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    ok ive finally caved in and decided to buy a 9800 pro, and yes i plan on overclocking the poop out of it. im thinking about buying the hercules 3d prophet, but im not sure if they make the best overclock ready 9800 pros? i just dont wanna make a bad decision or a not-the-best decision.
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    ok i know yall are looking at this thread...how about some input please?!
    ASUS P4S800 motherboard
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    geiL 512 PC3200 RAM
    80GB 7200RPM HDD
    PowerColor Radeon 9600XT
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    Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 speakers
    Dell Sony P1110 21'' monitor

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    dude281: Personally I like Hercules cards, I'm on my third and about to buy my fourth a 3D Prophet 9800 XT, so my view is biased. They are more expensive than other brands, but I think they're worth it. Here's a few reviews for you to read, which should help you make up your own mind.

    3D Prophet 9800 Pro review 1
    3D Prophet 9800 Pro review 2
    3D Prophet 9800 Pro review 3

    Another option is to buy a Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 and mod it into a Pro.

    Flash your 3D Prophet 9800 into a 9800 Pro
    WARNING! Read this article carefully if you are seriously considering this option.

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    is modding the 9800 into a pro a good idea in your opinion? ill probably just buy the pro to be safe, but whats your input on the mod idea? thanks for the reply though
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    geiL 512 PC3200 RAM
    80GB 7200RPM HDD
    PowerColor Radeon 9600XT
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 speakers
    Dell Sony P1110 21'' monitor

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    Reflashing is perfectly safe. I did it with my 9700 along with a few mods and it's running along at a subtle 450mhz core :)

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    If you get a non pro card make sure it uses the fast memory like the Pros. Otherwise if you buy one where they skimped out and used cheap memory it wont be as good of an overclocker or performer.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    dude281: Personally I would buy the 9800 Pro, but I wanted you to be aware there was an option.

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    yeah im just gonna get the hercules pro. thanks guys
    ASUS P4S800 motherboard
    P4 2.4ghz 800mhz fsb HT @ 2.84
    geiL 512 PC3200 RAM
    80GB 7200RPM HDD
    PowerColor Radeon 9600XT
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 speakers
    Dell Sony P1110 21'' monitor

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    Wanna sell me your 5600 then?
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    yeah but i wont get the new card until novemberish, and by then ill probably buy an XT. so yeah come novemberish ill be looking to sell the 5600
    ASUS P4S800 motherboard
    P4 2.4ghz 800mhz fsb HT @ 2.84
    geiL 512 PC3200 RAM
    80GB 7200RPM HDD
    PowerColor Radeon 9600XT
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 speakers
    Dell Sony P1110 21'' monitor

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