Re: Radeon x850
I have had gigabyte cards, msi, asus, and a few other cards and taken most of them apart and added 3rd party coolers and o clocked a few. Asus usually stands up the best and lasts the longest. Admitting they don't make stuff like the used to (asus used to be the best) but still top of the line.
AMD 4000+ w/ san diego core, Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 mobo, 1GB of Corsair XMS ddr400, 1GB Rosewill w/ black heat spreaders ddr400, (2GB of RAM total), ATI X850XT Platinum Edition (AGP), 160gb Seagate sata HD, 120gb Western Digital IDE backup drive, Antec smartpower 2.0 450w PSU, Logitech MX 518 expert gaming mouse. Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset