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Old 02-02-2006, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got the game FEAR and my PC cant handle the game play. Anyways, I am looking to upgrade. Half life 2 is pretty smooth and so is Prince of Persia, but FEAR destroys my system.

here are my specs.

asus a7n8x
AMD athlon xp 2400+ (1.95 GHz) Socket A
1 gig RAM
nVidia 5500 graphics card

1. Are there any good 6600 or 6800 AGP cards? I do not have PCI express on my MOBO.

2. Should I get new MOBO with PCI Express? I like AMD and Asus, that is what i ahve always used. any recommendations on PCI-E MOBO's?

any info would help.

thanks

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mmm... Just get a 6800GS AGP.
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what is your budget. you could do with a new system to be frank. if u want to run games like FEAR you would need to upgrade everything.

grab a new mobo, cpu and video card and ur set. i duno bout ur ram.
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i could spend about 400-500. any recomendations?
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well defiantely get a new mobo. got for socket 939 for amd.
get an amd athlon 64 Cpu. id recommend a 3700+ san diego.

get a new mobo. MSI Neo NF4 something like that. someone fill me in.
Im gettin a DFI Ultra-D .

they both are decent and have PCI-E slots.

Grab a 7800GT video card and ur away.
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i'm guessing that a 7800GT and a 3700+ would already be breaking his budget, but thats just what i think
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u can get a 7800GT and a 3700 san diego for $500 but if its breakin ur budget then go for a cheaper AMD 64.
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what do you think of the Asus A8N SLI or Gigabyte K8N?
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juss get a 6800gs and msi k8n neo4-f, and try getting at least a athlon 3000+
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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in a perfect world, this is what i would get:

GIGABYTE 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

it would run between $800 and $900.

i have had 3 previous asus MOBO and never had any problems with them. it may take a little longer to get, but worth the wait.
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