Jordan
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2005-10-28T03:38:45Z
Surely the Sapphire ultimate edition be a safer bet since it is very quiet anyway? Any card with the Arctic Silencer or such like is a safer bet than regular stock cooling.

Aslo, are you talking about a regular 6800 Drago?
Elsparrow
2005-10-28T03:53:53Z
The artic cooler on my X800XL made by HIS is quiet when its running at low speed but at higher speeds it develops a slight whine.
Drago
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2005-10-28T10:45:04Z
yes jordan the vanilla 6800 that is under $200, just look at the link that i posted for the vid card. It creates much less heat than the 6800gt and the stock cooler shouldnt be to loud when in windows, but durning startup it runs at full speed. Remember Jordan he gave us a budget to work with and as it stands now he is over.

Jordan is this the saphire ultamate edition you are talking about

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102579

It has a freaking zalman gpu cooler on it that is why it is "silent" Also the price tag on this one is almost $400, the 256mb ver might be less but the x800xl's are going to shove him over budget by at least $150 or more. Let me add up the prices again

Abit mobo you guys are talking about he says he found for $115
Case $48,
PSU, $84
RAM i suggested $83
HD i suggested $94
AMD A64 3000 $138
This totals $562 with out any vid card and his budget is $600.

This guy is not made of money so start thinking like people that will get him a reasonably silent setup that can be made better over time when he has more money available to him. The stock amd heatsink and fan will be quiet enough till he can get something better. The same goes for the vid card, if it comes with passive cooling and he doesnt have enough airflow in his case it will overheat. The fanless x800xl by gigabyte have overheating problems if not enough airflow in the case exists.

A vid card for a gaming system should be at least a 6800, or x800gt as a bare minimum spec if they plan to have it for a while. To silence the vid card it will cost anywhere from $30 to $50 depending on what you get and where you get it. The same goes for the cpu heatsink/fan. It will probably go up to $60 depending on what he gets. This is an extra $100 that he doesnt have in his budget right now but could save up for and implement later on.

the reason i recommended the vanill 6800 was cause it doesnt run near as hot as the 6800gt and runs about near the same temps as a 6600gt and performs better than the 6600gt expecially when overclocked. Remember guys the 6600gt is basically a 9800pro and not much of an upgrade from a 6200
Jordan
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2005-10-28T11:43:01Z
Buying anything with a stock cooler isn't recommended for a quiet system.

Gigabyte offer passive versions of the 6600GT and 6800. 6600GT gets my recommendation, it's sure to be cheaper than the 6800 too.

I haven't looked into quiet versions of the X800GT, it hasn't been out long.

The 6600GT isn't much of an upgrade from the 6200? Erm, yes it is! The 6600GT and X800Gt are nigh on identical (I'd take the X800GT though).
Drago
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2005-10-28T13:41:45Z
Well after looking at the gigabyte card it comes overclocked out of the box and has basically the performance of a 6800 that can be had for the same price so yes ill go with the gigabyte one for only $174.

It really depends on what 6200 he has as to whether it will be a big upgrade or not. Some of the 6200 cards if they have enough system memory and have the 128bit mem interface can play games like WoW with very nice visuals and frame rates at 1024x768.
BBurk
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2006-06-20T03:28:04Z
I'd started this way back 8 months ago, then a $1300 car repair completely blew my buying a computer out of the water. Well, I'm back to looking for a system again finally. My interest is still basically the same, just wondering what technology has done in the mean time. Need a gaming system, am in the habit of running more than one thing at a time, so dual core sounds nice. Just need the tower, monitor/kb/mouse/etc are fine as is.

So, silent, resonablely fast (but not cutting edge at all), and good at multi-tasking. All for $600ish dollars (I can push that a bit now).

thanks for your help
Jordan
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2006-06-20T17:01:52Z
Check this:

http://www.antec.com/Detail.bok?no=460

I suggest you buy one quick!
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2006-06-21T12:58:55Z
done, ok, next ?