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post #11 of 24
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Nice to know I'm not the only one whose kid can run a third world country from her PC! I can't wait for the day my daughter comes in and solemnly tells me " Dad I hacked the pentagon. Is that bad?"

Ares, you are missing the point. I wasn't expecting a huge performance boost. I am planning for future upgrades. When I went from one 6600GT to two there was a huge boost in performance. I am expecting that again in a couple of months when I get a second 7800GT. If this would have cost me money ( I actually made about 50$) then I would be disappointed, but so far I am pretty pleased.
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LOL,Never thought about it like that but it should be true.Most kids in this day and age come out with an i-pod or a usb port.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ares545
wow... that increased like, not at all.... are you disappointed? the 7800gt should frigin own that 6600gt up the wazoo..
The score isnt really that bad, remember there was 2 6600gts against a single 7800gt, from how i see it the 7800gt owned the 2 6600gts. im sure he can get higher score if he pushes the OC a lil bit more.
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post #14 of 24
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I haven't started OC yet. All those benches were at factory stock on cpu ram and gpu. the BFG comes slightly overclocked stock which I like but there's room to grow.
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Wow i wish my dad was like this, instead its more like this. He buys a new part then rips me of on the old part (i buy it). For example i bought his radeon 9250 and a stick of pc2700 256mb of ram for 120 dollers, i could have got better and new for that price online.
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post #16 of 24
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Price check Tyler! Also haven't you heard you should never buy anything from a relative? buyer beware!
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Robilar
First, I like the 3700+ and for what I sold my 3500+, gigabyte k8ns-ultra 939 and xfx 6600GT, I had enough to buy a new cpu and 7800GT. It was either a 4000+ or an opteron. (I'm not interested in dual core amd yet). To be honest, I just don't know enough about the opteron's to buy blind. I already had an Asus A8N-SLI Premium board extra to put in my kids rig with the 3700+ and the 6600GT's (I upgraded to the Asus A8N32 awhile back) so cost wise, this was the best chip choice. I don't have the budget for an fx series(which eventually will be my next upgrade after a second 7800GT). I am probably going to sell one of the 6600GT's as she really doesn't need SLI and the OCZ Modstream 450W in it may be a bit strained.

Here are stock benches, incidently:

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2001SE2273226877

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3700+ 4000+
6600GT SLI 7800GT

The BFG is a sweet card. With my zalman vf-700 it idles at 39C and the highest it went during benches was 42C. The card is overclocked (and warrantied ) from the factory as well.
I'm still not understanding why you chose the 4000 over the 3700? I understand what you said about not wanting dual core or Opterons, but what made you spend more to get the 4000 over the 3700? Are you honestly using the 12x cpu mult?
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I already had a 3700+ and sold a 3500+. I was able to get a 4000+ for $9 more than a 3700+. I put my 3700+ in my second system and the 4000+ in my primary rig. Am I missing something? I haven't began overclocking yet but I am assuming that the higher the clock speed of the cpu the faster it is. Why would I buy a 3700+ when a 4000+ was virtually the same price?
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post #19 of 24
Great idea robilar, breaking even for any gain at all is always a good thing! Also, now he has the option for a second 7800, while earlier he already had 2 GPUs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
I already had a 3700+ and sold a 3500+. I was able to get a 4000+ for $9 more than a 3700+. I put my 3700+ in my second system and the 4000+ in my primary rig. Am I missing something? I haven't began overclocking yet but I am assuming that the higher the clock speed of the cpu the faster it is. Why would I buy a 3700+ when a 4000+ was virtually the same price?
You'll end up with the same cpu speed on both the 3700 and 4000 is the reason I asked. If you only paid $9 bucks more though, it doesn't matter. It used to be a $100 difference and you won't use the 12X multiplier, so I was just wondering why you bought the 4000. For $9 bucks though, who cares
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