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August 21, 2006 2:18:51 PM

I need some advice on a system I am building. It is an AM2 based system with a 3200, an Asus M2N-E motherboard and 1gb of ram.

I need to make a decision between two 7600gt graphics cards. The first is the Asus en7600gt and the second is the Leadtek 7600gt extreme edition. I can get the Asus for £101 and the Leatek for £117. May main concern with the Asus is that it may be too loud.

Any advice would be appreciated.

PS I don’t want to add a new fan after to improve noise because this will void my warranty.

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August 21, 2006 2:51:23 PM

The Leadtek has a much better and quieter heatsink than the reference cooler. It will also allow for more O/C headroom.
August 21, 2006 2:58:37 PM

I would go for Leadtek, i had same question, and i was choosing among eVGA, LeadTek and point of view..... These three are among the best buy performance/price, so i got them all three and tested, LeadTek Winfast PX7600GT eXtreme win the prize, i can even say its maybe one of the fastest 7600gt cards, i also tried asus and i wasnt satisfied..... if u want i can send test results on e mail so u can see for your self......... :D 
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August 21, 2006 3:06:11 PM

I say go with MSI 7600GT ,it has a dual slot cooling solution (Like 7900GTX)
it`s much cooler than leadtek & Asus ... wich means you can overclock it much higher than Asus or Leadtek (can easily OC to 600/1600)
take a look at it ,Here
August 21, 2006 3:08:52 PM

it is allready working at 590/1600MHz, and it has a nice cooler i overclock it to 620/ 1650Mhz and it didnt change temp at all didnt try to go higher with it cause didnt have time.........
August 21, 2006 3:17:55 PM

it is allready working at 590/1600MHz, and it has a nice cooler i overclock it to 620/ 1650Mhz and it didnt change temp at all didnt try to go higher with it cause didnt have time.........

as i said the MSI 7600GT with dual cooling solution is the best of all 7600GT series... my brother has one & at 600/1600MHz Clocks the max temp is 51~52c`s awesome ,i wish i had a SLI Mobo beacause i want to buy two of them :( 
August 21, 2006 3:25:47 PM

ok, but i tried that card too, it is not faster than leadtek, anyway u can see what i have available and what i tested at it is my store...........
August 21, 2006 4:15:19 PM

Thanks a lot for all of the advice! :D 
I think I will go with the Leadtek 7600gt as it has a better fan (I'm not sure if I should get the standard or extreme version) and I have read that the Asus and many other 7600gt with standard fans are loud and it would be a shame to have a loud 7600gt if I’m using a motherboard with passive cooling.

I can get the standard for £103 or the extreme for £117. Is the performance difference really so big that its worth the extra? And does anyone know if there components differ between the two cards, they seem to be the same.
Thanks Again.
August 21, 2006 4:32:55 PM

August 21, 2006 5:39:48 PM

Wanna Ask Too.
In LEADTEK PX7600GT-TD256 7600GT shows
that openGL is only 1.5.So maybe better would be Asus?
(cuz in its 2.0)
and one q too
what openGL does?
August 21, 2006 5:48:26 PM

OpenGL is an API that predates Direct X it was the first, it fought with Glide (3dFX Proprietary API) and then MS Made Direct X in an attempt to make a standard API. OpenGL is more commonly used on operating systems outside of Windows. But it is used a lot in Windows for CAD, and other 3d design applications.
August 21, 2006 11:17:46 PM

i say neither... go buy a XFX... thats what i did and i love it!

i OCd mine to 601mhz / 1592mhz! all on stock cooling... it came unclocked...

it said $140 or $160 but with the shipping and tax it came to $197

buy it from NEWEGG
August 21, 2006 11:54:56 PM

Every video card from Asus I bought and everyone that I saw from friends has had problems. Of the 3 I had initially purchased all 3 had horrid heatsink fans. Terrible. They died fast. Of the 3 or so that friends bought, unfortunately at my suggestion, theirs too had problems such as locked fan after about 6 months or bad RAM.

Upon dealing with ASUSes RMA process I became very disenchanted. It became much more difficult to get the cards RMA'd. One time they sent a card back saying there was nothing wrong and when I put it back into my computer(s) it faulted again.

Another time when a friend bought a geforce 5700 (for which he paid a premium) he received zero support help from Asus and they said they could not identify his serial number (clearly marked on the video card itself).

I stopped buying ASUS products about that time.
August 22, 2006 12:39:34 AM

i have a MSI 7900GT and it is a very solid graphics card. right now it has a 30 dollar MIR until the end of august.
August 22, 2006 1:17:45 AM

personally id go with an evga 7600gt superclocked edition.for a couple reasons. first you can change the cooler without voiding the warranty as long as you dont physically damage the card. second you can overclock an evga card without voiding the warranty as well.dont believe me go look at the evga forum they will tell ya the same thing :D 
August 22, 2006 11:06:39 AM

and one more q
what best card is in games?
im asking in stock 7600GT,not overclocked
just stock 7600GT cards?
(again as i said im asking about normal stock cards)
August 22, 2006 11:51:08 AM

all stock 7600GT performes similar & run games like each other ,But what makes MSI 7600GT better than the other 7600GTs ,is it`s Big Nice Dual Slot Cooling Solution...
even if you dont plan to overclock it ,it runs much cooler than the other 7600GTs 8)
August 22, 2006 12:27:49 PM

u mean this MSI NX7600GT-T2D256EZ Lite, 7600GT / 256MB DDR3 / 128bit / PCI-E / Engine 560MHz / Memory 1400MHz / 2xDVI / TV out / HDTV have that cooling too?
August 22, 2006 12:37:45 PM

ALL 7600GT CARDS DOES NOT RUN SIMILAR.... WHY? Cause there is a lot of difference between the models of same manufacturer as ALSO THERE IS a difference between the manufacturers themself.. EXAMPLE tell me which AVIXE card is good to compare with ANY other.... NONE cause AVIXE is piece of shit, there is also difference between stronger manufacturer as eVGA, MSI, LeadTek, Gainward, XFX, Gigabyte, PointOfView....... etc...... One more thing you are always advertising that MSI card cause better cooler if u want better coller you will buy one if u need it... one more thing you written your card is Leadtek 7800GT OC @ 450/1050 but you forget to mention its a factory default, and also u got yourself AMD 4000+ OC@ 2600MHz well overclocker this is my trash:

MB DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D modded to SLI
CPU AMD Athlon 64b 3000+ 1833MHz OC @ 2800MHz
RAM 2X 512Mb Kingmax SuperRam PC3500 433MHz OC@ 490MHz (489)
GPU LeadTek Winfast PX7600GT eXtreme 590/1600MHz OC@ 620/1860
PSU Enermax EL620AWT Liberty 620W
Thermaltake cooler kit on memory modules
Zalman 9500LED on CPU
Thermaltake XaserIII 1000A supertower case
and leadtek is OC using stock cooler with temp of 45degrees (40 idle)
August 22, 2006 12:51:44 PM

So what do u think about ASUS EN7600GT/2DHT/256?
(cuz i will buy it)
is this card good?and do this card have FULL HDR?
(and one more q for u IVXIFiReFlY ,i saw that u have
OC'ed urs 3000+ to 2.8GHZ,and my q is that im buyin
ADA3200BPBOX 3200+,2.0GHz VENICE,and wanna ask
if i can OC this my proc to 2.8GHz?
August 22, 2006 1:00:00 PM

she works on 560/1400MHz i will go for more MHz, such as eVGA 7600GT CO superclocked, LeadTek Winfast PX7600GT eXtreme and etc.... Look out for models with more MHz ( CO superclocked, extreme etc after card names...)
August 22, 2006 1:01:38 PM

of course u can i can send u on mail parameters so u can try it on your motherboard.........
August 22, 2006 2:44:52 PM

one more thing you written your card is Leadtek 7800GT OC @ 450/1050 but you forget to mention its a factory default

Wrong Child ,I have a standard Leadtek 7800GT (not Extreme Edition) and it`s default is 400/1000MHz :roll:
also u got yourself AMD 4000+ OC@ 2600MHz

i cant go higher than that because more than that i will need additional V-Core & i dont like it Friend...
and who says that i`m a HardCore OverClocker ? no ,i`m not ,because i cant OC my CPU to 3.4~3.6 like you... :wink:
and one more thing is i will be very happy if you can give me some tip about OCing my CPU and GPU ,i will be very Thankfull :D 
August 23, 2006 10:34:24 AM

go fo the xfx7600gt beats all the others in performance