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Old 08-19-2004, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, with the tons of new games coming out, I want to be prepared. Like Tribes :Vengence, Hl2, Halo 2(pc sometime)

I've been playing Doom3 and my computer runs a little laggy when playing my settings on high. I was curious what I could get for about $400 worth of hardware that would inprove my game play and computer profomance. Like New mother board & Processor? or maybe putting in a sound card? Things like that.

K7 Triton AGP8x/Dual Channel DDR motherboard
-AMD 2600 333mhz CPU
-120 Gig Seagate Sata 8MB buffer 7200rpm hard drive
-Black Pioneer DVR-106Bk CDR-DVR106BK DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo Drive
-SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
-19'' viewsonic monitor
-1 gig DDR RAM
-ATI's 9800 all-in-wonder pro Video card
-Four case Cooling fans

THis is what I have. Please let me know what I should improve for these newer games.
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hmm, systems looks well OK, doesnt seems requiring any addition, except at most you can get Barton Core AMD Athlon, as far as I know, 2600+ series isnt with Barton.

adding RAM will be as same as now. so its OK
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CPU = AMD Athlon 64 3400+ ( about a $300 CPU )
MoBo = Asus K8V SE Deluxe ( should find one on ebay for around $100 or less)

those should make you go a good bit faster!! or get a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ($100 cheaper) and get somethin else that could help ur gaming, like a better video card or somethin!!
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I'd say maybe buy a AMD64 and new mobo would be the best course of action You could max out the current CPU line you have now, but eventually you'll have to abandon the Athlon XP line

Other then that your fine, maybe treat yourselve to a Audigy 2 ZS and nice speakers
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yeah amd 64 3500+ w/ mobo should be about 550 maybe . . .
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CPU = AMD Athlon 64 3400+ ( about a $300 CPU )
MoBo = Asus K8V SE Deluxe ( should find one on ebay for around $100 or less)

those should make you go a good bit faster!! or get a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ($100 cheaper) and get somethin else that could help ur gaming, like a better video card or somethin!!

I thought maybe my video card was good enough, facker cost me nearly $400.
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I'd say maybe buy a AMD64 and new mobo would be the best course of action You could max out the current CPU line you have now, but eventually you'll have to abandon the Athlon XP line

Other then that your fine, maybe treat yourselve to a Audigy 2 ZS and nice speakers

Speakers? Well, I was thinking about a good sound card, but haven't looked around. Far as speakers I have my computer hooked into my Stero Amp, a good one, then stero speakers.
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Speakers? Well, I was thinking about a good sound card, but haven't looked around. Far as speakers I have my computer hooked into my Stero Amp, a good one, then stero speakers.
It was just a silly thought
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new cpu and mobo definately, that would be the best performance increase with 400$ the rad 9800pro is already a real good gfx card, no need to get a 6800gt or ultra, wait for something better when it comes out.
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