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Old 9th November, 2004, 12:49 PM
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Talking what make??

i am looking at getting a 6800gt card but just not to sure what make to get i am running a creative blaster 5 fx5950 which is cool but u must make sure u got very good cooling as that card hits 65c plus if u'r in case cooling is not up to standed (my card hits 55c now when playing games like c&c 0hour) not to sure if u need a power conneter plug for the 6800gt for the fx5950 u need a power plug to the card
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Old 17th December, 2004, 07:13 AM
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Hi Sasrob
I imagine you have your GT by now?

The GT does need a power connector, preferably not connecting to anything else on the same lead. I recommend get at least a good 400W powersupply for peace of mind (you know power isnt a problem if it doesnt work properly).

Do make sure you have good air throughput in your case.
I also leave the blanking plate off the PCI slot next to the AGP slot. This allows one of 2 things to occur (depending if your case sucks more air in than it blows out and vice versa):
1) cold air will flow in the slot over the graphics card allowing the card to run cooler.
2) Hot air from the graphics card will flow out of the slot, lowering case temps, keeping things cooler.

Of course, the above doesnt matter much if your cards heatsink pumps all the heat out of the rear slot as some do anyway.
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Old 17th December, 2004, 03:25 PM
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After my 9800pro died, I would reccomend getting a good warranty!! there are several companies offering lifetime warranties on 6800's, my BFG is one of them
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Old 17th December, 2004, 03:32 PM
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leadtek have very good coolers on their cards
http://www.leadtek.com/3d_graphic/im...00_gttdh_2.jpg
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Old 17th December, 2004, 09:18 PM
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BFG has a lifetime warentee(and its near unconditional, except for the usual stuff), unlike most places who only cover a few things...I think that 52% of 6800GT owners own the BFG, so that should tell ya one thing...
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Old 17th December, 2004, 11:20 PM
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id go for the gainward as there pretty good overclockers youd buy a GT but clock it to ultra with no problems just change the cooling part on it to the Artic and then your laughing
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