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Old 07-05-2006, 03:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys its gonna be my birthday on july 18 and i am considering upgrading my ram that is 512 ddr and adding a gig and i possible might get a ATI x700 PRO 256MB AGP card but i dont know if i can get both so if you had to get one or the other what would you get? my system specs are right now Two pentium 4 processors running at 3.00 ghz each so 6 ghz toatal and a geforce fx 5600 ultra 128 mb ram and 512 pc3200 ddr ram i usally play World of warcraft and and "source" games i can run them fine now i can run source games on high and 1280 by 780 res and wow i have to run on low with 1280 by 1024 res so any help would be great thanks in advance later all

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Old 07-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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about the video card i was just wondering if it was going to be better than my current video card

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Old 07-05-2006, 04:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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how much are you planning on spending on this upgrade?

oh and where do you live?
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what do you mean u have 2 processors? are u saying its 2 seperate processors or a dual core processor? and definitely both, haha. , well i guess the video card would be a better choice, then sell ur old one to a sucker, and by some more ram.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i was informed its one processor with hyper threading i have a 3 year old alienware area-51 my system is pretty dated but it still played all the latest games fine and i dont know how lol im planning on spending like 200 max on this because its not my money lol
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That just means your one 3 GHz processor "pretends" it's two processors. And even if you did have two processors, it would not "add up" to 6GHz
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yah im dumb :-(
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For RAM, go with this:
G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB)

For graphics card, here's the best ones for AGP (on NewEgg, at least):
eVGA 256-A8-N505 Geforce 7800GS 256MB
($269.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

eVGA 128-A8-N374-TX Geforce 6800XT 128MB
($129.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

eVGA 256-A8-N340-TX Geforce 6600 256MB
($95.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Get a 6800XT and some Corsair value ram.

XFX 6800XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150157

Corsair Value Ram 2x512:

That comes out to aroudn $220, if that is to much than you can get the 128mb version of the card for cheaper. Still the same performance just lless onboard memory. Here's the 128mb version for $117

XFX 6800XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150158

If you get the 128mb version then it would come out to around $200 and be with in your limits.

Also if you want to stick with ati you can substitute the geforce 6800XT for a radeon x1600pro for aroudn the same price. Here's one.


New build in progress, but this is what I got for now:
-AMD x2 5200+
-Asus M3A78-EM AM2+
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