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Thread: Heat, power, noise comparison between X1900 & 7900?

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    • toolsong's system
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r
    As a point of interest Barkotron, what PSU do you have in your P180??? (Lcable lenght can be an issue with the P180 I understand, and I have a final choice down to Seasonic or FSP).....
    Mate take a look at this thread for discussion on this and a pic

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    • Barkotron's system
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r
    As a point of interest Barkotron, what PSU do you have in your P180??? (Lcable lenght can be an issue with the P180 I understand, and I have a final choice down to Seasonic or FSP).....
    A slightly long-in-the-tooth Zalman 400B-APS. Works perfectly nicely, is fairly quiet, and has a fan on the back - I reckon this may be a better idea in the P180 as the hard drives depend on the PSU fan for cooling if you yank out the fan from the lower chamber like I did...

    As for cable length, my mobo has the power connectors annoyingly right up the other end of the board, so I wasn't getting anywhere even close with the original. Luckily Maplin had 20-pin and 4-pin extension cables cheaper and more in stock (i.e. they actually had some ) than anywhere else, and had them to me by the next day. I believe they also have other extension cables.

    Scan also stock a Silverstone extension cable set that could help if your mobo isn't as old-school as mine and has funny-numbered-pin connectors.

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    Thank you both, toolsong and Barkotron ~ I will settle on Seasonic and P180 then.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Right well i got my X1800XT today and its a monster of a card in so many ways.

    Size - if it were level with my HDD it wouldnt fit in my case.
    Heat - No need for central heating now
    Performance - Takes the X800XT out the back and doesnt just give it a bloody good hiding it murders its whole family.

    and then the important one...... noise. Well at startup its just completely unacceptable, totally unacceptable. When i first booted it up in my new mobo on its box i thought "right so its going back then". But actually playing games and idling its not too bad. At idle i can definately hear it over anything else in my case but its not that intrusive and in games its barely louder than that.

    Overall im very very impressed, not been this impressed since i got my old 9800 and seen AA and AF for the first time

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    Yea, I was shocked by the size. The VF-900 is out, but at £30, I don't know if I can justify it..

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