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September 7, 2005 4:48:06 AM

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.... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering) overclockers.co.uk
had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for £190. Took the
plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price. I think this will
fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it should then cause a
small war between my daughters over who it's passed to :-)

Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2005 4:48:07 AM

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That should be one badass vid card! :) 
McG.

"Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
news:1126050167.57525.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
> ... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering)
> overclockers.co.uk had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for
> £190. Took the plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price.
> I think this will fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it
> should then cause a small war between my daughters over who it's passed to
> :-)
>
> Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2005 9:27:15 AM

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Shawk proclaimed...

> ... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering) overclockers.co.uk
> had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for £190. Took the
> plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price. I think this will
> fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it should then cause a
> small war between my daughters over who it's passed to :-)
>
> Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

OC are fine, assuming the card is fine and stays fine.

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September 7, 2005 1:44:20 PM

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"Stri" <email.given@thepoint.youasknice> wrote in message
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> Shawk proclaimed...
>
>> ... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering)
>> overclockers.co.uk
>> had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for £190. Took the
>> plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price. I think this
>> will
>> fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it should then cause a
>> small war between my daughters over who it's passed to :-)
>>
>> Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.
>
> Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
>
> OC are fine, assuming the card is fine and stays fine.
>

RMA'd a 9800Pro with them a year or so ago - no probs whatsoever. Had heard
they had a rep so was prepared for trouble but in my case the rep was
undeserved.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2005 2:50:06 AM

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Stri wrote:
> Shawk proclaimed...
>
>
>>... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering) overclockers.co.uk
>>had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for £190. Took the
>>plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price. I think this will
>>fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it should then cause a
>>small war between my daughters over who it's passed to :-)
>>
>>Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.
>
>
> Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
>
> OC are fine, assuming the card is fine and stays fine.

I remember you had a bunch of troubles with OCUK a while back but
they're generally pretty good with their RMAs (especially since they no
longer sell overclocked hardware which is where most of their problems were)


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Ben Cottrell AKA Bench
September 8, 2005 3:49:18 AM

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"Ben Cottrell" <bench@bench333.screaming.net> wrote in message
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> Stri wrote:
>> Shawk proclaimed...
>>
>>
>>>... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering)
>>>overclockers.co.uk had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE
>>>for £190. Took the plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that
>>>price. I think this will fill the gap until my system rebuild next year
>>>and it should then cause a small war between my daughters over who it's
>>>passed to :-)
>>>
>>>Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.
>>
>>
>> Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
>>
>> OC are fine, assuming the card is fine and stays fine.
>
> I remember you had a bunch of troubles with OCUK a while back but they're
> generally pretty good with their RMAs (especially since they no longer
> sell overclocked hardware which is where most of their problems were)
>

.... I think that they expected all customers to have fried the equipment
through further overclocking and were pretty much suspicious and challenged
every return. That doesn't seem to be the case any more (or at least you
dont hear the horror stories from customers anymore).
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2005 4:48:49 AM

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Shawk wrote:
> ... I think that they expected all customers to have fried the equipment
> through further overclocking and were pretty much suspicious and challenged
> every return. That doesn't seem to be the case any more (or at least you
> dont hear the horror stories from customers anymore).

The most commmon problem I noticed was that their own in-house testing
of the overclocked CPUs gave them significantly faster speeds than alot
of their customers could get with the same CPUs, and the stability of
the CPUs which did work at the overclocked speeds was questionable too.

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Ben Cottrell AKA Bench
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2005 9:23:00 AM

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Steve Evans proclaimed...

> I RMA'd the Same card with them recently, it took a little while but
> they eventually replaced it with one that has much better cooling
> fitted.
> YMMV

Wow

Maybe they've improved. But I doubt it.

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www.stri.tk
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2005 9:26:00 AM

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Ben Cottrell proclaimed...

> I remember you had a bunch of troubles with OCUK a while back but
> they're generally pretty good with their RMAs (especially since they no
> longer sell overclocked hardware which is where most of their problems were)

I know they're not good. Just 'cos a handful of people *haven't* had
trouble doesn't mean they're not!

Site's like overcockers.co.uk didn't spring up out of feelings of love
and well being!

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www.stri.tk
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2005 9:27:50 AM

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Shawk proclaimed...

> ... I think that they expected all customers to have fried the equipment
> through further overclocking and were pretty much suspicious and challenged
> every return. That doesn't seem to be the case any more (or at least you
> dont hear the horror stories from customers anymore).

Well good luck. I'd like to see the opinion shift when OC decide to
ignore you completely as they chose to with me.

--
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September 8, 2005 1:08:53 PM

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"Stri" <email.given@thepoint.youasknice> wrote in message
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> Shawk proclaimed...
>
>> ... I think that they expected all customers to have fried the equipment
>> through further overclocking and were pretty much suspicious and
>> challenged
>> every return. That doesn't seem to be the case any more (or at least you
>> dont hear the horror stories from customers anymore).
>
> Well good luck. I'd like to see the opinion shift when OC decide to
> ignore you completely as they chose to with me.
>
Personally I'd like to have no probs....

;-)
September 9, 2005 3:44:40 AM

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"Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
news:1126050167.57525.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
> ... after a month or so of procrastinating (or dithering)
> overclockers.co.uk had a 'this week only' special of an Asus X800XT PE for
> £190. Took the plunge - couldn't really do anything else at that price.
> I think this will fill the gap until my system rebuild next year and it
> should then cause a small war between my daughters over who it's passed to
> :-)
>
> Thanks to all who advised a few weeks ago.
>
>

Came today... took a longer than average lunch break to fit it and so far
everything is roses. HL2 looks great at 1280x960 with 4AA and 8AF with
everything on highest. More tweaking tomorrow night but so far so great....
!