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Old 04-09-2004, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I havent bought this yet but heres the main components

AMD Athlon 3200+
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Nvidia 5700 ultra or Radeon 9600 xt
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BTW:What video card out of those two should i get?
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no such thing as a 800fsb for an AMD


I'd go with the 9600XT or for a few bucks more a 9800 Pro
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go for a 9600XT and dude.....I think you chose a P4 board instead of a Athlon board....just to let you know before you make a mistake
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800 mhz athlon is a dream.

Just like AMD actually telling people how fast their processors are
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Stick with the AMD Processor and the Radeon 9600xt. AMD chips are cheap as hell since their new 64-bit processors came out, and they're still fast as hell. Radeon's cards outperform nVidia's this generation, so get that 9600xt or maybe even a 9800...
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Okay, I am being kind of hard on AMD - but for the price and performance they really can't be beat - if you want overall stabilitythough - I like Intel better. Intel has always just been more stable, in my experience anyway. But really, there's no difference, all personal preference
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