New Build Setup and Q's
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:30 AM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:30 AM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:42 AM
This is a sweet card, james has it. Use a P35 motherboard with this card, Gigabyte make a good one.
I hate you James!!!! Lol.
I also recommend going with the P35. There is no program included with the GTX I don't think, but you can download nTune which is free and it can allow you to overclock it.
Edited by SOORENA, 30 July 2007 - 08:43 AM.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 04:31 PM
Yes ntune for nVidia, however for ATI, most cards if not all of them now come with ATI overdrive which as far as I know (99% sure about this) doesn't void your warrenty. While nVida's overclocking does void the warrentee. ATI overdrive is included in the catalyst support, catayst is ATI's form of drivers, we are currently running at 7.7 and it seems to have really fixed the AA issues for me as well as I can now play Lost Planet DX10 at 30FPS at high settings.
I'm currently at stock running in a Antec 900 case, I have yet to see it reach higher then 62*C, right now it's idling at 36*C, if you want screen shoots I can give them. Some people say I lucked out on a good card, but 95+% of the people who say the cards are hot, don't own one. I'm running HIS HD2900XT. HIS is more money however people generally have a better experience with them, which is why I paid an extra 30-40$ more to go with them, also I think I got an extra year's warranty with them as well. If it helps ambient temperatures are 18-19*C (my room is in the basement).
Edited by james_8970, 01 August 2007 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:47 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:06 PM
Which is a better case to cool the GTX? If no one minds, would someone give me a spec of their system and how much they payed for it?
Edited by phatjo911, 01 August 2007 - 10:08 PM.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:53 PM
The Antec 900 is 100 cheaper and I honestly don't think you can get better cooling then what you get in the Antec 900.
E6600 @ stock (for now)
HIS HD 2900XT
Samsung SyncMaster226BW and dell E228WFP
850W Strider ST85F
500GB Seagate 7200.10
OCz Platinum XTC 3GB 800MHz ram
Antec Nine Hundread Case
Z-5400 5.1 speakers
It cost me around 2600$.
Edited by james_8970, 01 August 2007 - 11:57 PM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:21 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:27 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:57 AM
Also, I plan on multi-booting, so can someone tell me how to multiboot with XP PRO and Vista?
Edited by phatjo911, 02 August 2007 - 03:59 AM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:19 AM
EDIT: If you can afford it, I reckon you should go to the quad core you suggested in the first post.
For Dual Booting, I've heard it is possible, I remember reading a tutorial in one of my Australian computer magazines. Not only that, I just google'd it for you and actually found the exact article I was thinking of! Man, that's funny. APC = Australian Personal Computer, it's a pretty good mag.
Double EDIT: This is my 800th post!
Edited by ruthandtroy, 02 August 2007 - 04:25 AM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:39 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:27 PM
If you don't plan on SLI or Crossfire when a downgrade would defiantly be an order.
Edited by james_8970, 05 August 2007 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:38 PM
How much better is the core 2 quad than the E6750?
Also, what is the lowest price on the GTX? the GTS?
Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:39 PM
The quad will be better if you are overclocking otherwise stick with the E6750 as it'll be better for games because it has a higher clock. Also most games today can only use 1 core, some 2 cores, but none as of yet can use 4.
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