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Postby Don_Smurf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:23 pm

I need help to decide which graphis card to get, come on guys tell me which is best
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Jokey Smurf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:22 pm

Not a geek into gfx cards but this is mine, and it has served me well

GeForce GTX 260
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_ge ... 60_us.html
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Jokey Smurf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:25 pm

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Re: graphis cards

Postby Don_Smurf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:16 pm

Thanks Nick for the info, I have also spoken with Paul on the phone tonight and with what you hqave shown me and talking withgh Paul I have ordered a 480gtx nvidia card. Hopefully will be with me tomorrow morning fingeres crossed, Its horrible not having a decent pc to game on and chat with the smurfies. Thanks
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Jokey Smurf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:10 pm

Holy Cow..... you still hold a beast of a machine :kickass

But a big note "Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 600" that's just for the card itself, even though it's not that much compared to other cards in that catagory.
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Huff Smurf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:25 pm

From review (Been eyeing this up as well)

it runs a tad on the hot side. (94 degree's Centigrade)

Make sure you have good venting in your computer as it'll need a decent airflow through. Or if you happy with after market Mod's through a better cooling system on it. (I don't like doing that, but everyone's different)

On a different note, don't go anywhere near the 470 version as it has nothing good to be said about it.
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Don_Smurf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:53 pm

thanks Triscal
I have stacks of cooling more than most, 2 x 10inch fans on case

well my 480 dfuly arrived and with great hopes fitted, but NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it did not work same long bleep with 3 short bleeps, after Paul done some research its down to the graphics card, new card same results,
after talking with paul this morning we both think its the connections to mother board
No choice but to upgrade m/c so what have i decided, well it had to be an Intel I7. As most of the smurfies know i buy top spec, well hopefully that will last 4 or more years, well this one last about 3.5 to 4 years

My choice is below, costs before vat added and postage. So hopefully will get it all tomorrow and start rebuilding.
Just realised how addicted I am to the world of smurfies, cant Bl**dy wait to get back on. im on my old pc running xpso cant do a lot from here beside checking and keeping you all updated, I WANT MY PC BACK :dontknow: when

item: Intel Core i7 960 3.2 GHz Socket 1366 8MB L3 Cache Retail Box Processor
Qty: 1Cost: 379.71

Item: ASUS P6X58D Premium iX58 Socket 1366 Dual Gigabit LAN 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1Cost: 202.18

Item: OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz Gold Memory Kit CL10(10-10-10-30) 1.65V
Qty: 1Cost: 136.16

Item: OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU - Silent 120mm Blue LED Fan 4x PCI-E 6x SATA
Qty: 1Cost: 72.33

Item: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 ) aluminum with nickel plated copper base Processor cooler
Qty: 1Cost: 41.13

Item: LG BH10LS30 10x BD-RE with DVD±RW & LightScribe SATA Blu-Ray Drive - OEM Black
Qty: 1Cost: 72.33
I must admit it was very hard to spend so much on my beloved pc
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Huff Smurf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:16 pm

My only point would be.. is the PSU a modular one? (Only because I think they are better, 2 schools of thought on this one as from reading it depends on the 12V rail set up which I don't quite understand even with my engineering backround)

nice though. i take it you are running a 64Bit OS system for the RAM to work...
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Don_Smurf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Yes 64 bit windows7 pro

you have got me lost when you say modular?

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/powe ... _atx_psu/1
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Re: graphis cards

Postby Huff Smurf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Modular - you only plug in to the PSU what cables you want. makes it all tidy like. (OCD kicks in with PC design ;-)
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