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Ordered mine from ccl on Sunday with the cheapest delivery(£4.99) and it arrived today (Tuesday) which I thought was very fast, you shouldn't need to spend extra for next day delivery.

Also this Graphics card is EXCELLENT value for a low noise HTPC, especially when you consider it has a £20(minimum) silent heatsink pre-installed(Zalman VNF100).

The box contains two adapters including the black HDMI adapter, also with a few other things such as cd/2 cables/ and a card allowing free access to Half Life 2: Lost Coast and Half-Life 2:Deathmatch when you create a Steam Account.

-now 0 left in stock at novatech:
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heat and repped :)
#2
cheaper here £24 delivered, so cold http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?HIS-26XT#top
bought similar HIS one from novatech, works great in a htpc
#3
bearman3784
cheaper here £24 delivered, so cold http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?HIS-26XT#top
bought similar HIS one from novatech, works great in a htpc


Thanks bearman, that price(£24.55) is amazing value. I cant vouch for the company however. :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
Resident
Thanks bearman, that price(£24.55) is amazing value. I cant vouch for the company however. :thumbsup:


i can its where i got mine from :thumbsup: £1.99 delivery option came in 2 days so no point bothering with next day delivery
#5
Great price for this card.
But bare in mind this has heat sinks on both sides so make sure there is enough clearance on the card slots. Most motherboard manufactures leave plenty of room front side but very little on the backside.

So hot for me, but I suspect the Nvidia fanboys will cold it due to poor benchmarks results on Anti-aliasing in 2 games they never play!
#6
does this handle call of duty 4? i was amazed that my old old athlon xp 3000+ system manages to play it once i threw in a AGP Gainward 7600GT!! Dont think I'll get so lucky with world at war though haha.
#7
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Great price for this card.
But bare in mind this has heat sinks on both sides so make sure there is enough clearance on the card slots. Most motherboard manufactures leave plenty of room front side but very little on the backside.

So hot for me, but I suspect the Nvidia fanboys will cold it due to poor benchmarks results on Anti-aliasing in 2 games they never play!


or maybe they voted it cold being cheaper elsewhere?
#8
is this better than an 8500gt??
#9
clnmckec
is this better than an 8500gt??

Yes I would say so. It does need slightly more power than the 8500GT.

The 2600XT is supposed to be somewhere between the 8600GT and an 8600GTS. The 2600XT can also do audio over HDMI which the 8500GT can not.
#10
Please can anyone tell if this card would have enough power to run HDMI video from the Xbox 360 HD drive on a PC, as my Radeon X1300 can not handle it?
#11
Resident
Thanks bearman, that price(£24.55) is amazing value. I cant vouch for the company however. :thumbsup:


Novatech have been around for years and they're a good company.

peterpickles
Please can anyone tell if this card would have enough power to run HDMI video from the Xbox 360 HD drive on a PC, as my Radeon X1300 can not handle it?


Largely it's your CPU that matters but this card does have decoding assistance for HD DVD/Blue Ray and the X1300 doesn't so if your CPU is marginal it might make the difference.
#12
peterpickles
Please can anyone tell if this card would have enough power to run HDMI video from the Xbox 360 HD drive on a PC, as my Radeon X1300 can not handle it?


You would need a very fast CPU to run Blu Ray and HD DVD with no assistance from an HD graphics card or good onboard graphics. I am not sure that it would even be possible to play the high def discs smoothly with no help.

This card is one of the best for taking the load off the cpu. I would also look at the new ATI HD4550 and HD4350.
#13
I'm in the market for a really cheap passively cooled PCI-E graphics card just to speed up the Vista desktop but it must have reasonably low power consumption and run fairly cool (I'm a quiet pc enthusiast). From what I hear this runs quite hot so I was just wondering if people had any experience with cooling it quietly. I don't really want to spend any more than £30 because I never play games so does anyone have any opinions on alternatives that might fit the bill? Thanks!
#14
All this passive cooling melarkey makes me laugh...where do people think the heat is going to go?

Well, I'll tell ya.....it stays internally within your case...which will quickly turn into a furnace *unless* you have good case ventialation (ie fans...the very thing you were trying to avoid!)
#15
I can't find any figures on how many watts this thing actually kicks out. I've had no problem running a 9550 or before that a 8500DV fanless with minimal case ventilation. If you don't game, the power draw is much lower.
#16
Would this card be an improvement on a radeon X1650 256mb
#17
HankMcSpank
All this passive cooling melarkey makes me laugh...where do people think the heat is going to go?

Well, I'll tell ya.....it stays internally within your case...which will quickly turn into a furnace *unless* you have good case ventialation (ie fans...the very thing you were trying to avoid!)


But you can buy good silent case fans that are much larger and run a lot quieter for longer than any graphics card fan could. :thumbsup:

Personally for me I wanted passive for my htpc as it will only be on for 2 hours or so each night and in that time it will not be pushed very hard.

As for a low power passive card for aero. How about a 8400GS: Link
#18
Thanks Resident. I'm so out of touch with graphics cards, last time I was looking things were a whole lot simpler! I think this 2600XT is a little too power hungry for my needs.

Given that gaming performance doesn't bother me I'm considering a HD 3450 to real drive down the power usage but give some nice perks. How does that compare to a 8400GS?
#19
markao;3374040
Would this card be an improvement on a radeon X1650 256mb
Assuming you mean in 3D games, only a slight improvement.
#20
willdashwood
Thanks Resident. I'm so out of touch with graphics cards, last time I was looking things were a whole lot simpler! I think this 2600XT is a little too power hungry for my needs.

Given that gaming performance doesn't bother me I'm considering a HD 3450 to real drive down the power usage but give some nice perks. How does that compare to a 8400GS?


Out of the two I would go for the HD3450, I believe it has lower power consumption , you can see a comparison here: Link

The very newly announced HD4350 and HD4550 are extremely efficient with power. HD4550 operates at under 20W on full load. In comparison the HIS HD 2600XT is reported to consume 23W at idle and 50W under load.
#21
All these model numbers confuse me, as sure sign I'm getting old! Sounds like I might be best holding out for either a HD4350 or HD4550 as it's a card I could probably take with me when I eventually upgrade to a new i7 system (since Intel motherboards seem to lack any decent IGPs). Thanks Resident!
1 Like #22
HankMcSpank
All this passive cooling melarkey makes me laugh...where do people think the heat is going to go?

Well, I'll tell ya.....it stays internally within your case...which will quickly turn into a furnace *unless* you have good case ventialation (ie fans...the very thing you were trying to avoid!)


It’s a lot easier to make a cool and quiet computer by focusing on the case ventilation, as Resident has pointed out.

For a short while last year, I had this card installed in my HTPC. During the hot summer months it would quickly go above 80° whilst idling, and rise to over 100° under load. It ran fine at those temperatures, but I was concerned enough to swap it out for a 3450, which has been much more suited to the task Just waiting for the passive 4550’s to become available and it’s upgrade time again!
#23
EndlessWaves
Novatech have been around for years and they're a good company.
Largely it's your CPU that matters but this card does have decoding assistance for HD DVD/Blue Ray and the X1300 doesn't so if your CPU is marginal it might make the difference.


Resident
You would need a very fast CPU to run Blu Ray and HD DVD with no assistance from an HD graphics card or good onboard graphics. I am not sure that it would even be possible to play the high def discs smoothly with no help.

This card is one of the best for taking the load off the cpu. I would also look at the new ATI HD4550 and HD4350.


Thanks for the replies
I have a an Athlon dual core 4200+ CPU, I can see the High def frames, but I think it is just the graphics card that can not render the video quick enough....
#24
Hyperdrive
It’s a lot easier to make a cool and quiet computer by focusing on the case ventilation, as Resident has pointed out.

For a short while last year, I had this card installed in my HTPC. During the hot summer months it would quickly go above 80° whilst idling, and rise to over 100° under load. It ran fine at those temperatures, but I was concerned enough to swap it out for a 3450, which has been much more suited to the task Just waiting for the passive 4550’s to become available and it’s upgrade time again!


I don't doubt that...but I just wanted to raise everyone's awareness that they're still going to need fans in their HTPC. In many ways, iIt's actually much more efficient to vent at source (rather than have to deal with the secondary effects of having a fanless video card) . If it's a quiet, efficient HTPC you're after, there's a strong argument for getting a standard video card then fitting an aftermarket vitually silent fan that vents the hot air out of the case.
#25
Resident
Thanks bearman, that price(£24.55) is amazing value. I cant vouch for the company however. :thumbsup:


Novatech's customer service is 2nd to none in my experience, great company.
#26
hot price on novatech! over £40 on ebuyer
#27
...and it should be added i ordered 2 when there was 10 in stock, so still available on novatech
1 Like #28
HankMcSpank
I don't doubt that...but I just wanted to raise everyone's awareness that they're still going to need fans in their HTPC. In many ways, iIt's actually much more efficient to vent at source (rather than have to deal with the secondary effects of having a fanless video card) . If it's a quiet, efficient HTPC you're after, there's a strong argument for getting a standard video card then fitting an aftermarket vitually silent fan that vents the hot air out of the case.


I'm a relative newbie at quiet PCs, but recently got a passive cooler for my X1650 as the fan on it was the loudest thing in my case.
I've already got 3 fans (two in, one out) that are very, very very quiet - in fact, you have to get your ear right next to them to know they're running. The temperatures in my case didn't go up at all - and the temperature of my GPU went down compared to the old fan.
So I understand your advice for caution, but you can go passive and have complete silence from your graphics card - rather than have "some" noise from a new fan. I had previously installed a zalman quiet fan thing on another graphics card, and you could still hear it - and it still blew hot air around the case. I've not seen a virtually silent fan graphics card solution that vents all the air out of the case - perhaps you could put one up so people could see what the alternatives are.
#29
HankMcSpank
All this passive cooling melarkey makes me laugh...where do people think the heat is going to go?

Well, I'll tell ya.....it stays internally within your case...which will quickly turn into a furnace *unless* you have good case ventialation (ie fans...the very thing you were trying to avoid!)


very true. passive cooling on powerful hardware just doesnt work. i even burnt a Pentium3 on 100% passive cooling. you need something to shift the air around.
more power = more heat = more noise
#30
ourdave
I've not seen a virtually silent fan graphics card solution that vents all the air out of the case - perhaps you could put one up so people could see what the alternatives are.


There are lots of them, here's what a quick Google image seach yields...

http://resources.vr-zone.com/floppyimage/ichill/4.jpg

There are plenty in this vein made by a company called 'arctic cooling' too.

It's a double win with this type VGA cooler in that they take air from your case, blow it over the VGA cooler & then expel it outside of your case. The fans are quite large & don't have particularly high RPM, so they're barely audible.
#31
I notice these say Integrated CrossFire can I buy 2 of these and use Integrated CrossFire to use them as 1 and if so is it going to be as good as a single card at the same price as 2 of them and does it come with the crossfire cable?
#32
Hank - the passive cooler I got for my graphics card was from Artiic Cooling so I do know the company, but I've read both that you can still hear the fans, and that they don't always exhaust all the air out, and some of it gets blown over the motherboard. It was those reviews, plus my experience with the Zalman on a 9800 Pro a couple of years ago, that led me to go passive - and that's totally quiet, and still doesn't raise temperatures, or noise.
#33
ourdave
Hank - the passive cooler I got for my graphics card was from Artiic Cooling so I do know the company, but I've read both that you can still hear the fans, and that they don't always exhaust all the air out, and some of it gets blown over the motherboard. It was those reviews, plus my experience with the Zalman on a 9800 Pro a couple of years ago, that led me to go passive - and that's totally quiet, and still doesn't raise temperatures, or noise.


I had one...it was essentially silent from more than 1.5m.

Each to their own....the point of my original post is that with passive coolers....overall, you're *still* not going to get total silence, as you've just moved the 'problem' along (ie to the case fans)
1 Like #34
HankMcSpank
I had one...it was essentially silent from more than 1.5m.

Each to their own....the point of my original post is that with passive coolers....overall, you're *still* not going to get total silence, as you've just moved the 'problem' along (ie to the case fans)


True, but what you're missing is that large diameter case fans can deal with that "problem" much more efficiently by acheiving same same airflow with less RPM and therefore less noise. My HTPC has 3 120mm fans (1 in, 2 out) and the only thing I can hear next to it is the hard disk. The other point is that fans invariably become noisier over time and have a limited life (especially if run 24/7), and by adding extra fans you're just increasing potential points of failure as well as noise sources.
#35
HankMcSpank
I had one...it was essentially silent from more than 1.5m.

Each to their own....the point of my original post is that with passive coolers....overall, you're *still* not going to get total silence, as you've just moved the 'problem' along (ie to the case fans)


Well if you only want it as a HTPC then you may be better off with a Popcorn Hour A-110.
1 Like #36
HankMcSpank
All this passive cooling melarkey makes me laugh...where do people think the heat is going to go?

Well, I'll tell ya.....it stays internally within your case...which will quickly turn into a furnace *unless* you have good case ventialation (ie fans...the very thing you were trying to avoid!)


The ISA/PCI/AGP/PCI-E format was never designed with very hot devices in mind and as a result there's only limited ways you can cool a card and you're limited in fan size, for the best cooling you're better off passing the job along to the case which can be set up much more efficiently for cooling giving you less noise.

willdashwood
I can't find any figures on how many watts this thing actually kicks out. I've had no problem running a 9550 or before that a 8500DV fanless with minimal case ventilation. If you don't game, the power draw is much lower.


21W idle, 49W load

timboellis
I notice these say Integrated CrossFire can I buy 2 of these and use Integrated CrossFire to use them as 1 and if so is it going to be as good as a single card at the same price as 2 of them and does it come with the crossfire cable?


Provided you can put up with the microstuttering, don't mind having to manually turn crossfire off for games that don't support it and can live with the high power consumption it might be worth looking at for this price.
#37
ANyone know if this is better than a XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Edition? I got that in my media centre and a X1800XT 512MB in my main pc (the latter a noise hounder!)

Ta
#38
Got mine today from Novotech.

It says HDTV cable included on box, is this an HDMI cable? If so mine was missing.

Also a word of warning on postage. I had difficulty with my registered credit card at checkout cos it had expired and been re-issued earlier this year, hence it was rejected. After sorting I comfirmed order only to find that despite choosing slow del(£1.99) I had been charged Next Day del (£4.99), making it less of a bargain. :x
#39
Hdt cable will be the red/green/blue component cable which plugs into the Svideo type port,
Tony
#40
Max-Power;3381286
ANyone know if this is better than a XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Edition?
If you mean in 3D graphics performance, have a look at this comparison - not worth upgrading to this IMHO.

scattycat;3386982
After sorting I comfirmed order only to find that despite choosing slow del(£1.99) I had been charged Next Day del (£4.99), making it less of a bargain. :x
Take it up with no Novatech. But prior to this, are you sure you didn't inadvertently turn the mouse scroll button & select 'Next Day' delivery before submitting your order? And was it actually delivered next day?

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