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Old 01-04-2005, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help. On my computer, I have a Radeon 9500 Pro that desperately needs to get out of my computer, for obvious reasons. I also have a set of 2.1 speakers that are really getting on my nerves. One of the speakers crackles when I increase the volume, and the sound output for the speaker is inconsistent. The volume for the speaker radically increases and decreases when I turn the volume dial on my Subwoofer. Can someone please help me make a decision!?!
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I would do the video card first, then upgrade your speakers. Get a 6600GT, or 6800GT if you can afford it, then get some nice 2.1 or 5.1 speakers.
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Good idea!!!!

oh yeah, i forgot to say that i have a 200 dollar buget
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, what he (^) said; this:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-203&depa=0
And this:http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-121&depa=0
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thanks! i can't afford the 6800 GT, but the speakers sound like their nice!
remember---$200 budget
and...uhh...thats one helluva rig you got there. 6800GT's in SLI, WOW! framerates up the wazoo!
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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$200, hmm how about this http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-338&depa=1 Sapphire 9600XT $140.49 total leaving you with $59.41 for speakers. How about these, http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-114&depa=0 they are $58.99 total. That's a grand total of $199.48. Hehe, that good enough ?
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the 9600XT gets almost exactly the same framerates as my 9500Pro.

as for the speakers, great price low power i will consider them!

its a tough decision- good framerates or great sound. i can't go both ways. a 9500 Pro to a 9600XT isn't a worthwhile purchase. the performance increase is just too small.

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Are you wonting to put all that $200 towards one or the other ? I was trying to get both with your budget. If it was my $200 I would get a 6600GT and make do with a decent pair of headphones if your current speakers are really as annoying as you say they are and upgrade the speakers later.
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i think thats what i'm going to end up doing. a 6600GT doesn't sound bad at all. nor does a set of Z-5300's!
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I have the Z-5300's and they totally rock. I can literally shake the window panes lose in my room. But I got my video card upgrade first of course.
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