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Old 08-19-2005, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about upgrading my computer for gaming purposes and i would like to know what upgrade you might recommend. I have

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ at 2 Ghz

Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128 MB

1 Gig of 333 Mhz pc 2700 ram

should i upgrade my processor to an AMD Athlon 64 4000+ or
should i upgrade my video card to a ati radeon x800 pro.
Please help. Remember it is for gaming purposes.

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Old 08-19-2005, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well you should upgrade your CPU and Video Card, but the video card has a higher priority over the CPU in gaming.

So upgrade your vid card first.

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Old 08-19-2005, 10:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get the best cpu you can afford.
And get a 7800GT if you can afford it.

But if your on like a 160 dollar budget for a GFX Card then get a EVGA 6600GT
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Processor over video card. But your motherboard support AMD64. It has to be socket 939.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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my motherboard does not support it but i already figured that into my pricing

$500 for 4000+ and an asus a8n-e socket 939


$250 for SAPPHIRE 100600-Red Radeon X800PRO 256MB
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the suggestion about the video card it looks like a nice card.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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x800pro is a bad choice.. Many people have been tlaking about this on these forums. 6800GT will perform better than it. Search beedubaya's posts, you'll get the idea, lol
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, DON'T GET THE X800PRO! I have an X800 Pro, and while its a good card in itself, it can't compare in one bit to the 6800 GT which is the same price! Its pretty much a no brainer...the choice between the two. Get the 6800 GT.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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what is the difference between avg and pci express 16x
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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im getting the 6800gt but should i get pci express 16x or avg

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