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Old 12-23-03, 02:46 PM   #25
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If only we all had the money to blow on crap.
You ought to work harder my good man

It's a UK price and yes we do get ripped off.

Actually I am surprised the comments are less vocal then they were, I was trying for shock and awe value

I tend to buy a lot of video cards as I like benching them, money is no object, so I buy em, rip the heatsink off and then it's now volt mod time and Pelt and chilled water cooling. Hence my 5700U is in bits and cannot play games on . I'm still using my trusty MSI/Creative 4800SE for games but I now want to volt mod that. So I needed a replacement card for this to play games on. 4x2 at 400+ is better than 4x2 at 340. Memory is still 128 bit but goes from 685 to 800+. Nice percentage gains.

Now if I got my card of choice, a Gainward Golden Sample 5900 non ultra I know that within 2 weeks it'd be in pieces also, so when I saw the 5800 advertised ( the 5800 does not have the dustbuster ..read your history books ) I thought this is the card for me for games until nv40 / r420.

No temptation to rip it apart and I bet, as ragejg says, it works well now with 53.03 drivers for SOF2, C&C etc.

It'll never be worth any money but it will do me until Doom 3 / HL2 and then I'll keep it to one side in case the next card goes pop.

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Heh, it may be a collectors item if you keep it in its orginal shrink wraped package, hell people are collecting AOL cds now heh!
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Old 12-23-03, 03:01 PM   #27
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Heh, it may be a collectors item if you keep it in its orginal shrink wraped package, hell people are collecting AOL cds now heh!
I'll cut a hole out for the AGP slot and the monitor connector at the back and use it with all the wrapping on.

Maybe that's where nvidia went wrong when originally launched ?

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Darn... guess I will just stick to crackin funnies to kids then instead of supposed adults.

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For someone who seems damn quick to threaten to go crying to forum moderators your behavior in this thread is a wee-bit hypocritical, don't you think?
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Old 12-23-03, 03:16 PM   #29
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For someone who seems damn quick to threaten to go crying to forum moderators your behavior in this thread is a wee-bit hypocritical, don't you think?
Just spreading the love for the same treatment there Mr. John (I have nothing to add to any topic but consider my time with Malfunction educational.)Reynolds .

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No provocation, please... that ordeal's over.

Let's keep this thread about the 5800 please.

No offense, John, but I don't wanna close this thread.
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You ought to work harder my good man

It's a UK price and yes we do get ripped off.

Actually I am surprised the comments are less vocal then they were, I was trying for shock and awe value

I tend to buy a lot of video cards as I like benching them, money is no object, so I buy em, rip the heatsink off and then it's now volt mod time and Pelt and chilled water cooling. Hence my 5700U is in bits and cannot play games on . I'm still using my trusty MSI/Creative 4800SE for games but I now want to volt mod that. So I needed a replacement card for this to play games on. 4x2 at 400+ is better than 4x2 at 340. Memory is still 128 bit but goes from 685 to 800+. Nice percentage gains.

Now if I got my card of choice, a Gainward Golden Sample 5900 non ultra I know that within 2 weeks it'd be in pieces also, so when I saw the 5800 advertised ( the 5800 does not have the dustbuster ..read your history books ) I thought this is the card for me for games until nv40 / r420.

No temptation to rip it apart and I bet, as ragejg says, it works well now with 53.03 drivers for SOF2, C&C etc.

It'll never be worth any money but it will do me until Doom 3 / HL2 and then I'll keep it to one side in case the next card goes pop.

Regards

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If you are the same zakelwe from xtremesystems, then I greatly appreciate your conclusions and efforts on testing limits. Without people like you, we would still be in the dark about what is obtainable and what's not.

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malf have you recieved any PM's lately?
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malf have you recieved any PM's lately?
No, but you've got mail.

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I'll cut a hole out for the AGP slot and the monitor connector at the back and use it with all the wrapping on.

Maybe that's where nvidia went wrong when originally launched ?

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Hehe, when i buy things that i want to collect i buy 2 and dont open one. I still have a virtual boy new in box, oh yeah!
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Old 12-24-03, 09:06 AM   #35
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If you are the same zakelwe from xtremesystems, then I greatly appreciate your conclusions and efforts on testing limits. Without people like you, we would still be in the dark about what is obtainable and what's not.

Peace brudda and rawk on!

Hey thanks for the kind words, it is me, though compared to some over there I'm pretty moderate. I do have a wide selection of nvidia cards though and sort have a feel for most of them. I'm still working my way up to the expensive ones.

Good news on the 5800 front, it arrived today Christmas Eve, so I have wrapped it up and my wife has promised to pay for it for my Chritmas present. I told her it was £250 although it is £230 ( I hope she is not reading this ) LOL. What a bargain ! I hope she likes her socks.

Although a lot of people have mentioned the 5800 taking two slots and the heat the first thing I noticed was how heavy it was. Since dunking the dustbuster for internal cooling it is massive and heavy.

My card is a Mercury ! The Roman God of Speed ( or was it the Greek God of False Marketing ? ) . Never heard of them actually, mine is built in China.

I'll do some FRAPS testing on Christmas day and see if it it will do SOF2 / C&C quicker than the 4800SE at 320/650. I'm sort of hoping to go from 1024x768 up to 1280x1024 with a bit of AF and maybe even AA!

At the end of the day, if you are getting slightly better resolutions and slightly better IQ and slightly better frame rates then you can't complain.

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Old 12-24-03, 04:19 PM   #36
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What is next?? Are you going to pay premium for Daikatana

Sorry but unless you plan to buy both an 5800 and a 5950/9800 XT in a separate computer I don“t see any sense in this.

I mean you buy a video card even nVidia themself acknowledge wasn“t a good video card! What is the purpose in that? Get a Geforce 3. That was quite a groundbreaking video card. Get an 8500 the video card that releaved ATI from the mud and boosted it to the skies?

But what reason in earth to get a 5800?? It wasn“t even the first dx 9 card out?

I think you need a shrink. I actually considered getting Daikatana since everyone was telling me what a joke that game is but after not finding it in the stores I came to my senses.

Either that or you are a misunderstood Einstein
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