January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:56 pm

Congrats Skierkid ^_^

Sorry newbies, but I'm glad it's gone to a regular :P

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Indignity » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:57 pm

Nice One!

Congrats dude & enjoy it!

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:58 pm

Congrats on the win kid..........;)

It's not like I really needed to win another big contest, after all, basicly my whole upgrade I just completed was from contest wins.............. :mrgreen:
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Alathald » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:59 pm

Congrats skierkid! Put it to good use! Send it to me! :drinkers: =D>
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by FeRaL » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:08 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Congrats Skierkid ^_^

Sorry newbies, but I'm glad it's gone to a regular :P

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by DaddyRabbit » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:19 pm

But I'm not a newbie (whines Rabbit) j.k. :)

My 8800GT goes faster anyways (Rabbit professes with no "pouty face" or hint of jealousy at all :roll: )

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by dkarko » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:22 pm

Congrats skierkid! Set everything to high!
Thank you LR, great contest! Thumbs up :prayer:
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Wildfire788 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:33 pm

Awesome, make sure you post some pics for us!

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:39 pm

whats the minimum PSU this monster needs?
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by stereo55 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:45 pm

Nice grab skierkid450 ,

Congrats on your win . :partyman:

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by Indignity » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:48 pm

skierkid450 wrote:whats the minimum PSU this monster needs?
Why, there happens to be a review of the thing right here: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/656/1/
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card requires a minimum 500W or greater system power supply for single card operation. Since the board power usage is less than 225W only the two 2x3 PCI Express power connectors are requierd in normal operation. The 2x4 PCI Express power connector may be needed for overclocking, so keep this in mind if you plan on overclocking. For running a pair in CrossFireX it is unknown what the requirements will be as ATI has not made this information public since the CrossFireX drivers are still in development.
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:50 pm

looks like no overclocking for me(GPU anyways)

my next system is gonna be a tad meatier than my current :shock:

Athlon 64X2 3800, 2GB RAM, PCIe (for one thing) This freakin monster, Large SATA HDD, should outperform by a tad 8)
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:09 pm

=D> enjoy the toy dude!
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by DaIceMan » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:34 pm

Congrats!!!
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by dicecca112 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:35 pm

congrats skier. Get that baby folding SMP when you finish it.
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by stev » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:35 pm

=D> Skierkid =D>

Or start folding GPU style with that bad boy!!
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by pcrobot » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:47 pm

Congrats Skierkid!! :mrgreen:

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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:57 pm

stev wrote: Or start folding GPU style with that bad boy!!
i thought only 1k series cards were FAH supported

edit- and PSU calc says i only need 454W w/OCed CPU @ 2700MHz, with system and CPU @100%, at 10% Cap Aging, which this PSU has no aging at all yet(been used a total of two weeks or so depending on how much justin used it, but he said he didnt)
but i used two 3870s Crossfire, i hope this thing will be about the same [-o<
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by vicaphit » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:10 pm

Congrats! Personally, I'm glad it was a regular also!

No offense to the newbies from me either, but he deserves it more.

How about I give you my address Skiier kid, and then I will forward it on to you. Though it may look more like a 7600 than the 3870 once you get it. :)
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Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

Post by skier » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:27 pm

vicaphit wrote:Congrats! Personally, I'm glad it was a regular also!

No offense to the newbies from me either, but he deserves it more.

How about I give you my address Skiier kid, and then I will forward it on to you. Though it may look more like a 7600 than the 3870 once you get it. :)
nah, i think ill just have ATI send it straight to me :finga: sorry, its the shipping you know, if it was free, i'd be all over that :lol:

i dont particularly like it going to noobs either, especially if it would go to me instead :mrgreen: hey nate, did you draw someone thats ineligible first, or was it just me?
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