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Old 01-02-2010, 09:35 PM   #11
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I am getting a Solid State Disk (SSD). I am going to get the Intel X25-M 80GB. I am going to have all my software on that one and keep all music and everything else on two 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black HDDs with RAID 0.
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this graphics card would be much better, i would drop one of the raptors and get an ATI 5850 or 5870.
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this graphics card would be much better, i would drop one of the raptors and get an ATI 5850 or 5870.
I am going to drop both raptors and just go with two 500GB HDD from Western Digital. I am going to get NVIDIA no matter what. I have always had problems with ATI and it was always a hardware problem with them, not a driver issue. Do you know of any better graphics cards by NVIDA instead of the one from ATI?
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i have a 5770 and its working great for me, right now ATI is the only manufactorer with graphics cards that support directx 11. it also gives you more for your money. a 5870 is more powerful than a GTX 295. if you really dont want an ATI card then i'd get a GTX 275 or 285. the 295 is overpriced. what is the CAS latency on your RAM?
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i have a 5770 and its working great for me, right now ATI is the only manufactorer with graphics cards that support directx 11. it also gives you more for your money. a 5870 is more powerful than a GTX 295. if you really dont want an ATI card then i'd get a GTX 275 or 285. the 295 is overpriced. what is the CAS latency on your RAM?
For the RAM the CAS latency is 10 and timing is 10-10-10-30.
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I have always had problems with ATI and it was always a hardware problem with them, not a driver issue.
The ATi HD 58xx's are the dogs bollocks, you won't be disappointed.
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Even though I have heard good things about ATI, I am still hesitant to buy one of their products. If anyone has any suggestions on NVIDIA I would appreciate that very much. Thanks.

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Even though I have heard good things about ATI, I am still hesitant to buy one of their products. If anyone has any suggestions on NVIDIA I would appreciate that very much. Thanks.

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if your a die hard Nvidia fanboy, wait a few months for the new Nvidia Cards.


or get ATi 5970
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if your a die hard Nvidia fanboy, wait a few months for the new Nvidia Cards.
or get ATi 5970
I am thinking about building this computer in late February or early March. I might wait or I might just go with the ATI card. Do you know any really good cards by ATI for around $250-300?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...n=5850&x=0&y=0

tiny bit over 300 but thats about as good as you can get with that price range and what is available now.
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