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bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 01:43 PM
Hello, I've decided to get a 6800U but i can't decided which to get out of 3 models.

1. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9622&Category_Code=950

2. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9623&Category_Code=950

3. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9629&Category_Code=950

I was planning on going with the Asus, but some people have been telling me its not really good, so please help me which one to pick

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 02:17 PM
anyone!?

Sir Random
08-15-04, 02:29 PM
They're all pretty much the same, apart from heatsinks.

I wanted an XFX because of the 425/1200 stock speeds, but I got a Club3D because the XFX waiting list was very long. I'm running 24/7 at 450/1250 np, while some XFX's can't even run their ram at the rated 1200.

edit:
It might be an Idea to edit your first post and mention what cards you're looking at. Most people (including me) can't be bothered clicking on the 3 links to find out.

rawd
08-15-04, 02:33 PM
Hello, I've decided to get a 6800U but i can't decided which to get out of 3 models.

1. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9622&Category_Code=950

2. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9623&Category_Code=950

3. http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9629&Category_Code=950

I was planning on going with the Asus, but some people have been telling me its not really good, so please help me which one to pick


I've preordered #1 from Biggie.

Personally, I love the design and idea of their single slot cooling. Can't wait for my card to come in

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 02:37 PM
ah, the Asus is clocked at 425/1100, just 25mhz faster on the core and I like it's heatsink, that caught my eye

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 02:40 PM
ya, im probably going with the Asus too, Just want all of your opinions :D

fivefeet8
08-15-04, 02:44 PM
I haven't seen any 6800 ultra with the stock 400mhz core anywhere. Maybe they changed the stock core speed to 425?

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 03:24 PM
I think the MSI has a 400mhz core

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 04:02 PM
but i'm kind of curious, I haven't seen a person with a Asus 6800 series Card, is it because it's overpriced?

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 05:20 PM
anyone?

bluntman
08-15-04, 05:22 PM
What's nice about the Asus and MSI versions is that they only use up one slot, the Leadtek will use up the PCI slot adjacent to your AGP slot. I picked up Logic Computer's last BFG 6800 Ultra OC from their shipment on Friday the 13th...I guess I wasn't "unlucky", but my credit card took a beating!

Nandro
08-15-04, 05:30 PM
I dont think the size is that big of a deal really. How many people here really use the other pci slots. I mean this seriously not as a wise comment. I used to use 1 for sound, but with the nf7-s board the NV soundstorm was as good as my external extigy, and all the other stuff is built in as well.

scott123
08-15-04, 06:21 PM
Avoid the ASUS (single slot solution, runs hotter). Avoid the Leadtek (also runs hotter).

I have read reviews on both (ASUS & Leadtek). The single slot ASUS has a faster, noiser fan, but due to the single slot it runs hotter over the reference. The leadtek review simply said their cooler did not work as effectively as the reference design.

ssj4goku887
08-15-04, 06:50 PM
asus has also been having problems with their x800's and 6800's with alot of cards arriving dead.

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 08:00 PM
ah, so you think the MSI would be a better idea?

saturnotaku
08-15-04, 08:02 PM
@bizzoshaker

Please stop bumping your threads an hour after you post. You've done that twice here, and that's poor forum ettiquite. :nono:

But out of the cards you listed, I would go with the MSI. That one would give you the best overall bang for your buck.

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 08:23 PM
i'm very sorry, just really concerned how I should spend my $500, sorry about that =\

bluntman
08-15-04, 09:09 PM
I dont think the size is that big of a deal really. How many people here really use the other pci slots. I mean this seriously not as a wise comment. I used to use 1 for sound, but with the nf7-s board the NV soundstorm was as good as my external extigy, and all the other stuff is built in as well.

Gee, excuse me. :lame:

subbo
08-15-04, 09:14 PM
After two Asus GF4 Ti cards melted when their clear plastic fan broke from the center hub (clear plastic is harder and more fragile than normal plastics), I've learnt to avoid those fansy-pants clear fans. The MSI reference design is to my liking.

bizzoshaker
08-15-04, 09:18 PM
I liked the Asus HSF design the best

scott123
08-15-04, 11:13 PM
I liked the Asus HSF design the best

Look, I will say it again. The ASUS model is a single slot solution with a extra high speed fan that makes lots of noise. On top of that the GPU runs a lot hotter then the reference design. It's basically a GT cooler with a screamer fan, with an Ultra GPU. Is that want you really want to pay for?

kahloq
08-15-04, 11:24 PM
from my own experience, I can say this.....the hotter the card is running the lower your maximum Overclock generally will be. Since the card your considering is a single slot solution and has been said to run hotter then a 2 slot ultra, you may not get much in the way of overclocks without going to a waterblock. If your not worried about OCing, then a single slot dual fan design might be just what you need )

scott123
08-15-04, 11:52 PM
The ASUS is a single fan design. It looks almost exactly like a GT.

kahloq
08-16-04, 12:12 AM
The ASUS is a single fan design. It looks almost exactly like a GT.

I was thinking of the GAINWARD Ultra(dual fan) when I wrote my above post and kinda combined what i was thinking with the single slot asus ultra design. The Asus do run hotter like you said.

scott123
08-16-04, 09:43 AM
Tom's Hardware (or somebody) did a review of the duel fan model and once again it ran hotter then the reference design. It might have been XBit Labs.