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    Default What cards for my second rig?

    I have an Intel/ATI rig already... as you can see to the left . I am currently about to start on an AMD/Nvidia Rig soon and was wondering which 2 7 series cards should i get? I'm not going to use the step up program to get the 8 series....that's just another rig that i will build . This will be the Specs for my next rig.

    CPU- FX-62
    PSU - Thermaltake Tough Power 750 watt
    Mobo - Asus Crosshair nforce 590
    RAM- 2(1gb) XMS2 PC 6400
    GPU1- Not sure
    CPU2- Not Sure
    OD- Liteon Dual Layer DVD/CD +Lightscribe technology x2
    Cooling- Koolance PC4 - 1000 w/ All cooling blocks (CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD, and Northbridge chipset cooler).

    Which Nvidia 7 series should i get?
    7900 GTX
    7900 GTO
    7950 GT SC
    7900 GT KO SC

    Much thanks,

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    why are you building an AMD rig, any reason?

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    Different testing of course! also just to have one :/

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    well since you said you will just build another rig when the 8 series is available from Nvidia then all those cards you mentioned are great performers. I guess I dont understand, are you selling this off after you built it/test it?

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    i STRONGLY suggest a 7900 GTO. because evga will let you o/c it without your warranty being voided, it performs almost to the GTX stats for alot less.

    EDIT* also if your willing to buy a GTX, you should go with a 7950GX2 even if its a little more
    Last edited by say what; 22-10-2006 at 16:24.
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    pressescapetoquit- I am building 3 different PCs for 3 different uses...and testing i guess .

    Some games perform better on ATI cards. (Oblivion)
    Some games perform better on Nvidia cards. (Fear)
    I will be building the seperate rig with the 8 series stuff in it because it will be used specifically for Vista and Divx10 gaming.

    Im using AMD on the Nvidia rig simply because of different testing between AMD and Intel. I do know the C2D CPUs are better, but the FX-62 is still rather nice.

    Say what- took your advice and ordered 2 of the GTOs, thanks man.

    PS: The reason why i didnt list the 7950 GX2 was because Quad SLI is still really buggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    why are you building an AMD rig, any reason?
    I personally find AMD the best. I think the 7900 will be good

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    if you can, i would try to fit one of those PCI exhaust coolers inbetween them cause its going to get quite toasty in there
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    And i wouldent get a LiteOn drive, Ive had to of them and there the worst drives ive ever used. Burner wont read disks and burns really slow, and reader sometimes wont read discs either.

    Id recomend a decent Pioneer or Asus

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    Say what- heating is not a problem,I only use koolance watercooling on my rigs, also I buy Lian-Li 2100 Plus cases and mod them, i replace the outer shell with black mesh

    ciro- im using 2 liteons now.. never had a problem, but it never hurts to try new products! so i'll invest in 2 Asus drives

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