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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by GTX, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. GTX

    GTX New Member

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    Hey there guys :) dind enter TPU for a long time so things have changed however i wanted to ask your advice guys... need a two upgrade my bros ... "comp" if i can call it so now its so:

    CPU: Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83@ 2.0 stable (oc by me :D)
    Cooler: unknown crap...
    Motherboard: matsonic ms8147c
    Ram: 512 DDR PC 3200 (400MHZ) 256x2
    Vid card: Ati radeon series 9000 128/128 DDR
    HDD: 80GB + 200GB +20GB

    so i kind of have 100$ -/+... and thought to buy sth i know its old but for his San Andreas Scarface its OK ...
    so i thought of buying 512 mb as this mobo has 3 slots and a vid card thought of... 6600 GT or the 7300GT
    so any other ideas
    PS
    i cant spent cash :toast:
     
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    PS i created this theard in here couse the imp question is about vid card :)
     
  3. suraswami

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    get a 6800XT/GT. best would be a X1650 pro AGP. You might as well buy a 1GB stick istead.

    Make sure your PSU can handle.
     
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    wtf you stole my old rig! give it back! lol

    i've always been a fan of matching hardware up to maximize stability, what about the good ol 9800xt?
     
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    you can find an x850 (which is better than 6800/7300 + 1650) model card prolly pretty cheap these days as well as a stick of RAM
     
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    i remember my good old x850xt pe for agp awesome card and is probably cheap now too
     
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    x850 isn't a bad card... But a 6800GT/Ultra will eat it for lunch...

    As for agp, you may even be able to find a x1950gt or x1950pro for under $100, which would be insane for that rig...
     
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    what drugs are you on? :wtf:

    that would be a better find but prolly harder to get cuz people still want to hang on to them
     
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    OK your link says that a 6800 is better than an x800, i was speaking of an x850; specifically an x850xt or xt pe which will beat a 6800 ;)

    please rad the posts a little better before replying to them, and if i'm wrong please show me :)

    :toast:
     
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    My mistake there...

    But then again according to this they are some win some lose-
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/Radeonx850xtpeagp/1.html

    On the other hand you can probably get an x850xt PE for cheaper than you can get a used 6800Ultra, they STILL sell for around $80-$100 on ebay sadly enough.
     
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    i had a X850XT PE (AGP) it was badass - cost me like almost a weeks worth of salary when i bought it

    (try working 5days a week on 12hr shifts)
     
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    the battle between the AGP x850 + 6800 was pretty close on most front's but the ATi IS a better all around card.

    trust me ;) i used mine for 4yrs :D and still have it in the box as a backup :)

    :toast:
     
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    tHX all there GUYYS::))) i guess i will og with the x850XT good luick to ecery one... ::)))
     
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