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Old 05-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was gettin a new computer with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ and an ATI Radeon 9800XT....

then i found out about the Intel 3.4 ghz thing and the ATI Radeon X800 pro and XT crap... now heres my problem, what do i get. do i stick with the AMD and the 9800XT or spend more money and get the Intel and go for the X800. plz help me out!!

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Old 05-08-2004, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well if this system will be used for high end gaming then how about you spend a little more to get the Athlon 64 3400+ coupled with the X800 video card. or even better spend even more and get an fx-53 processor with the X800 video card. That's what i would do, and what you should do IMO

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Old 05-08-2004, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the Athloon 64 3400+'s are less expensive than P4 3.4GHZ...... or maybe it's just where I live
If it were me, I'd get the Athlon 64 3400+ and the 9800XT
Windows "longhorn" will only be able to run on 64-bit CPU's so you'll be ahead when it comes out
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When the X800XT comes out im pretty sure its going to be the same price as the 9800XT is right now anyway, or at least the X800 pro. So I would wait a few weeks and spend your money on that card and I would also spend a few extra dollars for the 3400+ its a really good processor and is better for gamming than the p4.
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