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Originally Posted by space_cowboy
Thanks for the info. I'm kind of thinking 7800gt as well due to the heat of 2 6800's.
I run two 6800s, and if you watercool them, heat isn't a problem at all :-)...(doesn;t help that i'm too cheap to buy a 7800 now .
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post #22 of 31
Your better to get a 7800gt any way teh 6800 although a good card is now getting outdated with all the new technology coming through .Perhaps get one now and another down the line .Thats what i intend to do
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post #23 of 31
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hmm... that sure looks like a copper heatsink there... lol. is that the regular BFG 7800GT? I thought they also had a model w/ a reference looking cooler. that's what I was referring to.
yeah I just looked at BFG's website and I couldn't find the card that was pictured. there is a link for their 7800GT. sure looks like a reference Nvidia cooler to me.
http://www.bfgtech.com/7800GT_256_PCIX.html
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post #24 of 31
Thanks for all the input guys. I've decided on

A8N32-SLI
X2 4400+
1 x BFG 7800 GT OC'd (2nd soon)
Keep the same TWIN XMS ram
2 x 300 gb Diamondmax 16mb cache sata's in raid
Zalman 9500 cpu cooler
Plextor PX-716sa sata dvd drive
Keep the same Ultra X-Connect 500 psu (will upgrade when i add 2nd 7800)

Everything should be here from Newegg on Tuesday.


This baby should smoke


I think its a great rig. I really like the BFG. Why the Plextor? I have a Plextor Px712a but ever since reading recent reviews at Tom's Hardware about how the nec drives were faster, I since picked up 2 nec's for $50 each (cdn) and sold the plextor.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...eds/page9.html

Everything else looks great.
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post #25 of 31
With regards to the reference cooler on the BFG, I looked at the link and you are right but the 7800GT OC definitely comes with the huge copper heatsink and cooler I attached in the pics.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...24&cid=999.243

This is where I bought mine and it has the same pic.
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Get the epox sli motherboard, the one that is in my sig. its REALLY NICE. BEats the pants off my old ASUS SLI DELUXE. IT had tons of bugs. // GL
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post #27 of 31
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I chose the Plextor simply because i've never had any probs with my 716a and because the new one is sata. I'm going to be very happy not having any ide cables in my box Newegg customers are reporting receiving the copper 7800 version. If I don't get the copper version, i'll send it back.
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post #28 of 31
I would too. The copper version is awesome. I still changed it to a zalman but hey I spent $50 on the zalman's so I have to use them. The BFG sink is really sharp (and huge). wait till you see how much it weighs! i wanted a sata dvd-rw as well and plextor is the only game in town but I just couldn;t justify spending another $150 (canadian) to have a slower, sata cabled drive. Although their slot fed drive looks sharp, its the same optical head/performance.
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Just put this together last night and all I can say is WOW I still have a few kinks to work out, but overall it was an easy build. IF you follow the directions for RAID, it will go pretty easy. BF2 now loads games in about 20 seconds, whereas my p4 @ 3.65 took well over a minute. Runs a lot cooler as well.
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Good job.. Lets ee some benchies soon
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