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Just Changes My Order From a Sapphire x1900xt to the HIS ICEQ3 x1900xt. Good or bad?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by PESolution, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. PESolution

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

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    Location: Teesside

    Hey guys as stated in the topic i just changed from my sapphire x1900xt to the HIS ICEQ3 x1900xt which is exactly the same price.

    Is the actual card exactly thwe same just the ICEQ3 comes with better cooling? So was it a good move to ammend my order or should i of stuck with the sapphire. I am not bothered about any software that may or may nto come with either of the card really such as games.

    Im just amazed at how the ICEQ3 card can be the same price.... am i missing something?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Good. [​IMG] Faster, quieter, cooler.

    It's just OcUK with their good bargains again that makes it the same price. :D
     
  3. H3x0rc!st

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Nov 2002

    Posts: 315

    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO) This Week Only mate, just ordered one
     
  4. PESolution

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    i know i noticed that this week only price on that one too. However my room is hot and my pc gets even hotter so i think the iceq 3 will be the best for me :)
     
  5. kbc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

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    Location: London

    Yes, it's a good deal. Nice cooler and quieter than the stock! :) I've seen the HIS one and it looks better than my Sapphire one. :( :D
     
  6. Kyo

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Oct 2003

    Posts: 6,125

    The noise is definitely the main advantage with the ICEQ cooler but from what i read and reviews from folk that got it, it not a huge difference temperature wise from a stock cooler. The card itself is generally very hot anyway so your probably going to shave off around 5-7 degree cooler than that of the stock
     
  7. PESolution

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    but considering there prcies are identicle i would be stupid to keep with the sapphire one...
     
  8. PESolution

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    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

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    "Dear Jack Stoddart,

    I have updated your order accordingly, unfortunately due to rounding on VAT
    there was an extra penny to be charged to your card which I have done.

    Regards,

    Peter Pallister
    Customer Service
    Overclockers UK
    www.overclockers.co.uk"

    lol the cheeky ********* :p what if i wanted that penny hehehe
     
  9. Kyo

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Oct 2003

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    I never once said that it wasn't a good deal mate. all i am saying to people is don't expect the ICEQ cooler to be way way better than the stock for temperature.

    Certainly if i had a choice i would go for the ICEQ....However if i already have a x1900xt then i wouldnt change it for the sake of it. .....Can see that you haven't got the sapphire yet as you only just ordered ??? If so it a good move.
     
    Last edited: 28 Jul 2006
  10. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Ireland

    Amazing that they actualy charged your credit card an extra penny. Then again, without that penny clearly they would have went bust... :rolleyes:
     
  11. sugoi

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jun 2005

    Posts: 474

    Location: Sussex, UK

    the reduction in temperature is definately there... i know someone who has the sapphire and it idles a few degrees higher than mine - not much but it is apparent though, if you were given the choice i would go for the HIS IceQ3 one, definately quieter.
     
  12. PESolution

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    :p
     
  13. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    I would take the HIS ICEQ card over the standard Sapphire card anyday.
     
  14. Gerard

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    I would have preferred the company to make the coolers available seperately, its not that much different from an artic cooling unit. Then again not likely for that to happen =/
     
  15. Kyo

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Oct 2003

    Posts: 6,125

    Think it about time. What i like about the nvidia cards was their own coolers. Definitely the way to go for ATI cards.