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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)
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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 :)
 
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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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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 now 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:
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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x850 isn't a bad card... But a 6800GT/Ultra will eat it for lunch......
what drugs are you on? :wtf:

As for agp, you may even be able to find a x1950gt or x1950pro for under $100, which would be insane for that rig...
that would be a better find but prolly harder to get cuz people still want to hang on to them
 
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http://hwbot.org/hardware.compare.do?type=gpu&id=1275_1&id=1289_1&id=858_1&id=1321_1

x850 isn't a bad card, but the 6800Ultra will beat it out in newer games, especially at low resolution. The 6800 is a generation newer also so its not really such a fair comparison.
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 :)

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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 :)

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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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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.
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 :)

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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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