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Old 02-06-2004, 09:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am from canada too and hate how we cant order from new egg but tigerdirect.ca has really good prices almost comperable to newegg

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Old 02-06-2004, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it is all great, the 9600 XT is prolly optimal for money vs performance, I would either go with Seagate or WD Hard Drives, I personally like Seagate for quietness.
I would really reccomend getting this system

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Old 02-07-2004, 04:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help guys!

The last thing (I swear!) is:

Should I get 1G of RAM with a FX5600 (or 9200), or 512 of RAM with a 9600XT?

Cause while I am going to wait till the next gen cards come, I want to play HL2 and Doom3 when they come out. Would double the RAM make up for any of it? Theortically, would I be able to play all the best games on a FX5600 with all the bells and whistles on 800 x 600 res? Cause that res is fine with me.

If that's confusing, sorry

EDIT: I am hearing that the 9200Pro is much better performance (searched around), but i will lose the DX9 features...what does that mean exactly? Will I not be able to play HL2 or Doom3...or will things like shadowing (etc) but a little worse?
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would go with the 9600XT and as much RAM as you can afford

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