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Old 12-14-2005, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an Athlon XP 1800+ for free and I wanted to buy a new video card. I was looking at the 6600GT APG version, now I'm probably going to be unlocking the multipliers and overclocking the cpu but I don't have the best motherboard. I have the Gigabyte GA-7VAX. I've flashed the bios and updated it to it's most recent one. The system has 512MB of OCZ value ram at 400MHz. Will it be woth it to buy a 6600GT? What kind of frames will I get in games like DOOM3 and HL-2?
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone?
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my processor and ram are higher, but that motherboard is better...

doom3 works fine for me... (medium/high settings)

I don't have halflife 2,

but starwars battlefront, and 2 work excelently at highest settings...

and need for speed most wanted works fine with all settings maxed out, untill my pc gets hot (I'm only useing stock cooling...)
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Yea I wan't to get this PC running faster a bit faster, right now I have a Radeon 128 pro lol. I was looking at overclock this hs/f to get a decent overclock, is it any good. Looks good to me, I can pick it up for $18 Canadian. Is there anything else that would be good to upgrade? BTW what your fps?
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i would get the 6600gt if i were u but get the 8x/4x version so if u ever upgrade to a better cpu ull be able to use the 8x.
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I don't know if I'm going to upgrade. My friend wants to sell me his computer, it's got 512MB of ram (must upgrade that), Athlon 64 3400+ (SKT 754), 9600XT 256MB, Asus K8N-E NF3 motherboard. There's no hard drive or case and psu. He wants $450 Canadian for it, any good? If I buy the 6600GT I'll get it for X-mas then can pop it into my Athlon XP. After when and if I buy my friends system, I can sell my Athlon XP but put the 9600XT on it. Sound like a plan lol?
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I don't know if I'm going to upgrade. My friend wants to sell me his computer, it's got 512MB of ram (must upgrade that), Athlon 64 3400+ (SKT 754), 9600XT 256MB, Asus K8N-E NF3 motherboard. There's no hard drive or case and psu. He wants $450 Canadian for it, any good? If I buy the 6600GT I'll get it for X-mas then can pop it into my Athlon XP. After when and if I buy my friends system, I can sell my Athlon XP but put the 9600XT on it. Sound like a plan lol?
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
$174.00

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
$81.50

Video Card: eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214
$125.00

RAM: GeIL Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144310
$77.51

Total: $455=527 Canadian
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527 Canadian + duties +plus GST tax +PST tax, ahhhhhhhh gotta love Québec.
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Sounds like you need to go visit a friend who lives just over the border...
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Lol, too bad my only American friend lives in California. I've devised a new plan.

$172.49 - Athlon 64 3000

$126.5 - MSI NEO4-F 939

$160.99 - OCZ Premier 1024 ram dual channel

$93.14 - Maxtor 80GB Hard drive

6800GS 256, 256BIT, GDDR3 for Christmas, thank you Jesus!

All after taxes and shipping
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