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Old 01-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i was doing some more reserch on the a good video card...how bout this one from bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1&type=product
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's a much better card than the 9600XT, but that's a PCIe card, so you're going to have to get a compatible motherboard.

The 9800 Pro is a great card for it's value right now though, so I suggest considering it. The 9800Xt isn't really worth it's price now in my opinion, you can easily overclock the Pro past the XT.
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in my opinion, i would go with 6800 gt rather than the x700 pro
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so a 9800pro or a 6800 gt...hmm they are more expenisve than the 9600xt so should i know cut back on the ram...or cut my 80gig hd to 60 or stick with the onboard audio...
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I'd recommend slicing out the soundcard, onboard sound may not be perfect, but it works just fine for me. You can always easily add on a soundcard later if you desire, but in all honesty, memory and video output are a whole lot more demanding than sound, so it's better to invest more in the things that are crucial to a good, clean performing system.

Drop the soundcard, and you should be able to get a 9800 Pro without sacrificing any other components methinks.
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k i will thx guyz
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yeah, some intergrated sound chipsets are suprisingly good
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I would get Kingmax 2x512MB PC3700 or PC4000 'Hardcore' RAM instead of Corsair, it is less expensive and overclocks better (because it uses less voltage and runs cooler)
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btw...i know many of u sed the onboard audio is decent...but just to check....how good is it really?...i mean i dont want to play games or listen to music with distorted sounds...
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Dude, I bought all the stuff in my sig for around $1200. They are about the best parts you can get for that budget. Don't dare go with a 9600XT with a $1300 budget !! IT's good but you could afford so much better.

Edit: All the stuff except the speakers.
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