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Old 08-08-2004, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default big upgrade - big price jump - worth it ?

My new system has not arrived yet and I'm thinking of ordering a different system.

IS IT WORTH THE EXTRA 400 GBP?

Original order: Athlon 64 3200 ( 754 motherboard )
X800 XT

New order : Athlon 64 3800 ( 939 motherboard )
6800 Ultra

The change in graphics did not alter the price, just the different CPU and mothorboard.


What do you guys think, will the new spec system be loads faster and worth the extra dosh ?

also still in 2 mind which graphics card to choose?
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, yeah it will make a heck of a difference, but I'm not familiar with that currency, plus it is up to you really
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looks like it would make one hell of a sysyem!
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If you can easily afford it, then definatly go for it.
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Old 08-08-2004, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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jjjdup, assuming you live in the UK, I'd very much like to know where you are buying your new rig from and where you found your Athlon 64 3800.
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Old 08-08-2004, 12:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am in the UK.

I am buying from mesh computers.

Here is a link to the spesific system.

http://www.meshcomputers.com/updated...43800ultra.htm

I might go for this but without the monitor as I've got a decent one.
I'll downgrade the ram as well as i've got 1 Gb corsair XMS
This will work out to about 1600 pounds (sterling)
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Old 08-08-2004, 12:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That looks good. i think mesh is kinda expensive but ur gettin a good price there. if moneys no problem, you should look at demonite pc's. there the best for high end and stuff. and there overclockerble.
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Old 08-08-2004, 01:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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with these specs :
Athlon 64 3800 (asus 939 motherboard)
1 Gb Corsair XMS low laytancy Ram
6800 ultra or X800XT
what sort of benchmarks can I expect ( 3dMark 2001SE and 2003)
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