Zeekfu

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HIS exalibur ice q platinum 9800pro

I found it challenging to find HIS or "hightech" or "Hightech Information Systems" <A HREF="http://www.hisdigital.com/html/index.html" target="_new">HIS Intro page</A> It is listed on new egg as "hightech" <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-161-109&depa=1" target="_new">here</A>

<A HREF="http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320913" target="_new">non ice q model</A>
In the Tom's article which gave it the editor's choice <A HREF="http://www6.tomshardware.com/firstlook/20031210/radeon_9800-01.html" target="_new">here</A>
the ice q platinum model performed a bit better than the reference ati model that is comparable in price. They now make the fan controller bracket (hot air exhaust and fan high low control) separate to alleviate the problem of getting the switch to clear when installing in some case/mobo combinations. This now-solved problem was noted on the digit-life review <A HREF="http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon/his-1.html" target="_new">here</A> . The ramsinks are also now different, better looking, and better. They are larger heatsinks which bridge two ram chips rather than single individual ones.
I saw the editor's choice award article some months back and researched them more. I also saw the excellent faq guide <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=363095#363095" target="_new">here</A> and found that extremely helpful.


<A HREF="http://www.hisdigital.com/html/profile.htm" target="_new">HIS</A>
 

pauldh

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This MSI has caught my eye. $209 retail box (256-bit of course), and it seems to OC well if you trust the user reviews. And of course it's an MSI, so there is a large bundle with it too.


ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 512MB Corsair TwinX PC3200LL, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by pauldh on 06/19/04 08:24 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

Zeekfu

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Yea, maybe the *real* 9800 pros (not the fake sapphire ones) will drop down in price now to make room for the 9800pro 256, to make room for the 9800xt, to make room for the new x800 cards. I predict 9800 s will drop a little bit but there will be more confusion and inferior products dumped out on the market as the 9800 series reaches its expendability point.

so speaks the great swammi of late night tv, lol