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Old 02-12-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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OK, I have two choices:

Either I buy the 7800GS video card

OR

I buy the Powercolor 9600XT and a water cooling system


The thing is: my PC and CPU gets hot quite easily (60-65C idle)

I want to buy the water cooling system to make it fit, but I only have a $300 (350 limit) without taxes.


But, I also want a more decent card compared to the Geforce 5200 that can play FEAR at 640x480 on medium resolution (more is better)

So? What you guys suggest?
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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get a 7800GS, it is more important for gaming. Water cooling is for bragging rights and high OCs. Even if you do OC the 9600XT, it will never compare to the 7800GS.
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, but let me remind you that I want to have a better cooled PC, so uness you can point me a good heatsink with fan for a S478 board, the CPU will be still high

Your opinion though
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If you have good airflow through your case, the temps should not be bad at all.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thats pretty hot.... what cpu do you have?
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:02 PM   #7
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Methinks I should drill two holes (one on top, one on the side panel...my tower can hold 4 fans, but with these two, I can get 6...I only have 1 more. I\m also looking for using a Heatpipe CPU heatsink with fan...

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Thats pretty hot.... what cpu do you have?
Intel P4 Prescott S478 3GHZ w/HT

Ahem. The only card I found is $418!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...9505&CatId=933

Seriously, that is a lot I need to hold on
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for a cpu heatsink with heatpipes, go for a Scythe ninja or a SI-120 and get a panasonic panaflo or delta triblade.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:28 AM   #9
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newegg.com has the 7800GS for cheaper so does Compusa.com
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Ahahahhaha... you would actually want to BUY a 9600??? I'm sure you can find one in a dumpster near an internet cafe.
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