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Old 04-27-2004, 08:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Doesnt matter if its SATA or ATA ports, after all benchmarks have proven the insignificant differences between them

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Are you even sure about getting a 400w if you have a 9800pro? It is power hungry... you should know that.

By The Way, This Post Is My 400th Post

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Old 04-27-2004, 04:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rookie1010
why ati over nvidia?
i got an nvidia 5700 xt, it is not bad.

i guess for a 1000 dollar pc you could go for a 5700xt
for a 2000 dollar you would go for a 5950.

but the word is on the street that pci express is on the way. i dont know if it is going to be better than agp.

maybe you should wait till the end of the year, let the dust settle and then decide on what you want?
My friend said the same, until he replaced his TI4200 with a compairable ATI Radeon model, he was surprised in the improved graphics. I have been a fan of 3dfx until nvidia bought them out when they were going under, still have my v5 5500 agp.. When I need to, I am going with a nice Radeon 9600XT.
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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what difference does one notice in graphics.

i just got a 5700xt gigabyte, what is the comparable ati video card?
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I personally used other types of graphic cards. I found the 9600XT or 9800XT cards to be #1 on the market for the price.
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well unless one has a garbage monitor, one would notice ati's Radeons give a sharper more colorful image, and offer better overall performance. I have had many people tell me they perfer ati over nvidia once they try a Radeon.
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I am the one that started this thread and whoever said 1000 dollar machine "1000.00 = I can build you an OK p4 3.2 system with asus MB/OK case/modem/keyboard/mouse/ cheap speakers/100gb hard drive/512mb ddr400/128mb video fx5200"

U are a complete dumbass who knows nothing for 997 i could build a gaming machine with 19 inch. monitor and everything, here it is

Case: Aspire X-Dreamer II (with 350W PSU) - $50
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Retail - $121
Cooling: included Retail HSF - $0
Motherboard: MSI K7N2 Delta-L - $72
Memory: 512-MB (2x256-MB) Corsair PC3200 DDR - $112
Hard Drive: 80GB Western Digital SE (8-MB) - $67
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128-MB OEM - $169
Monitor: Samsung 955DF - $185
Sound Card: 6-Channel Integrated - $0
Speakers: Logitech Z640 6-Piece Speaker System - $60
CD/DVD-ROM: AOpen 48x24x48x16 Combo Drive - $50
Communications: Onboard LAN - $0
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical - $15
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard - $15
Operating System: Windows XP Home - $81
Floppy: - $0

Total: $997

nice speakers nice monitor spend 30 more dollars and get a 9800 pro. fx 5200 my *** u stupid dumbass i am glad i didnt listen to you morons.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally posted by becroydon
no forget nvidia, ati 5600xt pro is good and relatively cheap, if its games you wanna play, pentium has higher clock speeds and lower temps
ATI dosen't make the 5600XT..Nvidia does and it's not a great gaming card at all for the newer games on the marker as it's only 64bit. The next gen graphics
cards are around the corner so you'll be able to score a radeon 9800
pro or an Nvidia 5900 for reatively cheap. If your going to run a high end card your also going to need a decent CPU to keep up with it, I'd be inclined to say at least a 2.4 Ghz on a mobo with a 533 or 800Mhz FSB. You'll also want a good GB RAM of PC 2700-
3200. Depending on what games you'll be playing of course but
if Doom3/FarCry/Battlefield Vietnam/UT2004 are on your wish list your not going to get very good results on a $500 system. You can find some pretty good prices at

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