- XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, PCI-Express, Model "PVT43GND" -RETAIL
Should I get a crappier case?? Do i need that good of ram, or is there just as good of stuff for cheaper?? (considering I would like to do some overclocking, also is the 90 nm architecture in the proc i picked better than the 130 nm version?? Is it worth the price difference??
Thanks sooooo much,
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dude if i got cheaper ramm, wouldnt that hurt performance a little. Plus, i heard it was only good to get a 6800 if u got at least a GT version, and those things are like 200 more bucks than the card i picked, you dont think that card i have would be good fow now?
Wusy, would you get some cheaper memory and pick up the 6800 gt?? if i cant get the gt is it still worth it to get the base model 6800? and if i do decided to get cheaper memory, how you feel about this:
ok so i get your point about the 3200 vs the 3500, and i agree that the ballistix are a good choice, and u like even the base model 6800 over the 6600, sounds good, a few more questions came to mind:
1. I realize you like that other lian li case, but it is too much for me, is mine ok, anything wrong with it, anything better for same or cheaper price?
2. Regarding the 90nanometer vs 130 nm architecture. I am currently pursueing a degree in computer engineering, but I am only half way through my sopho year, so my knowledge is rather limited. However my limited experience has lured me into some pondering. obviously when amd went to the 90 nm architecture, they had to decrease the cross sectional area of the "wires" on the chip. Assuming they used the same material in the new chip,one could assume that resistance of these "wires" increased(by the same factor that the cross sectional area decreased. I was under the impression that given a set current, which i assume must be set for the proc to run right, that heat dissapated by a wire was directly proportional to its resistance. However i understand that smaller "wires" also leaves more room for heat dissapation. Sadly I dont know which one of these factors is more significant, so i cant figure out whether the 130 nm or the 90 nm would run cooler, and I am super curius...anybody know?? I am sure I am totally off the mark, but hey, i had to ask, thanks again
I'd go with a quality steel case and a better power supply. Aluminum looks cool, but it's kind of flimsy compared to steel, 1.0mm thick aluminum weighs nearly 50% less but with nearly 50% less dent resistance and nearly 50% less ability to isolate vibrations.
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so i cant figure out whether the 130 nm or the 90 nm would run cooler,
You miised out on a few important details. 1- 90 nano runs at a lower voltage. 2- while wire gauge is a factor in resistance, conductor length is equally important. 3- With the new chips, Amd has further refined thier production.
As a result, the 90 nano chips can run at a very much reduced power rate. Anandtech said that at full, with a slight OC, they were running @ 50 watts.
The shift to 90 nanos seems to have been a great success for Amd.