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Are Asus and xfx the way to go as far as VC warranties?
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Been eyeing those 2, saw a 260 for pretty cheap though. Thanks for your input and for stopping by.



Nice specs on that card for the price, thanks for the link.

Lemme ask you this though, and it may be a silly question but which ati card do I have to step up to to have a 'fully enclosed' style card? That card while nice looks ugly to me.
@ around $135 you get an enclosed style 4850, some of the 5770s will have them, 5750s, maybe 4770s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131163
its not the enclosed style, but the 1gb powercooler for $112-$15 MIR

Personally, Asus, Sapphire, or XFX are all tops, Powercooler cant be beat on a budget however, and MSI makes some pretty good cards too

the powercooler has a 2 year, Sapphire has a 2 year, XFX has a lifetime warranty but theres limits to it,
MSI is 3parts/2 labor
Asus is 3 years
gigabyte is 3 years

generally speaking, not up to me if they cover something for more/less time LOL

im partial to Sapphire myself, they have been very good to me, but i do love my Asus passive 3450 in my media center
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Huge thanks Ice, just the info I was looking for.

As far as 'open' style cards, I kinda like the 'hawks'.

Gotta admit I keep looking at nvidia cards too....seems like the price on older models is about to do something.

I hope I don't let you down brother by picking up a green card, if I do I'm gonna put an ATI fireGL in the second slot for CAD. (non-sli of course)

I will be moving soon so if I don't find one in the next couple weeks it might be a while, I'm going back home to SoCal.

er...I still need a power supply to run it all....

I'll get there eventually.
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Maybe it's the trouble I've had with the free HD 4650 I was given that freaks me out.

I wasn't all that impressed with it's performance, I know it's a low-end card, drivers and all that was a breeze though.

I think after that card I'm afraid to buy anything with a 128 bit memory bus too.
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If you are thinking about going green then this card would be a nice mid-range buy for $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127478R and it has one of the best cooler designs on the market.
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Maybe it's the trouble I've had with the free HD 4650 I was given that freaks me out.

I wasn't all that impressed with it's performance, I know it's a low-end card, drivers and all that was a breeze though.

I think after that card I'm afraid to buy anything with a 128 bit memory bus too.
4650 isnt made to be a powerhouse

thats whats in my HP laptop....
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If you are thinking about going green then this card would be a nice mid-range buy for $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127478R and it has one of the best cooler designs on the market.
Cheers, thanks for the link.

There is a 'xfx black edition' GT 260 for $120 and a xfx 4890 for $150 also local, and my birthday is in a few days.

Decisions decisions.
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In the meantime, gonna keep trying to get this thing 4.0 stable on air....no particular reason why.


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****!! how did you do that ?? you must have upped your NB Voltage? or u are god? damn good oc!
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****!! how did you do that ?? you must have upped your NB Voltage? or u are god? damn good oc!
Ummm...gee thanks. I'm new to this brother, anything seem extra special so far? Maybe it's this board but 3.6 is easy for me, I can do it at 250, 300 or 330 Ht link freq.

I forgot the memory tab screenshot but it is currently at 663mhz (x2) and 6-6-6-15-23-1T

All voltages are still on auto except for Dram which is at 1.68, although I think my board overvolts my cpu on auto (1.43). I have had my NB up to 1.3v before though (auto is 1.1v).

I have a screenshot of CPU-z at 3850 but it wasn't stable at all, forget what voltage I was at but it was less than 1.5 (barely).

Still looking for the 'sweet spot' though.
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