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 02/18/2007 03:43 PM
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killaz1337
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Well I have my new budget sysytem all decided thanks to you guys. I finally made a decision about my video card, but I don't know which heatsink would be better. I was hoping to get some of you opinions here.

1) GIGABYTE Radeon X1950PRO cooled with Zalman VF700-ALCU 2 ball VGA cooler

2) HIS Hightech Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail With IceQ3 Turbo HDCP Heatsink

3) ASUS Radeon X1950PRO 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte and HIS card. But I'd like a few more opinions before I make my decision.

Chris

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 02/18/2007 03:47 PM
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HIS

The silencer coolers keep the rest of the system getting hot.

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 02/18/2007 03:49 PM
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CouGaR
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Another vote for HIS.

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 02/18/2007 04:00 PM
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That's what I was thinking.

Also how well you think this card will perform against and X850 XT? I have one and just want to know how much of a performance gain should I expect (If any)

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 02/18/2007 04:11 PM
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HIS has the best cooler of those three.. and the downside about that gigabyte is that the cooler of for gpu only.. no ram heatsinks..

edit: the HIS is also better in gpu and mem frequency..

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and another vote for HIS

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 02/18/2007 04:20 PM
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Will I need a crossfire motherboard to run this ATI card? Or can I use and N-force 4 motherboard to run it? (I don't wanna run crossfire or sli, so I will only have 1 PCI-E x16 slot. I just wanna know with the ATI card work with Nvidia N-force chipset)

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 02/18/2007 04:56 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Unknown Or can I use and N-force 4 motherboard to run it?

u can.. as a single card of course..

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 02/18/2007 06:08 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: killaz1337 Also how well you think this card will perform against and X850 XT? I have one and just want to know how much of a performance gain should I expect (If any)

The X1900s are a lot better than the X850s in EVERY way...


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