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  1. #1
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    Just got the first part for my system upgrade.

    Hey all just letting you guys know that last night I went out and bought the first peioce of hardwarce for my new computer. I got a BFG 6800GT OC for only 400.00 with no tax because I went to Delaware to get it. The other parts I am getting are an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm cpu, 1 gig of corsair ram, and and Abit AV8 pro mb. Im going to be putting my raptor hd into the new computer and then I will buy a new high volume sata drive for storage. Anyways here are some pics of the graphics card.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    Here is a pic of the card in the box.
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    Last edited by scutzi128; December 3rd, 2004 at 04:17 PM.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    Here is a pic of the card in the carton, where it will remain untill the rest of my components arrive.
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    Last edited by scutzi128; December 3rd, 2004 at 04:25 PM.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    I hope with Abit motherboard you get has bios 15 or higher (it might be 16 I cant remember) or else that setup wont boot because of the winchester core A64 you're buying.

    Thats one of the reason why I went with the Asus A8V Deluxe.
    Intel P4C 3.0Ghz
    Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
    2x256mb Corsair Value Select PC3200
    eVGA e-GeForce 6800
    WD 120gb SE
    IBM 60GXP 60gb
    Creative Labs Audigy (free)
    Toshiba SD-M1402 (12x dvd/40x cd)
    Lite-On 52x24x52 ($15 retail )
    Pioneer A06 DVD+/-RW
    ThermalTake Silent Purepower 420W PSU

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    Wow that would really suck. I hadent heard of that problem before. Anyways if it dosent work I guess I'll just have to keep RMAing it untill I get one to work.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    I'm pretty sure that Newegg just got a new shipment of them so if you order from there, you should be fine.
    Intel P4C 3.0Ghz
    Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
    2x256mb Corsair Value Select PC3200
    eVGA e-GeForce 6800
    WD 120gb SE
    IBM 60GXP 60gb
    Creative Labs Audigy (free)
    Toshiba SD-M1402 (12x dvd/40x cd)
    Lite-On 52x24x52 ($15 retail )
    Pioneer A06 DVD+/-RW
    ThermalTake Silent Purepower 420W PSU

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    Yea they were out of stock and they just got them in stock like Wednesday so they will hopefully be good.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    i got my my av8 when they first hit newegg. the av8 is probably one of the most stable k8t800 boards out. the only problem i had was guru reporting extremely high cpu temps...but the latest bios and the new guru software fixed it right away..

    hey scutzi...nice setup man. it should kick mucho azz. i have the same setup but with an fx-53.

    why don't you buy another raptor and run those babies raid 0. for better performance...

    sam.
    Main BoxAthlon 64 FX-53 @2.4ghz| 2GB HyperX
    PC4000 | Asus A8V-Delx. | BFG 6800U | 2xWD Raptor 74Gb raid 0| Audigy2 | Dell 19" LCD FPM | XP Pro
    Linux Box -Athlon 64 2800 | MSI K8T NEO |
    9700p | SB Live! Value | 80Gb Seagate Barracuda | Sony DL DVDRW | Ubuntu 64bit
    LaptopDell 600M 1.5Ghz Cent. | 512mb | DVDRW
    Mac G5 Dual 2.3Ghz | 4Gb Ram | Radeon 9650 | 250Gb sata | Dell 19" Flat CRT

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    I will just not now I spent all my money for right now. Just ordered the other parts tonite and I got a swiftech 6400-u coolers to go with it.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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    I hope you enjoy that video card. I love mine if for nothing else then the exceptional quality of the build. This card is freakin heavy! AND beautiful. Glad to see that you got the newer version, BUT you will not be able to O/C it with the software provided. They apparently removed the 'auto-overclocking' feature so you will have to download different drivers with this feature still intact. Best of luck with your system build!

    Current Main Rig:
    AMD FX55 @ 2.9 GHz
    2 GB PC 3200 DDR RAM
    ABIT KN8 SLi motherboard
    ATI X1900XT O/C to XTX speeds

    Retired Rig:
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton @ 2387 MHz. (217*11)
    512MB DDR RAM @ 436 MHz. (PC 3700)
    Abit AN7 motherboard
    BFG GeForce 6800GT OC!

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    Thanks I don't need the auto oc thing anyways I'll just do it the good old fashion way and keep clocking higher untill artifacts appear or it freezes.

    -AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90nm -Abit AV8pro mb -Swiftech MCX6400-V cpu heatsink -BFG Nvidia 6800 gt oc to 425/1100 using nv silencer 5 on it.
    -2x512 mb crucial memory dual channel -200gb seagate hd 7,200rpm 8mb cache -36gb WD Raptor hd 10,000rpm 8mb cache -400w raidmax powersupply w/ led fans
    -Logitech Z-680 speakers -Creative Audigy 2 ZS
    -21"HP 1800x1440@85hz CRT -Logitech mx1000 mouse (its powered by friggin lasers) -Lite-on 16x dvd drive -Lite-on 16x dvd-r/rw drive double layer -Platinum Xp case (moded with windows and other stuff)


    Msn-jpsrr@msn.com Yahoo-Bregulator121 Aol-Bregulator121

    Link to pictures of my computer (not updated in awhile)
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289265327

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