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Old 08-21-2004, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to make a few upgrades to my computer and im willing to spend around $500-$600, somewhere around there. And I was wonding which setup option you guys think I should go with, or which would show me the most improvement. Here's what I have now:

(Got these prices of Newegg.com)

Abit NF7-S Mobo
Athlon XP 2600+ 166Mhz FSB
1 GB PC3200 DDR Ram (Only runs at 2700 speeds with low FSB)
Segate 60 GB 7200 RPM HD (2 MB Buffer)
MSI GeForce FX 5600 128 MB
Sound Blaster Audigy2 Platinum
24X16X40 Lite-On CD-RW (I think those speeds are right)
Sony 16X DvD (Been having Problems)
350 Watt PSU
Raidmax Mid-Tower ATX Case

Well there is my computer now, and here are a few options I was thinking of:

Option #1
New Mobo (Haven't picked a specific one yet) $120
AMD 64 3200+ $220
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra " " $185

Total $525

Option #2
Evga GeForce 6800 $300
WD SATA 10k RPM 36.7 GB HD $113
Raidmax Full Tower Case $85
52X32X52X16 Samsung DVD-CDRW Combo $45

Total $543

Option #3
AMD XP 3200+ $191
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra $185
WD SATA 10k RPM 36.7 GB HD $113

Total $489

Those were just some of the things I was thinking about doing, and I was just wanting to here some suggestions on what you think is worth doing, or if something I haven't listed is even a better option.
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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option #1

though i would save a little more for the video card
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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option #1
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Option 1 for sure
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Should I get the FX 5700 Ultra or is it worth waiting till I can get the Evga 6800? Which is currently out of stock, I think its back ordered. Is there a different brand you guys would recommend?
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hmmm, ati makes a pretty mean card, unless you wanna stick with nVidia. i would say upgrade the cpu, mobo, and vid card...or...oc the cpu and leave a little extra money left over, then you don't have to upgrade the mobo.

scratch that, number 1, didn't see that it was a 64. i would recomend the 9800Pro unless you want to stick with nVidia.
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Just a question out of nowhere, what is Nvidia's card thats as good as ATI's 9800 pro?
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5900xt maybe?
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Just a question out of nowhere, what is Nvidia's card thats as good as ATI's 9800 pro?
5900 Ultra.....and then they have the 5950 Ultra againest the 9800XT
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i'll go with ur option #1 for sure
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