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zakelwe 12-22-03 06:06 AM

Just ordered a 5800 for $350
 
This will be my first venture into a 4x2 pipeline world of nvidia so I thought I'd buy the first 0.13 micron DDR2 part ever produced.

True, you can get quicker for less ( and I can afford the whole range so no point carping on about the 5900 non ultra ) but this is history in the making, the next ( slightly wobbly as it turned out ) step .

It's even green and has the nvidia recommened heatsink.

Lets say the Rolls Royce Phantom of the graphics world. Another glass of champers vicar, while we roll along ?

I have a warm sort of historical glow enveloping me, and it is even the rosier for the thought that Hellbinder has to accept that nvidia is still making money out of these cards 12 months later ..chuckle ..



:afro:
:angel:

Regards

Andy

druga runda 12-22-03 06:56 AM

you history freak :cool:

ragejg 12-22-03 07:15 AM

...
 
$350?

Where do you live?

Gator 12-22-03 07:42 AM

so let me get this straight, you could have bought the far more powerful and far quieter FX5900SE for $189... but you decided to be nostalgic and bought the loud, overpriced, overheating, underpowered FX5800U instead for $350us ?!

Ummm... wanna buy some belly button lint? Only $49.99 Freshly picked! :D

digitalwanderer 12-22-03 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Gator
so let me get this straight, you could have bought the far more powerful and far quieter FX5900SE for $189... but you decided to be nostalgic and bought the loud, overpriced, overheating, underpowered FX5800U instead for $350us ?!
I was gonna say, it ain't quite like the V5 6000 for collectability or nothing....it's still pretty much the butt of jokes.

saturnotaku 12-22-03 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by digitalwanderer
I was gonna say, it ain't quite like the V5 6000 for collectability or nothing....it's still pretty much the butt of jokes.
Exactly. A video card is a toy, even though only about 100,000 5800Us were produced (at least that's the figure I keep hearing) it's definitely not going to appreciate in value. This card will be fun to play with for about a week, but I guarantee you'll get tired of the dustbuster real fast. I know I did.

CWB 12-22-03 12:54 PM

Wow. Youre a braver man than I.

I agrree that if you have the money, forget the SE. But why not a 5900 Ultra? Or, if you like the dustbuster cooler, even a 5950?

Tesco 12-22-03 01:02 PM

I owned a 5800 Ultra, one of the first in the UK to get one. Had it on order for about a month and a half and it lasted about two weeks where I sent it back due to the racket it made. Horrible loud, unstable, crashing, hot card. Im very pleased with my 5900 Ultra. Oh then the buggers brought out the 5950 Ultra not long after that grrrrrr *turning red just thinking about it*.

MUYA 12-22-03 01:04 PM

Dude Cancel that order quick!!! :D And for that money u will be able to get maybe a 5900 regular? maybe even a 5900Ultra!!

aapo 12-22-03 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by saturnotaku
Exactly. A video card is a toy, even though only about 100,000 5800Us were produced (at least that's the figure I keep hearing) it's definitely not going to appreciate in value. This card will be fun to play with for about a week, but I guarantee you'll get tired of the dustbuster real fast. I know I did.
Actually, I thought Zakelwe was going to buy the 5800U just to annoy Hellbinder. Pretty good deal for $350. :angel:

ragejg 12-22-03 01:29 PM

sorry folks... but IMO with FW 52.16 or 53.03, and an aftermarket cooling solution, the 5800 U or NU is a great card...

... no, a 5700U cannot touch it... check the ORB, or Aquamark results...

PIMPIN for a 128bit card...

...IMO... remember that when you're whipping me for givin props to this much maligned piece o pcb... :p ;)

Malfunction 12-22-03 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by digitalwanderer
I was gonna say, it ain't quite like the V5 6000 for collectability or nothing....it's still pretty much the butt of jokes.
And Digi knows a lot about being the butt of jokes... :p

He might be jealous of the NV30 taking his traditional position in joke(s)? It's ok Dig, I still think your a butt. ;)

Peace,

:afro:


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