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Which 7800gt?? Quiet, Cheap and Overclockable!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by salami1212, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. salami1212

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,040

    Well. Im wondering which 7800gt I want to get as there are soo many. I need it to be quiet as the main thing, the price has got to be cheap. Doesnt matter if its like £15 over the cheapest one. And then I will overclock later so thats the last priority

    Thanks
     
  2. ACESHIGH

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    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Most 7800GT cards use a referance cooler so not much differance there.
    Some 7800GT cards have been found to run fairly noisy (luck of the draw as to which you get. because cards from the same manufacturer have been quiet & some loud - search this forum, as some people have posted about it).

    Cheapest 7800GT is OcUK GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-032-OK) £193.82

    However if you dont mind paying a bit more you could get this card which is often faster than a 7800GTX ..
    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO) £234.94
    I believe its the best bang per buck card at present.


    As for overclocking - look here ..
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17539495&page=2&pp=30
     
    Last edited: 26 Feb 2006
  3. salami1212

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    that looks tempting! but I dont really know anything about ati.

    edit: another thing, is the graphic card quiet??
     
    Last edited: 26 Feb 2006
  4. man_from_uncle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,350

    There is not a lot to choose between the 7800gts other than price. They are great cards too, but as ACESHIGH says, the X1800XT for 40 quid more is a far better buy; though i have no idea what it is like for noise. I certianly know that my leadtek 7800gt is no Silent Bob, but frankly it's not too loaud either.
     
  5. Albaba

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Oct 2004

    Posts: 337

    What do you guys use to overclock your GT's? Just wondered ...

    Albaba :)
     
  6. ACESHIGH

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    there is a whine at startup, but reasonably quiet after that.
     
  7. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

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    Location: Autonomy

    My 7800 gt was to loud and having had the zalman vf700 before this was the only option for quiet.
     
  8. red11

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,396

    unfortunately I got one of the loud XFX 7800GT's with the black pcb, only way was to replace the fan with a much quieter Zalman fan.
     
  9. Phoenix211

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,943

    got a leadtek, it wasnt loud but I bought a zalman with it so no idea what it was like for along period of time. The leadtek has a good bundle btw and mines managed to clock to 490/1.2ghz :D
     
  10. hartty

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

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    Location: Jersey C.I

    i would go for the x1800xt and you can use the ati tool (i think) to slow down the fan when your not gaming which would eliminate alot of the noise. also all you need to know about ati is they make graphics cards and the x1800xt is ALOT faster than the gt also the ati is a veryt good overclocker
     
  11. At The Gates

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,401

    If you want silence avoid the Point of View 7800GT as that sounds like a vacumn cleaner.