Leadtek 7800gtx good choice?

Barrakooda

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Gday from Down Under, fist of all gota say this is a geat site and forums even more so.Keep up the good work!!! :)

Look im putting a new machine together and was seriously looking at the Leadtek 7800gtx card,would like to put it on : Asus A8N32 sli Deluxe MB
4000 San Diego CPU
2 x 1GB of Corsair Twinx 3200C2 (might change)
Rest of gear from old machine

I like the idea of the single slot leadtek(because of limited room on MB)and you can download a bios to crank it up to 450/1250.I wont be buying the new 7800gtx 512 as ill need to rob a bank or something to buy it down here.Apparently there are two versions of this card as well the 'W' (which clocks better) and the 'V'.

This sound like a good choice? I can buy another card when prices drop down here.
 

RampantAndroid

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Well, really, anything would be a great gift for me. I always wanted a GTX! But what's the occasion for buying me a new videocard? :)

Leadtek has always had a better record/reputation....though BFG/eVGA and now XFX area really the top ones....

Both BFG and eVGA have 24/7 tech support....I cannot speak for XFX or leadtek.
 

Barrakooda

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heard a few people have problems with the XFX artifacting at stock speeds maybe they where oc versions.evga not big down here and cost about AUS$200 more.Apparently the Leadteks have good coolers?
 

Sentry2

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Should be a great card. Nice looking system. I want that new Asus A8N32 but I need new video cards first. I'm also gonna wait for a couple of months for the price to drop on that board. Evga, BFG, or Leadtek would be my first choice. Good Luck!
 

Nextman916

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Evga has the upper hand right now i think. They offer 24/7 support which is pretty friendly from my exp, also their lifetime warranty covers more than BFG i think, allowing transfers and covers overclocking. And unlike the previous generation they now overclock their cards and house the most powerful gtx. Im not saying you cant oc over the KO but stock the KO beats all.
 

Zenoth

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I own a Leadtek PX7800 GTX actually. And I use the new BIOS provided on their web-site. It's over-clocked to 450 / 1250. I can reach 485 / 1325 on that same BIOS, but as soon as the Core reaches 490+ I get Core-related artifacts in pretty much all DirectX games I test for some reasons, might just be over-heating due to my own PC Case air-flow that isn't good enough for higher over-clocks.

I let it run at 460 / 1300 at the moment. Very stable, and I save a few frames-per-seconds here and there. Very good product.
 

Madellga

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I have also one, upgraded with the bios for 450MHz (Leadtek website).

Mine runs fine at 490/1.35, but I have good case airflow (Antec P160).

The card is good and runs silently. I can't hear its fan except during boot time.
 

Barrakooda

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Nov 5, 2005
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Ok thx people think ill get one of these,this stuff is going into a P180 case so cooling shouldnt be a worry just yet.thx again
 

DrZoidberg

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im in oz too, its hard to get evga in Australia,
go to statice

search for evga 7800 and theres only few matches
search for leadtek 7800 and theres 6 pages of matches

leadtek is good im currently using leadtek video card. However, Leadtek seems to always have a extreme version and a normal version, extreme version is good but because they do it so often it seems to me like they test out the core and bin the higher overclocking cores so they can sell it as extreme versions and get more money.

I guess evga and xfx also do it cause they have a normal version and a more expensive factory overclock version but i think this limits us consumers on trying to overclock a 'normal' non extreme version as less chance of getting a great overclock...
 

tuteja1986

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i will sell you mine for $500AUD :) ... I need money for either X1800XT 512MB or Geforce 7800GTX 512MB ... its an gigabyte 7800GTX 256MB : )
 

Kinnetic

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My girlfriend is running a Leadtek 6800 and its sucks the big one. I've seen an ASUS 6600GT seriously outperform her card in graphics intensive games like AOM III and she is only running Sims 2. So if the 7800 is anything the 6800, you may want to pick another manufacturer, like BFG.