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Old 12-14-2004, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im considering the following setup, the computer will be mainly used for gaming so im looking for a setup that will be able to handle new games, any opinions welcome

Gigabyte K7-Triton GA-7S748 motherboard (already own this motherboard so thought i would use it, can exchange for a p4 board though)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1gb DDR400 PC3200 A-Data

i am looking at spending around 200-300 on a graph card so i was looking at getting a
Gigabyte AGP 128 ATI 9600XT Ultra Radeon

this is just a rough list of the vital components

thanks in advance for any help

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oh and the cpu would be the 400fsb not 333

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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stay away from the 9600 and stay away from the SE's....
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nvidia 6600gt is the best 200-300 card you can get. way better than 9800xt so that means its better than the ones you listed. Well atleast thats what all the reviews say.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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okay thanks for that, and also the cpu would be 32 not 64 as the motherboard does not support a 64 chip, is there much difference between the two cpus?
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, go with the 6600gt. Right now there isn't a decent version of 64 windows so they're basically useless.

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