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Old 10-09-2005, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i've got $200 to spend on computer upgrades!! I use my pc for a lot of things including gaming. I'd like to upgrade anything that will improve my gaming experience. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Like I posted on your other thread;

$43 - 1 x 512MB Kingston ValueRAM.

$153 - eVGA GeForce 6600GT PCie16-version. I did a bit of rescearch on your mobo and found that it has a PCIexpress x 16 slot for the videocard so that videocard and your motherboard are compatible.

Price will go over $200 with shipping and handling, hope you can afford that

With that upgrade, you'll have a PC that will run BF2 on mid-settings without lag due to PC.
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lol you know a lot man, thanks a bunch!
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just wondering, will i notice a considerable difference between this x700 pro and the 6600 GT?
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I'm not very familiar with the X700 series and how they perform, but from what I know (and a bit of guessing) I'd say you'll see a huge improvement in performance (I know I did, check the bottom of my sig :classic: ).
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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not by much http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1739012,00.asp
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From the website you linked;

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The AOpen card based on the 6600GT has a sizeable performance lead over the Sapphire card based on the X700 Pro.
The only time that the X700 catches up is during 1600x1200 resolutions, and I doubt you'll be able to run at 1600x1200 with your PC Riceball. If you upgrade, we will have practically the same PC and I know I can't run at 1600x1200 very well.
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wow i feel like killing myself for buying that x700 for $170. Maybe i'll have to sell it on ebay lol.
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wow i feel like killing myself for buying that x700 for $170. Maybe i'll have to sell it on ebay lol.
I bought a FX5200 from Circuit City for...too much. It was back when I didn't even know what a motherboard was.... I know the feeling of wanting to shoot yourself though, lol. :classic:
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lol, and me buying a 9200se.
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