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I just put together my first computer!! And aside from having to get another mobo (I't came doa) it's up and running now. But my video card, a Evga 6800GS, didn't come with the power hook-ups. It will let me load up WIN XP but it has a message that says the graphic card is turnned down to keep it from messing up. The guys at evga are sending me the power cable, but I just want to know is this card any good or should I get another one? I was also thinking about getting a second card to go SLI, but if the gains aren't enough there wouldn't be a point. Also my Aquamark score is like 13,000, but everyone with the same set up as me has way bigger numbers. If someone could help with my understanding then I can upgrade, all my stuff is on a 30 day no questions asked return policy.
 

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ohh yeah and i paid like $1100 for the whole system, I just wanna know if I got ripped off, and what is my 3700+ comparable to, like you know how on a game the recommended specs are like 3ghz will my rig run them smooth or what. they should put Amd specs on there you know. I'm a noob, and proud of it.
 

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getting another card and running sli is good option, but 68000gs can overclock well (or so i told
) so i'd stick with overclocking the card for now and in the near future (when you have low fps and struggle with games)go sli
 

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hey thanks for the input, yeah I saw some reviews for it but I just don't now how it'll work with power, I can play Call of Duty 2 and it's slows down a bit when it's snowing and all the stuff get flying around from bullets hitting the ground.
 

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hey I just ran N-Bench
<3D Overall>
N-Bench Score 3693 Marks
FPS Average 85.77 FPS

<CPU Overall>
N-Bench Score 2581 Marks
FPS Average n/a

<Overal Score>
N-Bench Score 3137 Marks
FPS Average 85.77 FPS
 

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Originally Posted by Cas6236

hey thanks for the input, yeah I saw some reviews for it but I just don't now how it'll work with power, I can play Call of Duty 2 and it's slows down a bit when it's snowing and all the stuff get flying around from bullets hitting the ground.

could well be due to the power issues,but is thats running high res and settings? if it is i'd advise just to play around with the setting in cod2 till its playable (maybe no so eye pleasing as it could be)and just wait to overclock the card when the cable comes,and if thats not enough maybe run sli or sell it and go for 7800gt (little on the expensive side right now though)


as for the cpu personal i think it is a good option (im building a rig with the same ) and it can easliy held the agmes of day and should last a year or so
 

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Your videocard specs are lower than normal because you don't have the vga power supply cable, so your system automatically slows down your vga, and of course your aquamark score is low, you should get about 30k+.
 
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