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    7950gt pricing

    I will soon be getting a 7950gt 512mb for my gaming rig. The best price I've found is a Leadtech from Scan for £200.93. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=466119
    Is it cheaper anywhere else? Thanks.

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    Why?

    A X1900XT can be had for that price and is better.

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    The cheapest x1900xt Scan have is for £259.66. Where did you see one at the ~£200 mark?

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    Komplett have some nice prices. Ebuyer were selling a 512mb X1900 a week ago for less than 200.

    A 256mb X1900XT is cheaper than a 7950GT and still a better card.
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=324857

    £217 http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...99&GroupID=330

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21 View Post
    Komplett have some nice prices. Ebuyer were selling a 512mb X1900 a week ago for less than 200.

    A 256mb X1900XT is cheaper than a 7950GT and still a better card.
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=324857

    £217 http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...99&GroupID=330
    I do think the X1900XT is the better choice as well. Because the 7950GT have only 1.4ns ram. It's far too slow for the 24-pipe core.

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    Ok thanks for the advice. I'll go and check out those x1900xt's then. I've heard that their stock coolers are a bit loud. Is this true? What replacment coolers are recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessiMagic View Post
    Ok thanks for the advice. I'll go and check out those x1900xt's then. I've heard that their stock coolers are a bit loud. Is this true? What replacment coolers are recommended?
    The Artic Silencer is always recommended. They are the best air cooling solution for all graphic cards in the market. Great cooling effects and extremely quiet. Even you had 2 of these fans set up in your system(eg. Crossfire set up), the noise level would still lower than your CPU fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessiMagic View Post
    Ok thanks for the advice. I'll go and check out those x1900xt's then. I've heard that their stock coolers are a bit loud. Is this true? What replacment coolers are recommended?
    By the way, if you bought a HIS X1900XT, it would come with the silencer and save you a lot of hassel

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    But not worth the extra money. Buy a normal one, and keep the fan speed controlled. If you have a cool room/case it won't spin up very much anyways.

    The Zalman V-900 is better.

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    hmmm.... i would still go for the 7900GT. a small mod and it clocks past 7900GTX speeds for £168... kicks 1900XT butt

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    Quote Originally Posted by asteroth View Post
    hmmm.... i would still go for the 7900GT. a small mod and it clocks past 7900GTX speeds for £168... kicks 1900XT butt
    Or not..

    The 1900xt 256 is the faster buy for the money, but yes it is noisy. If you're concerned with that and/or play mostly openGL games the 7950 isn't to be scoffed at. Either way you'll end up with a good choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Or not..

    The 1900xt 256 is the faster buy for the money, but yes it is noisy. If you're concerned with that and/or play mostly openGL games the 7950 isn't to be scoffed at. Either way you'll end up with a good choice
    well surley if what that guy says about it modding to a 7900 gtx then its not as fast, as the 7900 gtx is a level above...

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    depends on your budget really... a modded 7900GT (and possibly the 7950GT) will be as fast as a 7900GTX, which is faster than a stock 1900XT for less money.

    but, if you can afford the 1900XT, it is obviously a better card, a bit faster and slightly better image quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asteroth View Post
    depends on your budget really... a modded 7900GT (and possibly the 7950GT) will be as fast as a 7900GTX, which is faster than a stock 1900XT for less money.

    but, if you can afford the 1900XT, it is obviously a better card, a bit faster and slightly better image quality.
    I guess warranty obviously comes into play as well. X1900XT can be had with speed + a valid warranty..

    a modded 7900GT or 7950GT will leave you with speed but NO warranty..

    .. and of course volt modding will in majority of cases hurt the card's longevity as well.. I've seen lots of volt mods gone bad... they obviously stripped down the components for a reason..
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    The voltage modules on the 7900GT are dodgy enough as it is

    Besides, if you're going to compare OC/modded cards, at least do the same for the X1900XT which also OC's something wicked.

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