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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 13 Jun 2006.

  1. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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    wow, thats a lot of bang for your buck :D
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Does anyone else notice the fact that it takes mountains of cocaine to justify calling an x1300 a 'Gaming' card?
     
  4. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    Its a gaming rig, if your "game" is Half Life 1 and Soldier of Fortune, but for a budget, its a good rig, and a pretty sleek modding job as well as having a water cooler, which im suprised at... but by removing that you can replace it by fans and improve the RAM or GPU up a notch or two...
     
  5. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    You do realize that the $400 "Budget" model isn't watercooled, right?
     
  6. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    Oh right thanks, didnt realise that Tutatin, too excited by the price tag
     
  7. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Aye, so was i at first. The other problem here is that that 4GHz/WC 805 was a lucky chip... i mean i'd probably get a 7800GT and a 930 or somesuch with the money, and clock that combo.
     
  8. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon What's a Dremel?

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    Both levels have watercooling the us version uses thermaltake bigwater were as the UK version uses Innovatek Set Basic. I also noticed that some of the prices are high and for the motherboard of the high end config can be swap out for a better altertive for less as the are using a $230 board you can get a nice one for 120-150.
     
  9. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Ah whoops, so it is.
     
  10. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    I'll be back in about an hour or two; then, I'll get more rig for less money :naughty:

    Afterall, at $1000 about three months ago, I priced a rig at sub $1000 that had a 7900 :D
     
  11. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    PMSL!!! :D

    Indeed, what planet were they on? :D
     
  12. koola

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    Can't say I'm impressed with their cooling solutions. Calling the Koolance Exos AL an extreme cooling system is :lol:
     
  13. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    most important thing in a gaming rig is the graphics card... THG are just riding the "were leet overclockers thing" for all its worth. I mean a 2400+ with a 6800gt would kick that things ass into next week. Also, water cooling in a £400 rig? wtf?
     
  14. Chrizzle

    Chrizzle What's a Dremel?

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    Isn't the EXOS-AL discontinued. I know it's basically impossible to get in the states... Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
     
  15. Asphix

    Asphix What's a Dremel?

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    eh, drop the watercooling and get a zalman CPU cooler and a 7900 GT. You may only be able to clock up to 3.6-3.8ghz but for the price you wont find anything that matches it.

    Its what I'm doing. Just waiting for asus p5b Deluxe to hit retail outlets (p965 chipset) and i'll throw my 805D in that baby along with my 2gb DDR800 4/4/4/12, 2x320gb 7200 RPM HD's and my 7900 GT (500/750) and ride that baby for 6 months until the holiday rush and K8L (whichever looks more promising) forces some price drops and I'll buy a shiny conroe to replace my hardworking 805D :-D

    Still, that 805 opens up lots of possibilities in price/performance configs.. especially considering in a month speculation has it that the chip will drop sub $100.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    OMG OMG A x1300 IS SO 1337 AND OVERCLOCKING YOUR CPU TO HELL IS ALSO SO 1337 AND LOOK ITS WATER COOLED!!!!!. BAH!!!! the ideia is great but they suck at geting to a gaming rig level. you can run a good colection of games on this but not as anyone of us would like.

    i am saving to get a proper gaming rig. with a great graphics card and a great cpu, maybe a conroe with a DX10 ati or nvidia card, what is best at the time.
     
  17. MR BUNGLE

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    Hmmm....
    Like it where they dismiss DDR1 boards because of the increased current pull, while speccing even the 'top flight' config with a no-name 520w PSU, that comes with a £30 case!!!!!

    Idiots.
     
  18. chryptic

    chryptic What's a Dremel?

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    Damn! I already bought my 805 last week. Well can't complain since it was still less than anything else and makes 3D Studio fly.
     
  19. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    An X1300 in a "gaming" rig? What on earth were they smoking? :hehe:

    That'd be a monster video encoding rig, but gaming? Nuh-uh... :eyebrow:

    Besides, as others have already said: air cool the chip, clock it lower and spend the money saved from not watercooling on improving the GPU...
     
  20. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    with an x1300 at the heart, gaming rig it is not ...
     
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