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Old 10-13-03, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Now is a good time to buy a FX 5800?

I know, they're scarce...

But with the best 5600U's sittin around $200, if a 5800 could be found for $190-$220, it wouldn't be such a bad deal, would it??

I'm sure you could call an FX5800 at that price@ ultra speeds a "good performer"... or a "decent card for the money"...



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Old 10-13-03, 03:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Now is a good time to buy a FX 5800?

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I know, they're scarce...

But with the best 5600U's sittin around $200, if a 5800 could be found for $190-$220, it wouldn't be such a bad deal, would it??

I'm sure you could call an FX5800 @ ultra speeds a "good performer"... or a "decent card for the money"...


I would avoid it, If for no other reason than the 128bit memory pipeline.
I didnt mind the leaf blower as much as some. It only activates when the 3d pipeline's are activated. by then your speakers should be louder than the
Superchar errr leaf blower
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Old 10-13-03, 03:31 PM   #3
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If your wanting an Nvidia card, I would go for the 5900 non-ultra for a good price. or consider going ATI. I am a NV fan and own a FX5900(Waiting on Det 50's ) But ATI seems like a real good choice right now
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5800 reg.'s don't have leaf blowers...

Put an XFX 5600U rev. 2 @ 199+ tax next to a 5800 @ 210... which one is more appealing?

I'm not thinking ATI. I'm thinking nvidia. I have my reasons.
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I know, they're scarce...

But with the best 5600U's sittin around $200, if a 5800 could be found for $190-$220, it wouldn't be such a bad deal, would it??

I'm sure you could call an FX5800 @ ultra speeds a "good performer"... or a "decent card for the money"...

Can they be found that cheap though? Looking at pricewatch the answer is no. In fact, a 128MB gfFX5900 is cheaper than the gfFX5800.
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5800 reg.'s don't have leaf blowers...

Put an XFX 5600U rev. 2 @ 199+ tax next to a 5800 @ 210... which one is more appealing?

I'm not thinking ATI. I'm thinking nvidia. I have my reasons.
Ahh I was thinking Ultra srry, Yeah the 5800 for 210, I see your point.
ATI is good stuff but I understand. I to have stuck with NVIDIA
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Ahh I was thinking Ultra srry, Yeah the 5800 for 210, I see your point.
Where can they be found for $210? Unless pricewatch doesn't list the lowest prices anymore
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newegg had a few, but they went quick... it was 2 different brands, one an abit, the other an MSI I think... I could be wrong though...

There was like 10 5800's for sale on ebay a couple weeks ago for around this price, and they went quick too...

There's bound to be a couple more to surface...

And I know that 5900's are coming down in price as well, but I'd really like a little bit of time with an nv30... just a little...
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I know, they're scarce...

But with the best 5600U's sittin around $200, if a 5800 could be found for $190-$220, it wouldn't be such a bad deal, would it??

I'm sure you could call an FX5800 @ ultra speeds a "good performer"... or a "decent card for the money"...

PNY 5600Ultra rev. 2, CompUSA $169. I picked one up it's a very good card, it's quiet, runs cooler than a 5800, overclocks extremely well and comes with a full version of Splinter Cell. The NV31's memory controller is more effecient than the NV30 as well.
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I have an XFX 5600U @ 450/850 right now... and other cards... but like I said, I wanna play with 5800 for a while... so I suppose I'm one of the very few who want anything to do with this card, though I'm sure if there were more around, the 5800 would be goin like hotcakes @ decent prices right about now...
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I have an XFX 5600U @ 450/850 right now... and other cards... but like I said, I wanna play with 5800 for a while... so I suppose I'm one of the very few who want anything to do with this card, though I'm sure if there were more around, the 5800 would be goin like hotcakes @ decent prices right about now...
That's cool, if you're just looking to play around. I have an ATI card as my second card myself. Either way, I think the 5600Ultra for the money is very good. I have mine at 456/878. I did try 570/878 but after about an hour the GPU froze up. My memory can hit 900mhz but I like to keep it under the max just so I don't F the card up. Much better than my old GF4 when it comes to AA and AF.

You like your 5600Ultra?
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Where can they be found for $210? Unless pricewatch doesn't list the lowest prices anymore
Dubai, theyre sub 200 bucks
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