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Old 05-30-04, 11:33 PM   #29
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Default Re: Fx5800U?!?! Plz help

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Originally Posted by quik_2_win
Well, I guess he went for the 5900...
I'm still enjoying my 5800U over a year after I installed it. I might even skip the entire 6xxx-series if the replacement is out mid-2005. Here is another link indicating the strong performance of the 'antique' 5800...
http://www.ixbt-labs.com/articles2/over2003/index.html
I certainly wouldn't part with mine for a 5900 of any flavor...
BFG still has 'refurbs' selling for over $200 - http://www.chumbo.com/info.asp?s=MGX-10128958
Yes I did go with the Fx5900XT since almost everyone recommended it.(hope all em were right) like I said I need this card for about 2-3 motths, Then I'm gonna get a new rig with the NV40's. I just gonna overclock it and enjoy until then... Also I heard that the fan noise of the 5800 is really loud even when its idle. Only thing I dont get is how does the 5800U have a huge lead over most 5900 cards in benchmarks??
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