My New Computer Toys

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  1. Scourge

    Scourge I shall rise again

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    Hey Everyone I just wanted to show off my new toys for my system i am building. Also Looking for oppions on iff this is a good deal or Not.

    Computer Toys

    Anyway let me know what you guys think.

    Later
     
  2. DevilzFan

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    I'm not a fan of NVIDIA. I've found most of their comparable products to be highly inferior to ATI

    But if you are happy with the purchase, that's all that should matter. As long as you'll enjoy it, and get enjoyment from it, then it was an excellent purchase.
     
  3. Shin-Gouki

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    I think that's a damn fine deal, and I feel exactly the reverse of Devilz. It's a prefrence thing.
     
  4. Gigatron_2005

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    Nice. Makes me wish I would go get a PCIexpress mobo. They're not making anything else for AGP8x :( 
     
  5. DevilzFan

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    PCI-Express is the best thing I ever did to my PC
     
  6. Greyryder

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    Currently owning an ATI card, I'm sorry I ever moved away from Nvidia. ATI's drivers suck. They tend to break older games, and they're annoying to update. The computer downstairs absolutely refused to install new drivers, and now has a cheap Nvidia card in it.
     
  7. Zero Prime

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    That is sweet. What size proc are you going to use?
     
  8. Draven

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    Very nice buy, d00d.
    Personally I wouldn't touch ATI with a shitty stick. For a start, their drivers are not OpenGL compliant (they say they are,but they have taken a LOT of shortcuts to get them there). Nvidia, on the other hand, ARE OpenGL compliant. Considering that the 3D software I use has a 100% OpenGL based UI, the choice is a no-brainer for me.
     
  9. Shin-Gouki

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    On the same page with you Big D. ATI has had the same problem for years, their drivers suck.
     
  10. Scourge

    Scourge I shall rise again

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    I am looking in a a 2 Gig Dual Core or higher. for this particualr (sp) System i abuilding so i can play my games adn encode video as well .
     
  11. Zero Prime

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    That system is going to rock!
     
  12. rattrap007

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    Awww. I was thinking this was going ot be a thread about those toys where a PC turned into a base, a soccer trophy into a cannon, PC cards that turned into gliders, etc.
     
  13. drippy

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    For the generation of video cards currently being discussed in this thread, sounds like many of you are simply fanbois. ATI and Nvidia are for all intents and purposes identical. The notion that ATI drivers suck is not true at all (hasn't been for years). The notion that Nvidia is too expensive and ATI is the better bang-for-the-buck is also not true at all. Sheesh.

    *edit* Speaking of computer toys, my bday present should turn out to be a fun little project. :D  http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=370500
     
  14. Frognal

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    From experience with rather recent cards, ATI still has a bit of a problem on the driver side in regards to games. Nothing horribly wrong, but they still have the odd fuck up here and there.
     
  15. atlianz

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    NVIDIA was the only choice for my HTPC. There wasnt even a solution available to make the ATI cards work correctly via DVI for my Sony 42" LCD.
     
  16. Wing alpha

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    Im looking into anew card..... but first me needs a motherboard
     
  17. Elvin Pena

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    Fantastic choice! Nvidia's always a great choice, so long as you stay on top of things and make sure you have the latest drivers. ATI's OK, and their driver support has gotten somewhat better throughout the years, but they can't touch Nvidia when it comes to driver support. Although ATI's products can, in some respects, go toe to toe with Nvidia, drivers are what make it happen. For every inch ATI gains, Nvidia gains twelve.
     
  18. Streck

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    I've seen some legitimate complaints brought forth so far:

    - Drivers not working with older games
    - Driver update process not being streamlined
    - OpenGL compliance issues
    - Straight-out hardware incompatibility

    Plus, I'm not sure that a simple preference qualifies one as a fanboy - doesn't that take all-out zealotry?

    Are you making this statement from a purely technical (and non-anecdotal) perspective - i.e. how ATI's drivers are coded, delivered, and implemented, as compared to NVIDIA's? If so, could you elaborate?
     
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    I use NVIDIA drivers and hardware and have been happy with them.
     
  20. drippy

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    To anyone who doubts that by and large, the differences between ATI & Nvidia aren't as great as have been presented in this thread, I suggest research on Tom's Hardware for comparisons or even a google search that results in articles like this:

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1916973,00.asp

    Specifically as it relates to ATI drivers, it seems that the latest batch (as of Dec 2005) are pretty okay. A random quote is below.

    http://firingsquad.com/print_article.asp?current_section=Hardware&fs_article_id=1771

     

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