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Just bought an x800xt on ebay for $533!

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July 13, 2004 2:31:55 AM

Got it for $533 including shipping, a good deal to me. Should hopefully get here by early next week. Late this week if im lucky. I'll be sure to post benchmarks for everyone. My system will consist of this:
Fx-53 skt. 939
Asus A8V deluxe Wi-Fi mobo
1 Gig of OCZ 3700EB
X800xt
S.B. Audigy 2 zs platinum pro
160Gb Seagate SATA HDD
Enermax 470W noisetaker
Thermaltake v5000a case
Watercooling setup

It's gonna be a monster, I've been dreaming of building something like this for years.
I'll post pics as well. Pray that the deal is for real :) 

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July 13, 2004 2:54:11 AM

Did you get it from the guy who just joined ebay, had a zero rating, yet had an incredibly professional web page and loads of X800XTpe's? HMMMM. Sucker!

LOL just kidding. But I had a buddy who joined ebay and bought an Office 2000 Pro super cheap from someone just like this. Luckily for him he told me about his great deal. My alarms went off right away at the many red flags to this seller and item, and we were able to discover the guy had a fictitious phone number in his contact info. Instead of my buddy losing money, the guy got the ebay BOOT.

Anyway, good for you. Hope you get it soon. Lucky stiff.


ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 1GB Corsair XMS 4000 Pro Series, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt
July 13, 2004 3:01:49 AM

haha yea I was definitely worried about that, but he was established, had 100% feedback, almost 20 I think. But im protected by ebay and paypal so no worries about the money. I was this close from buying one from Italy, but I turned back thankfully haha.
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July 13, 2004 3:59:05 AM

yea I can't wait to be able to benchmark this thing. It's going to be crazy, farcry's box is staring at me. But I dare not let it touch my current filthy fx5200 BAH.
July 13, 2004 4:24:21 AM

eeeewww nonono! dont get a thermaltake case!! nonono


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July 13, 2004 4:31:07 AM

Already sitting in my room and its great :) , plenty of room, nice window, lots of fans, decent looks.
July 13, 2004 5:11:29 AM

yuck, they may look nice..... but the construction is poor in terms of fine details etc. that's mine experience i hope they improved.......

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July 14, 2004 3:17:52 AM

Yeah, I've been watching them X800XT's on Ebay for weeks now. I have yet to pull the trigger I'm just waiting and biding my time. I've almost the exact same rig cept I'm running OCZ 3500 Ram and an M-Audio card.

Good luck, let us know how she runs.

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If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
July 14, 2004 3:31:18 AM

OMG I JUST SAW
if u can stop it stop the mobo! It's a Via!!! NONONONO!! not a Via, get a nForce 3 250GB PLLZZZZ if it's not out wait for a while.... not the Via ><

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July 14, 2004 4:15:37 AM

Wow HUGE differance from fx5200 yuck to X800XT. I've seen some nice pics of Far Cry with X800Pro. I'm still waiting on.
July 14, 2004 5:59:38 AM

I preordered one from ecost.com for $451, might take a while before i see it, but half-life 2 aint coming out soon.

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July 14, 2004 6:53:21 PM

Wow thats a good price on X800XT. Who makes it? I've seen X800Pros for more money than that price you got.
July 14, 2004 7:00:52 PM

My dream machine is yours! Lucky guy! Rich guy! I envy you just a bit! :smile:

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July 14, 2004 7:20:38 PM

No richness here. System made possible by grandma selling her house and giving money to her grandkids, i.e. me. Well I put a good 1,000 into it. She gave us all 2,500 though. :)  Was playing on building this system by working like a dog but then she gave me the good news haha. My ram and harddrive came today. Who else hates fedex though. They are terrible. I wasn't home to sign for my monitor yesterday so I sign the slip to give them permission to drop it off and slap it right next to my garage door, a bright white paper on a dark backdrop. And the fool doesn't see it!!! So I have to wait another day to get my awesome monitor.
July 14, 2004 7:21:26 PM

And the time before that, they couldn't find my house, which delayed another package a day. They called me and asked for directions. UPS rules.
July 14, 2004 7:34:35 PM

I was just woundering, why haven't you saved a few hundreds by getting 3500EB instead of 3700EB and 3500+ instead of FX-53.

Personnaly, I doubt that the 3700EB will be better than 3500EB which is, in my opnion, the BEST memory to have with an Athlon 64/FX. Thanks to AnandTech and their extraordinary memory reviews!

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July 14, 2004 9:46:42 PM

its by ati.

ecost is generally cheaper when they r out of stock.

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July 15, 2004 12:03:31 AM

Cause I would rather have the fastest thing out there. And once you get OC'ing the 3700EB pulls ahead, so if necessary I might have to drop the fx down a multiplier to get my fsb up there. Depends if my watercooling can pull through. This thing has to last a long time so I don't want it dragging its feet an inch, doom 3 seems mighty taxing and I know i'll be ready for it.
July 15, 2004 1:14:52 PM

You will not only be ready for Doom3, you will be ready for any games that will come in the next year at least!!!

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July 15, 2004 2:36:47 PM

Good :)  and my monitor did show up very late yesterday. So fedex was at my house twice in one day. Oh well. I got a Viewsonic P95f+B, its a gorgeous monitor, my fx-53 is showing up today and the x800xt is coming thursday or friday of next week.
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July 15, 2004 3:54:09 PM

You wont really need the PC3700 to Oc cuz that Fx has unlock multiplier, isnt that the only reason why you get a FX over a 3500+ the unlocked multiplier??
Anyhow I agree with TheRod on this one but I cant blame you, if I had some money to burn I'd probly go for the fx to hehe. Anyway i think its a good rig to invest in, I would pay 3000+USD to get a similar rig with a P4EE or something like that.

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
July 15, 2004 4:30:38 PM

Well I want to OC the whole system not just the FX. Who wants their ram to run at plain ol' ddr400. And the FX arrived a few minutes ago. It's so tiny. Can't wait to slap it on the mobo. Next is my watercooling stuff which arrives monday.
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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2004 7:19:01 PM

Oh IC than have fun, dont go to hard at first, let the hardware burn in some =)...
Also get a waterblock for that X800XT, id like to see what score you can get with a watercooled OCed FX/X800XT hehe.

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
July 15, 2004 8:41:06 PM

I have a waterblock for my cpu,gpu and chipset. Yea I'm gonna let everything burn in for at least a week. I'm gonna put on the waterblocks right away though, im still not positive if I should use the chipset one though, there is a big asus heatsink on it. Do you think it is necessary?
July 16, 2004 10:48:00 PM

It should be shipping tuesday(20th) with two day shipping, so hopefully by the end of next week I will have the card and everything will be complete. I just ordered my speakers last night, the gigaworks s750's, and windows xp pro.
July 17, 2004 2:47:09 AM

Nice price for the ATI. How soon before you get it?
July 17, 2004 4:04:24 AM

Next thursday hopefully, if not then next friday.
July 17, 2004 3:07:11 PM

Ill be taking as many screenshots of farcry and doom 3 as I can for that humping of yours ;) 
July 18, 2004 11:24:32 PM

Not trying to rain on your parade, but after some extensive searching, calling, more searching, calling ATI & nVidia and talking to a friend who is pretty high in the food chain at nVidia -- the Ultra will be on the shelves in 2 weeks. The ATI X800XT will be on the shelves Monday at Fry's Electronics for $499 -- ATI said they went out 2 weeks ago which is about the time it takes to hit the shelves. Many resellers are saying sometime this week, several insist Monday (7/19) is the day.

I trust the nVidia source and think that time frame is accurate, but I'm not sure I trust my ATI sources. But I'll keep checking every day next week. $499 for the ATI retail is a good price.

But it sounds like your E-Bay source is on the same list as every other reseller.
July 20, 2004 9:29:35 PM

I just got a x800xt PE today..7/20/04 from BestBuy via online purchase...wondering if anyone else got as well??
Just plain ole install no tweaking:

Core 520
Mem 560
Running on a P4 2.4 (b) 533
1 gig pc2100 RAM
temp is at 51c..? dont know if this is normal..
July 20, 2004 10:11:26 PM

I saw the nice new boxes at Best Buy also (inside a clear plastic box) and jumped for joy, until I realized they were Pre-Order boxes ONLY -- aka empty. Best Buy's in CA don't have any, where are you located?

Also, check the card serial numbers to ensure you got an the XT and not the Pro. I purchased a 9800XT from them and opened the box only to discover the card registered as a 9800 Pro -- I was NOT happy, turned out to be insider job with one of the employees swapping out cards and re-sealing while AT WORK!!
July 20, 2004 11:23:11 PM

looks legit so far registers as a x800xt PE ...just ran a session of SWG..temp hit 57c..with just 3 plain old case fans..lookin good so far
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