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Old 06-26-2004, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well i have about $600 to blow on computer parts but im having trouble deciding what I should upgrade to.I use the computer really only for games so gaming is what my focus is.

current specs

amd athlon xp 3000+
radeon 9600xt
512mb dual channel corsair ram
Asus a7n8x nforce 2 ultra
80 gb hdrive

I really need help deciding what to upgrade!

thank you for the help

games im planning to play - hl2,WoW,ut2k4,bf2
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well the 9600XT is a kick *** card. But since u got 600 dollars, i would get the x800xt... ur cpu is fast so i would get the video card.
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Old 06-26-2004, 04:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree with monster, if you're gaming, get an x800 xt. The rest of your equipment looks great already.
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Sapphire Radeon X800 XT $538

a Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA to add to your HDD size $65

total = $603
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well i was thinking about the x800 but didnt know if i wanted to spend all the money on just one thing..i was thinking of getting a gig of ram and some other things but wasnt sure..for future games im planning to play what will help me more upgrading to a x800 or getting a gig of ram?
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I agree with everyone else, get an X800 XT!
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well i have about $600 to blow on computer parts but im having trouble deciding what I should upgrade to.I use the computer really only for games so gaming is what my focus is.

Well, A gaming computer does not only mean a PC havin awesome G-card,CPU,RAM,MOBO.
It also means havin excellent speakers and monitor to enhance ur gaming experience.


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512Mb of RAM is plenty enough.
I would have to agree with pretty much everyone.
Your video card is quite good enough though, so I would lean more towards getting speakers.
I highly recommend Logitech's Z-680 or Kipsch's Promedia Ultra 5.1 speaker sets.
And since getting either of those would leave you with plenty of money for RAM, I guess you could throw that in, too.
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Well, A gaming computer does not only mean a PC havin awesome G-card,CPU,RAM,MOBO.
It also means havin excellent speakers and monitor to enhance ur gaming experience.


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Hey beedubaya,
I ahead of U by one post.
I already have all the accesories u need....so i dont need any of that but thx
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I already have all the accesories u need....so i dont need any of that but thx
When did monitor and speakers became accesories.

U should have atleast mentioned them is ur specs.
In this way U would b able to know what people think of ur COMPLETE PC.
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