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  1. #1
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    What would make my comp ideal for gaming (300$ budget) ?
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    1) UNCAPITALIZE YOUR SIG SO IT'S EASIER TO READ
    2) Sell of that dodgy video card and get something better (5900 Ultra or Radeon 9800 Pro)
    3) Get another 512MB RAM

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    is this better beef?
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    <font color="blue">_CD:_ </font> 16X DVD-ROM
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    <font color="blue">_CPU:_ </font> [533MHZ FSB] Intel(TM) Pentium-4 2.40 GHZ
    <font color="blue">_FAN:_ </font> Certified CPU FAN, HEATSINK & 2 CASE FANS
    <font color="blue">_FDD:_ </font> Mitsumi 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
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    Beef the ram alone is around 100$ not to mention those cards you just mentioned run around 400$ thats a total of 500$ exceeding my budget by 200$ !!!! :shoot3:
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    <font color="blue">_CASE:_ </font> RaidMax A268 MID-TOWER CASE + 350 Watt Power + Window
    <font color="blue">_CD:_ </font> 16X DVD-ROM
    <font color="blue">_CDRW:_ </font> 52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE
    <font color="blue">_CPU:_ </font> [533MHZ FSB] Intel(TM) Pentium-4 2.40 GHZ
    <font color="blue">_FAN:_ </font> Certified CPU FAN, HEATSINK & 2 CASE FANS
    <font color="blue">_FDD:_ </font> Mitsumi 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    <font color="blue">_HDD:_ </font>80 GB Ultra ATA-100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    <font color="blue">_MEMORY:_ </font>[DDR400] 512 MB PC3200 Memory
    <font color="blue">_MODEM:_ </font> PCI 56K V.90 FAX/Modem W/Voice
    <font color="blue">_NETWORK:_ </font>D-LINK PCI 32 BIT 10/100 Network Card
    <font color="blue">_OS:_ </font> MS Windows XP Professional Edition
    <font color="blue">_SOUND:_ </font>3D Stereo Sound ONBOARD
    <font color="blue">_SPEAKER:_ </font>420 WATTS PMPO 3 PCS Subwoofer Speaker System
    <font color="blue">_VIDEO:_</font> ** 8X AGP ** NVIDIA GEFORCE-FX 5200 128MB W/ TV OUT 8X AGP Video
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    You could sell your 5600 for a bit, to make up for the cost of a new video card. And they were two seperate suggestions...

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    Well then how do u think i should go about selling my grpahics card?! i mean.........where em i gonna find someone dumb enough to buy it....and how much do u think i should sell for ...cause its real worth is like 60$ i believe
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    <font color="blue">_CASE:_ </font> RaidMax A268 MID-TOWER CASE + 350 Watt Power + Window
    <font color="blue">_CD:_ </font> 16X DVD-ROM
    <font color="blue">_CDRW:_ </font> 52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE
    <font color="blue">_CPU:_ </font> [533MHZ FSB] Intel(TM) Pentium-4 2.40 GHZ
    <font color="blue">_FAN:_ </font> Certified CPU FAN, HEATSINK & 2 CASE FANS
    <font color="blue">_FDD:_ </font> Mitsumi 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    <font color="blue">_HDD:_ </font>80 GB Ultra ATA-100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    <font color="blue">_MEMORY:_ </font>[DDR400] 512 MB PC3200 Memory
    <font color="blue">_MODEM:_ </font> PCI 56K V.90 FAX/Modem W/Voice
    <font color="blue">_NETWORK:_ </font>D-LINK PCI 32 BIT 10/100 Network Card
    <font color="blue">_OS:_ </font> MS Windows XP Professional Edition
    <font color="blue">_SOUND:_ </font>3D Stereo Sound ONBOARD
    <font color="blue">_SPEAKER:_ </font>420 WATTS PMPO 3 PCS Subwoofer Speaker System
    <font color="blue">_VIDEO:_</font> ** 8X AGP ** NVIDIA GEFORCE-FX 5200 128MB W/ TV OUT 8X AGP Video
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    Have you got friends / relatives that need an upgrade? Even if you can only get $60 for it, that's plenty. If not, there's always online selling, or look around locally for second hand swap meets or something.

    Truth be told, that system of yours isn't too bad the way it is. If you really wanted to upgrade something to make gaming better, then it would be the video card and possibly RAM. But there's no real need to do it.

    You could always sell the existing card and get a 9700 Pro / 512MB RAM. That should be within budget.

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    HAH OMG ty finally someone thats possitve about my computer......ty!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: yeah well anyway i plan to keep it the same way it is now.....to tell u the truth ill probably only get ram unless the oportunity comes to sell my FX for a good price..... OR i get a job :wow:

    :thumb: :thumb: BEEF :thumb: :thumb:
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    <font color="blue">_CD:_ </font> 16X DVD-ROM
    <font color="blue">_CDRW:_ </font> 52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE
    <font color="blue">_CPU:_ </font> [533MHZ FSB] Intel(TM) Pentium-4 2.40 GHZ
    <font color="blue">_FAN:_ </font> Certified CPU FAN, HEATSINK & 2 CASE FANS
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    <font color="blue">_HDD:_ </font>80 GB Ultra ATA-100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    <font color="blue">_MEMORY:_ </font>[DDR400] 512 MB PC3200 Memory
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    <font color="blue">_SPEAKER:_ </font>420 WATTS PMPO 3 PCS Subwoofer Speaker System
    <font color="blue">_VIDEO:_</font> ** 8X AGP ** NVIDIA GEFORCE-FX 5200 128MB W/ TV OUT 8X AGP Video
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    If the 9700/9800's are too rich for your blood, the 9500/9600Pro's are fine cards. The 9500/9500Pro's are being discontinued, and are running around $150 online.

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    ty ill check that out :thumb:
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    <font color="blue">_CASE:_ </font> RaidMax A268 MID-TOWER CASE + 350 Watt Power + Window
    <font color="blue">_CD:_ </font> 16X DVD-ROM
    <font color="blue">_CDRW:_ </font> 52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE
    <font color="blue">_CPU:_ </font> [533MHZ FSB] Intel(TM) Pentium-4 2.40 GHZ
    <font color="blue">_FAN:_ </font> Certified CPU FAN, HEATSINK & 2 CASE FANS
    <font color="blue">_FDD:_ </font> Mitsumi 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    <font color="blue">_HDD:_ </font>80 GB Ultra ATA-100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    <font color="blue">_MEMORY:_ </font>[DDR400] 512 MB PC3200 Memory
    <font color="blue">_MODEM:_ </font> PCI 56K V.90 FAX/Modem W/Voice
    <font color="blue">_NETWORK:_ </font>D-LINK PCI 32 BIT 10/100 Network Card
    <font color="blue">_OS:_ </font> MS Windows XP Professional Edition
    <font color="blue">_SOUND:_ </font>3D Stereo Sound ONBOARD
    <font color="blue">_SPEAKER:_ </font>420 WATTS PMPO 3 PCS Subwoofer Speaker System
    <font color="blue">_VIDEO:_</font> ** 8X AGP ** NVIDIA GEFORCE-FX 5200 128MB W/ TV OUT 8X AGP Video
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