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Old 12-29-03, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Just ordered a 5800U for $200...

dang...

IMO, A Good Deal.

This will be a secondary card, and will probably have the cooling system reworked somehow.... If I can't do anything with the dusbuster setup, then I'm going to rework my entire fan setup to bring the overall noise level down, and maybe do a rubber o-ring treatment (it works for drums, it should work for PC's!)

I KNOW about the 128 bit memory interface, I KNOW about the dustbuster, I KNOW about the heat... I'll compensate...

..But $200 for this? A real 5800 ULTRA?? One that's been tested to 565/1.2ghz with a backside fan installed? YEAH!!

... I couldn't pass it up, folks...

There was a thread where someone overpaid for a non-ultra... well, I'm gonna Under-pay for an ULTRA...
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Old 12-29-03, 10:12 AM   #2
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I wouldn't pick one up for that price, but it is a good deal on a card that will be a part of viddy card history. ($100 is my go number for a 5800U.)
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Old 12-29-03, 10:35 AM   #3
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I wouldn't pick one up for that price, but it is a good deal on a card that will be a part of viddy card history. ($100 is my go number for a 5800U.)
I would definitely pick up a 5800U for $100. BFG Tech has many left in its inventory and they've been mulling the idea of a massive eBay auction to get rid of 'em.

But ragey, post some pics of the card once you've modded it. I'm very curious to see what you'll do with it.
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Old 12-29-03, 10:42 AM   #4
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o-rings... define o-ring. as in, a rubber o-shaped spacer on the screw mount? some Antec cases (like the Sonata I'm using right now) have those, and they do, in fact, work on PCs.
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heh, I just realized that "o-ring" is a redundant term (my creaky brain tried to churn out a definition, and the punchcard it spit out said "hmmm... O=ring shaped... Ring=O shaped... REDUNDANCY///PLEASE RE-PROCESS"

I believe this to be a great deal, as an OC'ed 5800U for sure can keep up with a 425/750 5900 regular in most tasks, and surpass it in others... and this might go into my home theatre PC anyway, so it would have quite a while before it would get slow @ 640x480 or 800x600 in anything... it would be better in there than a 325/500 5600 or a 240/550 128mb GF3 ti200!!

...and it probably spanks a 5700U in most tasks...
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yes, it undoubtedly spanks a 5700U, since the 5700U is 2x2 and the 5800U is 4x2 (or whatever they actually are)
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I can't wait!!!
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Old 12-30-03, 12:48 AM   #8
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i remember my 5800 ultra until it died... i kinda wish i still had it... i have a friend that i can hope to buy one off of, not to use, but to be a part of history plus im hoping it can go for some money later in life
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Watch out, I think zakelwe's going to come over here and beat you up.
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Old 12-31-03, 09:07 PM   #10
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Yeah I'm going to come over to the USA and beat your fat yankee hide ( as George III should have done )

Accusing somone living in England of overpaying for something we overpay for everything .....

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Old 12-31-03, 10:13 PM   #11
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Don't worry, Andy, my deal's hangin by a thread ... But even if it does I'll still pay up to $220 USD for one... I feel that this card is well worth it, especially when overclocked... Newer tests with newer Forceware drivers have helped the NV30 core out quite a bit...
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Old 12-31-03, 11:14 PM   #12
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I Loved my 5800U.
I really miss the bloody FlowFX.

It run every game I had smooth as silk.
Yes the newer FX drivers really boosted
the NV30 by a ton.

I would pay 200 for one.
It will eat the 9600XT for lunch.
Mine would OC to 535 core/1130 memory.
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