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Old 10-07-2006, 05:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is the videocard i have now: Asus 6600

How much better would this Saphire x1600pro be than my asus 6600? Would it be worth the money to upgrade to it?

Also what about this XFX 7600GS , how much of an improvemwnt will it be over my 6600?
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Also there's this BFG 6800GS at newegg for only 170, i think its a pretty good deal, bcuz i dont wanna pay 240 for a 7800gs and all the other card aren't as good as this, What do u guys think?
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you want to upgrade your cpu, then check my post in this thread,
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=125383
the very last post at the moment.
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buy the video card trotter suggested, and if you wanna save some money maybe get a slightly lower-end motherboard. get another 2 sticks of 512mb (make sure the motherboard you pick doesn't downclock the RAM to DDR333 with 4 sticks, as mine does)

that should cost you around $400, and you can sell off your old mobo and video card, and maybe get $100 back or something...
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Yea I'd go with what Trotter suggested. That 7900GTO is awesome.
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Oh get the XFX 7600GT instead of the 6800, much better value. Its 136.99 after $10 rebate on Newegg.
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Ok well i wanna go with this mobo. It is decent for the price, plus it is on sale for $39.99 at my local computer store. ECS NF4-A939 it is average and it has an nf4 chipset which is better than my ULI crap that i ahve now. Its got 4 ram slots and pci-E, and its o/cing shouldn't be too bad considering its nf4. Its really good for the price considering im getting it for 40 bux. So for the videocard i could get the 7900GTO, but i kinda wanted to spend less, What baout this card?
Radeon x850xt: It has 16 pipes and its 256 bit, it also has high clock speeds.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688

Do you think its pretty good for the price or would a 7600gt be better?
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I have no idea if the x850xt is better than the 7600gt... or vice versa, I got the 7600gt since Simcity 4 seems to like nvidia cards and drivers more than ATI.

Oh if you're getting a mobo with an nvidia chipset, just get the 7600gt.

Tomshardware test on both and another card
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/08/...own/index.html

& check these threads out
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardw...ict180026.html
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1047364
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I skipped most of the responses but I'd go with 2 gig of RAM, new board, and a decent PCIE vidya card. The rest, HDD, CPU, case, PSU, etc, just keep that.

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