got a 130 pounds discount on this card (they run for around 160 quid here in UK)..Ill post a few pics of my new baby in a few minutes but heres some screenies right now of 3Dmark 05/06..btw ati tool gives 2 temps? currently at 65/55..what are these 2 temps off??
Scores with Card at stock, Q6600 at 3.0 ghz.



Here some pics..i was really shocked to see how big it is..its 7600GT ontop, 8600GTS and then the mother 8800GTS


do the scores seem right??
Edited by waqasr - 5/17/08 at 4:16pm
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Good deal. Bet somebody did not plug the PCI-e 6 plug in.....
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awesome bro i'm lovin the new rig your putting together
    
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Yeah they look good.

Congrats on the deal!

BTW FireFox RC1 is out
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Good deal. Bet somebody did not plug the PCI-e 6 plug in.....
Exactly my thoughts..so glad he was a nub.

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awesome bro i'm lovin the new rig your putting together
Thanks man, trust me its a big jump from an Athlon 64 3700, DFI UltraD and 7600GT..the biggest jump ive ever made..i knew waiting a while would pay off, i skipped generations in gpus and cpus!...Also im loving that overclock on your quad man..4.2ghz!..thats crazy!

Quote:
Yeah they look good.

Congrats on the deal!

BTW FireFox RC1 is out
Lol, i knowww, i was just waiting for someone to post that, but ive just got the essensials on this rig until i get my highest stable clock, then i fresh install and put everything on.
BTW is overclocking still the same through ati tools, like i heard all about these shaders and stuff, how do i overclock them aswell??
Edited by waqasr - 5/17/08 at 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Exactly my thoughts..so glad he was a nub.



Thanks man, trust me its a big jump from an Athlon 64 3700, DFI UltraD and 7600GT..the biggest jump ive ever made..i knew waiting a while would pay off, i skipped generations in gpus and cpus!...Also im loving that overclock on your quad man..4.2ghz!..thats crazy!



Lol, i knowww, i was just waiting for someone to post that, but ive just got the essensials on this rig until i get my highest stable clock, then i fresh install and put everything on.
BTW is overclocking still the same through ati tools, like i heard all about these shaders and stuff, how do i overclock them aswell??
That's when RivaTuner 2,09 comes in.
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YOU JAMMY SOD!

I was watching that card myself.
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You suck waqasr

Long time no see brother.
    
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congrats lol.
    
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post #10 of 23
CONGRATULATIONS,you got yourself one heck of a deal!
i wish i could get a high end card that cheap.
BTW,very nice rig.
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