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Old 09-14-06, 12:42 AM   #61
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Evga For Me Or Xfx?
I would urge you to go EVGA. Unless the passive cooler is important.

Personally though. A Silent PC is something I have worked hard to create and I hate it when loud mouth GPU coolers ruin it all. So I would get the XFX.
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Old 09-14-06, 12:43 AM   #62
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I would urge you to go EVGA. Unless the passive cooler is important.

Personally though. A Silent PC is something I have worked hard to create and I hate it when loud mouth GPU coolers ruin it all. So I would get the XFX.
For the love of being confusing.
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Buy a XFX and a EVGA, problem solved.

How loud is the CPU cooler you have?
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I can't here it. The only thing that makes noise is the PSU fan. EVGA may be a smart investment since I would be able to step up till December 11th.

But if I got the XFX it would look sweet in SLI.
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Old 09-14-06, 12:48 AM   #65
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The real selling point to me though is the Step-Up feature. Hmmmmm...
Yup, my thoughts exactly.
Let's hope nvidia comes through with G80 by november.
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Ofcourse thats IF EVGA let you step up to the G80... jAk or saber might keep them all for themselves.
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Sig updated...

All games are running nicely with the exception of HL2 games (CS:S, EP1, etc)
Experiencing some weird slowdowns and bad stuttering.
Also, game autodetects hardware level DX to be 9 but sets software DX level to 0.0? Have to force DX9 through a command line to get it to work, but it stutters badly. DXDIAG shows no problems and 9.0 is installed.
Any thoughts?

All other games are fine though.
Not used to being able to run FEAR perfectly smooth 1280x1024 4xAA 8xAF
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I can't here it. The only thing that makes noise is the PSU fan. EVGA may be a smart investment since I would be able to step up till December 11th.

But if I got the XFX it would look sweet in SLI.
Another question is are these really worth it over 1 7950GX2?
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Another question is are these really worth it over 1 7950GX2?
They are if you cant afford to buy one big, badass, expensive video card now; but want good performance and upgradability later.
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Another question is are these really worth it over 1 7950GX2?
That is the question I keep having to ask myself. I do know however I will get more money for selling the 7950 GX2 now instead of when G80 launches. Plus if I can really Step-Up well this would be perfect.
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Sig updated...

All games are running nicely with the exception of HL2 games (CS:S, EP1, etc)
Experiencing some weird slowdowns and bad stuttering.
Also, game autodetects hardware level DX to be 9 but sets software DX level to 0.0? Have to force DX9 through a command line to get it to work, but it stutters badly. DXDIAG shows no problems and 9.0 is installed.
Any thoughts?

All other games are fine though.
Not used to being able to run FEAR perfectly smooth 1280x1024 4xAA 8xAF
Did you get the latest drivers? I'm guessing you did. Maybe reinstall DX9?

The jump in FPS from my 7800GT to 7900GT was huge in FEAR so I know what you mean. Only thing I turn down is Soft Shadows.

Going SLI was even better, especially in Oblivion. The FPS in town and outside are now the same.Nice and smooth. Thats with everything maxed with texture mods at 1280x1024 with no ini tweaks.
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