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BFGTech 8800 GTX Watercooled Edition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Jan 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. ComputerKing

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    YEAH , Finaly :D I LOVE THIS CARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Rocks , Keep Going bit-tech , Bye , CK
     
  3. rupbert

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    The cooling performance is incredible, I can't believe how hot the air cooled GTX can perform at under full load 90c!

    Oh and did I say NEED!
     
  4. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN New Member

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    considering the small premium over just the card and block on there own id say its worth getting this one already done and your ready to roll. in fact i cant see why anyone would buy them seperate unless they can get really great deals on the bits.. any word on a GTS watercooled as im sure there would be people who want that
     
  5. Tim S

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    It's possible, but nothing has been confirmed yet :)
     
  6. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    If you want a GTS to be watercooled, then you would need a GTS block, some are around, www.ekwaterblocks.com have them as i found out but its shipping from EK direct, as for the GTX, WOW :D thats some impressive card, Tim, please tell me how you got a Qx6700, i want one, tis not fair

    Sam
     
  7. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    £70 quid a card is quite a saving over that one especially when you'd probably buy two, all GTXs are the same (cheapest I have found is £372 and typically < £80 for a waterblock once the fuss has died down) why pay a premium, you get a 12 month warranty with everything, in 12-18 months I'd probably be buying a 9900 or something :D
     
  8. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Cool review, I love this card..

    How do you get BF2142 to run @ 1920 x 1200?
     
  9. Tim S

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    You do it the same way as you do it in Battlefield 2, via command line shortcut - it doesn't change the field of view though. DICE disabled field of view adjustments because they feel that it gives an advantage to those with a widescreen monitor.

    Create a new shortcut and right click it, click on properties and then where it says target use the following commands:

    "<BF2142 install directory>\" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1920 +szy 1200

    HTH :)
     
  10. DLoney

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    Awesome Review.

    Doesnt anyone think these will be going down in price when Vista comes out (with DX10)?

    Maybe save a hundred or so by waiting an month?
     
  11. Tim S

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    You might save some money if you wait, as always, but it's already dropped by ~£60 since launch. I guess the pre-overclocked cards might push its price down a little more, but I'm not sure how far because I'm told that demand is still incredibly high for it (not surprisingly, IMO) - demand increased with the £60 price drop. :)
     
  12. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    five
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    pounds?

    yeah i think i'm a litle old for this gaming malarkey. midrange mainstream for me, thanks.
     
  13. Cheap Mod Wannabe

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    I'm nVidia fanboy and 8000 series amazes me, but I can't wait for Bit-Tech to test Ati R600 uhhh I heard that thing owns 8800.

    Maybe the ressurection of nvidia vs Ati(AMD :/ ) battle will pull down prices, because considering that for few hundred bucks 7900GT will do so much in performance/value perspective, that these top of the end cards are a bit too much. But well it has always been this way (always as in after the video card companies started fixing prices)
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    /me waits for R600........
     
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    From digg: "I'm glad that someone has finally got round to reviewing this card"

    Yeah... you. :p
     
  16. ỒĊBłůē

    ỒĊBłůē Also available in black

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    Damn, that's some impressive hardware.

    I dunno if I'd choose that block though when there are the uber EK & SilenX blocks, the clean lines of the Aqua Computer block, or the as yet to be released 4mm thick Alphacool all-in-one to consider.

    There is (or maybe was) one for sale right here.
     
  17. Aankhen

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    Nice card! Lookswise, though, I still prefer my XFX 7950 GT. :p

    But what is this card really good for? Are better overclocks all you get for the price premium?
     
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    Buy the block and card separtedly save you only about $50 with GTXs runing in the range of $590-$650 and the the block is running direct from dangerden $130
    I Currently using it with a evga card and it works great just need to some final adjustments to a case fan and then in game tweaks after a little bit of Overclocking. Now i just need the to upgrade from my 24 to the 30
     
  19. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    btw, u guys know that evga released Superclocked versions of the 8800 series? check at evga.com ;)

    amazing..... looks like the overclocked versions are out ;)

    i wonder how this WC will compete with eVGA acs3 coolings... review? :)
     
  20. Tim S

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    The email dropped in my inbox first thing this morning ;)
     
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