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Old 10-29-2006, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Upgrading motherboard and videocard. Help decide.

Ok right now you can see my specs in my sig, but i am currently using a socket 939 gigabyte mobo with AGP. I want to go pci express, and i ahve got liek $200 to do that. The thing is I am going to need a motherboard and a decent videocard for under $200.

I just bought battlefield 2142 and i can play find on medium, but with some lag, and low fps. My plan is to get a new mobo and videocard now, and then later get a dual core opty to go with it, and just stick with that. So what do you guys think would be good for a $200 budget?

I want a mobo that will be good for o/cing since my mobo now can't and i want to take advantage of my athlon 64 3000+ whiel i have it.

Thanx for your opinions.
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for a video card you could pick up a recertified 6800gs (130$) or a x800GTO.. for motherboard you could search around newegg.. i'll give it a look right now as well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128306

there's an SLi Gigabyte mobo for like 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130063

recertified 6800 gs 130.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131007

x800GTO 87.99

those should all do well, but i myself recommend the 6800gs
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Alrite thanx man, I liked that mobo too as one of my choices. Only thing is that a 7600gt is like the same price as a 6800gs, does the 6800gs outperform it? Also i saw a good radeon x850xt for $99, how is that card compared to a x800gto like you showed or a 6800gs?

Heres the x850xt:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102688R

and 7600gt:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
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the only thing about the 7600 i didnt like is its 128 bit ram... while the 6800gs has 256 bit... i don't know how they compare side to side.. but give me a few minutes and i'll tell you how they stack up to each other...

as for the radeons... i just plain wouldnt suggest them.. because i hear.. supposedly, that most radeons other than the X1XX series have problems and don't support alot of new features
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okay, after reading, go for the 7600 gs, its worth being 10 dollars more, its a good amount better in F.E.A.R, which is one of the most demanding games.. and thats reliable enough for me.. it was about a 10 fps difference which is a nice difference... the 7600 gt would be great
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Thanx Nos Boost so basically you're saying 7600gt<7600gs<6800gs?

Only thing is do you knwo if that mobo can o/c pretty good? I want to try to get my Athlon 64 3000 (1.8) to at least liek 2.2 or 2.4. Do you think it would do it? Also if i do get this motherboard whatever videocard i get i'll probaly save up more later and run them in SLi.
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more like 7600gt<6800gs<7600gs
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"Overclocking was easily done from the BIOS and we easily reached 2.5GHz with our Athlon64 3000+ Venice core."

quoted from planet amd 64
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Alrite that looks good, but my only other thing is this, after lookign at these charts the x850xt outperforms the 7600gt, and its only $100. It has 16 pipes and 256 bit interface.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=565&chart=196

Is it a better card? If i do go with an ati videocard think this mobo will be suitable, what do you guys think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136165

The mian game i will be playing is bf 2142, so which card and motherboard will give me best results in bf 2142? thanx
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hi how are you guys how are things going on i hope well. i was askin i have a laptop thats has 512 ram what is the best to get another 512 ram to make it 1 gig . change the ram to 1 gig so i can get another 1 gig.
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