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Raiasokura
10-06-05, 10:47 AM
And sold my 6800Ultra.. whats the difference between standard? did i make the right choice i was going to go for the GT but thought id get the best so i would have an excuse not to upgrade for a while, im pretty clueless when it comes to hardware theres so much of it these days. did i make the right choice should i of waited for the X1800XT? im also searching for a new PCI-E socket 754 motherboard to tidy me over for a few months until i can get some extra cash to go 939.. any recommendations on agood 754 PCI-E motherboard im currently using aan athlon 64 3000+ and have managed to overclock it to 2.46ghz, i want a simialir board which is PCI-E what can overclock the same as the board i have now.

DoomUK
10-06-05, 11:01 AM
You made a fine choice :) Although the top of the line 512MB X1800 XT wasn't included in Guru3D's review of ATI's X1800 line-up - http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/262/ - due to an RMA, it's safe to assume the X1800 XT is roughly on par with the GTX.

Your 'Extreme Edition' GTX has simply been overclocked at the factory.

Raiasokura
10-06-05, 12:01 PM
ok mate thanks for repying, any recommendations on what motherboard would be best suited for me (socket 754 PCI-E) im on a pretty tight budget. ive got around £60 to spend on a motherboard.

Peoples-Agent
10-06-05, 12:07 PM
I can recommend one which is slightly more than that but I have one and its been a great performer so far without a single issue.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=249105

But obviously it would depend on whether your current CPU was ok for Socket 939.

Roch
10-06-05, 12:18 PM
Your options are limited with a 754 and PCI-E, perhaps the Epox EP-8NPAJ nForce4? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/EPOX_Socket_754.html, nice card btw, lush cooler :)

Raiasokura
10-06-05, 12:41 PM
I was thinking of getting the Abit NV8 S754 NF4 PCI-E SATA, I have heard some Epox boards are very efficient when overclocking which do you recommend? cheers

toxikneedle
10-06-05, 05:46 PM
Hey when you get it, can you post what type of temps you get with that huge cooler? Is it actually cooling the card well?

Raiasokura
10-08-05, 05:45 PM
the card came today, i will post benchmarks and cooling temps on monday when my motherboard arrives. I ordered an ABIT NV8 NF4

rohit
10-08-05, 06:12 PM
Post pics too, if posible.
That cooler should be efficient.

Raiasokura
10-11-05, 02:15 PM
well i built the new system today, i can push the memory to 1400, and the core to 530. i guess the extreme cores are a little better for overclocking and thats with stock cooling, if i had water cooling i could hit 1470+ easily. it idles around 40 odd. top card by the way please with it

DiscipleDOC
10-11-05, 02:20 PM
How loud is it? I have water cooling, and a fan THAT big would seem to defeat the purpose....

Raiasokura
10-11-05, 02:48 PM
my leadtek 6800ultra was louder, its quiet. anyway the temps seem to be around 50/65c on load with the high clocks 1350/500, ive also noticed that the IQ in games have improved everything seems more crisper and detailed, might be that im using a newer driver.