New video card or CPU?

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MasterShazbot

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Hi. I need some advice with a choice I am going to make.

Right now I have a Pentium 4, 2.4 Ghz, one GB of memory, and an Nvidia PNY 5900, 128 mb (AGP).

I want to upgrade my rig, so I can get higher FPS in my games. My FPS in doom 3, half-life 2, and the Battlefield 2 demo is low, and I hate playing with most of the features disabled for performance.

My choices are:
1. Buy a Pentium 3.0 Ghz, 800 bus, 1 mb cache, & a DVD-rom.
2. (update) My motherboard is big enough to fit a Leadtek 6800 GT, so I think I'll list that one instead of the eVGA.

Which one would increase my FPS more? I cannot get both of them right now, but I do have enough cash for one.

If I got the new CPU, would it make my 5900 faster?
 

Lonewolf5460

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Get the video card and if u can buy an aftermarket cooler ond o/c your p4 that is if u know how or are willing to do that.
 

GrimReaper23

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I would get the 6800 gt then after that you should try to upgrade mobo and Cpu to an AMD 3000+ CPU and som mobo if your worried about your game fps.
 

MasterShazbot

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Well Matt, I think it means I do not need to worry about upgrading my CPU for a very long time. Looks like the video card is priority one. I did notice one interesting thing about the 3000+ - The Bus speed is 2,000 MHz!!! WOW!
 

Lonewolf5460

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Yah they communicate with the rest of the system much faster.Is that the reason AMD is on par with intel also because of higher bus speeds GrimReaper?
 
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