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new card for kids computer

Post by pmanipole » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:12 am

just ordered one of these for the boys computer.

ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M RT for $130 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121224

It is going into a 3ghz HP computer that has 2 gig of memory and i am replacing the powersupply with a enermax 475w that i have laying around. it is only 475w but it has excellent rails and used to run a 6800gt sli rig so i know it can handle it. i have made it wireless with a n network that gets around 270mb connection everywhere in the house so it wont matter where i put it. i do have to modify the psu holes but that is what a dremal is for.

i will post some further info when i get everything installed and run some benchmarks and games. it will not be a killer machine but it should be great for them. it also gets them off of my pc so i can log in more time on WIC.

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Re: new card for kids computer

Post by largon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:01 am

I reckon 8800GT should be... plenty for the games this rig will be used for. Simply awesome value for $130...
I just can't believe I paid around $400 (270€) for one just 6 months ago...
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Post by MakubeX » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:23 am

Agree, it's an awesome card for the price. I wish I had a cool gaming PC when I was a kid, but then again my dad isn't computer savvy. :P

Can't wait to see some pics. :)

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Post by pmanipole » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:44 am

got everything installed and up and running. i took some pics and will post them tonight. i must say this card is big. i was really surprised on the size of the cooler. everything fired up the first time which is always a good feeling. the card is pretty quiet. it is in the den and when playing COH you can not hear it from about 5 feet away. the monitor that is being used is only a cheapo 1280*1024 res lcd so i am going to be looking for a 19" WS.

i am really thinking of switching this card out with the one in my pc(evga 8800 gts 640mb). this card has a few more bells and whistles and power then that one. i water cool my pc so i should be able to squeze out a little more power but it will be a few days before i make a desicion as the AC up stairs has crapped the bed and it is 90' up there during the day.

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Post by DaddyRabbit » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:20 pm

pmanipole wrote: i am really thinking of switching this card out with the one in my pc(evga 8800 gts 640mb). this card has a few more bells and whistles and power then that one. i water cool my pc so i should be able to squeze out a little more power but it will be a few days before i make a desicion as the AC up stairs has crapped the bed and it is 90' up there during the day.
I built the boy (actually gave him my old) E6600/Badaxe2 rig and was going to keep my old GTS 640 but I liked the GT so much that he now has the GTS.
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Core i7 2600k
Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler
8gig (2x4) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600
Powercolor HD5870 PCS+
OCZ Agility 2 240G SSD (boot, programs, games)
WD Caviar Black 1TB (Data)
CM UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W 80+ Silver PSU
CM Storm Sniper
Gateway FHD2400
Win 7 Pro 64bit

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Re: new card for kids computer

Post by pmanipole » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:03 am

the price has gone back up. i should of ordered it last week. still might change out the cards. we have been playing assians creed on the card and it rocks. that is a awesome game. now i just need to put the card in my main pc with the 22" widescreen to really make it shine.

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