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by dhanson865
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Newegg and Mwave chopped the price down $15. Linkage: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA40450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125214 Thats $319 + $7.83 S&H to my zip from mwave or newegg at $314 + $3.50 S&H + tax if you are in TN or CA if I remember right. $...
by dhanson865
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Newegg raised the price by $10. Mwave is now cheaper for people outside of CA/TN. Zipzoomfly has lowered the price by $10 to be in line with newegg but still doesn't have it in stock. Tiger and Monarch still don't have a listing. Linkage: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA40450 htt...
by dhanson865
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help my NOISY new AMD 4200X2
Replies: 13
Views: 3542

When my PC is idle it stays at 1005 MHz (200 x 5.0). Is it possible to make it even slower or more aggressive in saving power? Nope, thats the minimum on the CPU. You really won't gain much if anything by trying to force a lower voltage than what cool&quiet is doing for you already. Your next choic...
by dhanson865
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Promos/COD2.html Call of Duty 2 plus the $35 rebate if you buy before Dec 23rd and register the card online within 14 days http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA40450 $335 + $7.83 S&H to my zip http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125214 $...
by dhanson865
Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

But for those interested, it's in stock at Newegg now, at 329 US$ (294 after mail rebate). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125214 Best price so far It appears this rebate form can be used no matter where you purchase the card. Purchase has to be made between 11-15-05 and 12-...
by dhanson865
Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Tzupy wrote:According to this website, the Gigabyte is still 4-5 db noisier than a 7800 GTX with stock cooler.
Well that review doesn't specify how they tested and I suspect something is wrong with that statement. However until a more respectable site does a review...
by dhanson865
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

It's in German but I haven't seen any other reviews... http://www.de.tomshardware.com/graphic/20051201/vergleichstest-nvdidia-pcie-grafikkarten-14.html It appears to be a roundup of silent or near silent video cards. Temps are on this page: http://www.de.tomshardware.com/graphic/20051201/vergleichst...
by dhanson865
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

It's on pricewatch now.

http://castle.pricewatch.com/s/search.a ... 78T256D-ZK

Only one listing eWiz at $378 but that link should be to a growing list with lower prices to come...
by dhanson865
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus SFX12V power supply
Replies: 43
Views: 31012

"it's probably good or cooling" on page 3 is probably supposed to be "it's probably good for cooling".
by dhanson865
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Considering u can get the copper zalman for ~30 bucks and a good 7800 from monarch for around 300, this is too expensive But if you do that with any other 7800gt you'll end up with a higher power, hotter, noisier card. The big deal about this card is that it is the first and only 7800 card to leave...
by dhanson865
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA card list made obsolete with. . .
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

Nice but, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814145116 is showing up on the master list and the nvidia modern list and obviously has a fan...
by dhanson865
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

OK lower prices coming:

Zipzoomfly has it listed for (out of stock) $350 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=322306

It's not ready for prime time but it's coming...
by dhanson865
Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Google now finds 2 apparently US sites that have it listed for $371 and $364. Still waiting for a bigger site like Monarch, Zipzoomfly, or Newegg to carry it...
by dhanson865
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 6800xt - good quiet GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

I see that you are refering to the 6800xt but I'm assuming it is about the same power draw as the 6800gt. No, no, XT is half the pipes and with lower clock, possibly lower voltage too. Power draw should be lower than both 6600 GT and 6800 "vanilla". And is is .13 or .11 process? And do you know the...
by dhanson865
Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 6800xt - good quiet GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

I see that you are refering to the 6800xt but I'm assuming it is about the same power draw as the 6800gt. The 6800gt is produced using an older manufacturing process. 6800GT is 350MHz on 13 micron process. 7800GT is 400MHz on 11 micron process. In short the thinner traces and other advancements of t...
by dhanson865
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 6800xt - good quiet GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

http://us.giga-byte.com/VGA/Products/Products_GV-NX78T256D-ZK.htm I'd say this will be the coolest card you'll find assuming you don't need VIVO function for video editing. They removed chips from the card to lower the thermals. It still does HDTV support and is fast for gaming and such, it just doe...
by dhanson865
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

This is showing up online at stores based in New Zealand for $700+ but I'm not sure what kind of dollars those are (I strongly suspect it isn't US dollars). It appears to be the same price as the non Zalman 7800 GT ($300+ US).
by dhanson865
Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

OK, it's on the USA web site now http://us.giga-byte.com/VGA/Products/Pr ... 56D-ZK.htm

I still haven't found a price or any mention on any retail site.
by dhanson865
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments
Replies: 27
Views: 22241

Well step #1 is to download the latest non beta BIOS. Unfortunately the BIOS releases are frequent and some are considerably better than others. The good news is that if you are going for quiet and not Overclocking you should be on the safe side. Spend some time in the BIOS and in the manual or on t...
by dhanson865
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments
Replies: 27
Views: 22241

As someone about to buy one of these boards, what would you recommend instead? I need the nForce4's SATA2 support... If you want quiet you need the Asus A8N-SLI Premium (no HS fan/uses a heat pipe) or the A8N32-SLI Deluxe (also uses a heat pipe instead of fan) If you want to avoid the ASUS boards a...
by dhanson865
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Re: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2597&p=3 this looks like a good card that has potential for passive cooling.....some people are already cooling their regular 7800GTs passively. I also like the looks of that Asus motherboard below it. Does anybody know a part # and/or release date for thi...
by dhanson865
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 18211

Do people still think that it might not fit with a Ninja even though that heatsink can swivel 90 degrees? On this picture, it doesn't seem as if the CPU socket is close enough to interfere with the graphics card? http://www.asus.com.tw/999%5Cimages%5Cproducts%5C744%5C744_l.jpg Bigger picture here:-...
by dhanson865
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Re: Gigabyte lower power 7800GT

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2597&p=3 this looks like a good card that has potential for passive cooling.....some people are already cooling their regular 7800GTs passively. I also like the looks of that Asus motherboard below it. Does anybody know a part # and/or release date for thi...
by dhanson865
Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 176886

Fair enough. One thing to point out right away is that the efficiency curves for the PSUs in the S12 line at typical power loads -- say 90W~250W -- are very close. There would be no appreciable difference, even in the long term, between going with one or any other of these PSUs except if you have a...
by dhanson865
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 176886

Any idea where Seasonic stands on this? The confusion about dual 12v rails was part of my decision process for buying a S12-430 instead of a S12-380 for use with a ASUS SLI (AMD Nforce4) motherboard. I still haven't populated the 2nd AGP slot but I'm assuming if I choose carefully I can do SLI with...
by dhanson865
Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 176886

Any idea where Seasonic stands on this? The confusion about dual 12v rails was part of my decision process for buying a S12-430 instead of a S12-380 for use with a ASUS SLI (AMD Nforce4) motherboard. I still haven't populated the 2nd AGP slot but I'm assuming if I choose carefully I can do SLI witho...
by dhanson865
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 430?
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

The single fan in a S12 is intake, There is a deflector inside to handle the 90 degree turn...
by dhanson865
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 181600

ASUS A8N SLI

There has been much discussion on what power supplies are enough for this motherboard with 2 PCI express video cards on other sites. I'm running one on the 400W seasonic tornado now but I would have bought a higher wattage seasonic with 120mm fan if it were available. edit: ignore my questions. I've...