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Graphics Best 9800pro for NOT overclocking / modding

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mord, 14 Jan 2005.

  1. Mord

    Mord What's a Dremel?

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    Recently I had a 9800pro die on me, still pissed at it. So im going to buy myself a new one and not make any alterations to it what so ever, so if it does die i can RMA it.

    Question is, whats the best make of 9800pro to use as stock? I meant the
    HIS ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR IceQ Seems to have the best stock cooling (since i dont want to change stock heatsinks) would that be a good buy? Bareig in mind I dont want to spend more then £150.

    (link) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/9700_to_9800_Series.html


    Thanks once again,

    Mord.
     
  2. Mord

    Mord What's a Dremel?

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    ALso on a side note, no where seems to have any currently in stock, ive tried,

    Ebuyer / TekHeds / OCuk / Komplette

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    malfunction What's a Dremel?

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    For the same kind of money you could get a 6600GT. Not a huge difference in performance but you might as well. FWIW I've just had a 9800 Pro die - and as I'd added an arctic cooler and flashed it to an XT I can't RMA it either... Seemed like the arctic cooler (V4 - 'ATI 1') unscrewed itself and the core burnt out. Though I doubt I'll be able to convince arctic cooling so that's £125 down the drain. Talking of which (£125) if you're set on a 9800 Pro www.lowestonweb.com have them... As for the 6600GT www.dabs.com and www.tekheads.co.uk had the best prices on AGP versions last time I looked.
     
  4. Hobnob

    Hobnob What's a Dremel?

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    People keep asking this question. Only the bundles vary, all 9800 Pro's are clocked the same.
     
  5. Mord

    Mord What's a Dremel?

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    But the HIS Exlaibur comes with a VGA sliencer fitted as stock.

    Also I thought the 6600GT was aful for drivers?
     
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    malfunction What's a Dremel?

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    I have heard that nvidia have had some issues but nothing major - and you can only assume they'll be sorted with time. Of course the other option is to get a cheap placeholder card and wait until mid year before buying a socket 939 / PCI express rig (x800 XLs ought to be around 9800 Pro money around then I reckon)...
     
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    Mord What's a Dremel?

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    Done a bit of research into both cards, may take the plung and buy my first ever Nvidia :D
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    did you know there's a graphics card forum? :worried:
     
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