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    But, like i said, I want to wait for Clawhammer.
    (CPU, mobo, RAM wise)
    If I upgrade my system now , then i will have to pay for it. But if I upgrade to Clawhammer later, my dad said he will pay for it. (And if i upgrade now, he will be like, you don't need new stuff for your computer when i ask him to upgrade to clawhammer for me)

    But

    If I upgrade my video card right now, I will pay for it, but my dad will still pay for the Clawhammer upgrade.

    Woody_87th: Your are very much right on how i will not beable to afford any FX5900 card, but im hoping i can just get the 128 value version and clock it too standard version speed.
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    The Geforce FX 5900 value will retail for $299, but it won't be available until the end of July.
    Try and save up a bit more and buy the Geforce FX 5900 standard which will retail for $399.

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    WOODY is 100% correct.

    Homeworld, Listen to us.

    THIS SYSTEM :

    900 MHz AMD Athlon\TBird
    Soyo SY-K7VTA-B w/KT133
    512 MB PC133 2DIMMs
    Geforce FX (whatever)

    will get BLOWN AWAY by THIS SYSTEM:

    AMD Barton 2500+
    Epox 8RDA+
    512 PC2700 DDR Crucial

    Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400

    The Second system will RUN CIRCLES around the first system in ALL aspects. (Homeworld 2 Included) And with both upgrades costing the same amount, the Choice is clear! Your video card does NOT determine game capability, if you processor is THAT old. You will see NO (5% or less) game improvement if you choose option 1. You will see 200-300% improvement with option 2.

    but I really just want to upgrade to Clawhammer.
    I'm betting that is STILL at least a year away, and prices won't come down on those systems for nearly two years from now. (after mobo and chipset companies have worked out bugs and whatnot)
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Okay, I think i will do what you guys are telling me to. I will see if this will work:
    Upgrade the system now
    Then, around August, September, hope that my dad upgrades my video card
    Then, for Christmas ask my parents to upgrade to Clawhammer for me (and sell the other Athlon XP ans stuff on eBay)
    I will probably do it within the next week.
    I just hope my dad lets me:o :o :o
    Thanks for the help guys :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul

    The Second system will RUN CIRCLES around the first system in ALL aspects. (Homeworld 2
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :p :p :p :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul
    I'm betting that is STILL at least a year away, and prices won't come down on those systems for nearly two years from now. (after mobo and chipset companies have worked out bugs and whatnot)
    Not to mention that the new mobos coming out in the very near future will not have an AGP bus slot !!!
    They will use the new PCI Express bus ! So if you want to make this upcoming upgrade really worth it, I'd wait at least a year for the CPU / mobo / RAM (think DDR2-533 or -667) deal from your dad. Get a video card now that's NOT EXPENSIVE !!!
    The 9700Pro is really cheap now and has great performance. If you get an FX5900 now, you'll be "wasting" it because the new setup won't be able to use the AGP card you're about to buy...And you won't be using it to it's "half" potential with your current setup.
    I'm not saying "Don't get a video card !" I'm just trying to help you not make an expensive "long term" mistake.
    However, the bottom line is.....Do what feels right !
    :2cents:
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    homeworld1031tx, There would be no point running either a Geforce FX 5900 value or standard on your present system,
    so consider keeping your existing graphics card and upgrade your motherboard, processor and memory instead.
    Next year you'll have a lot more options to choose from, Athlon 64 processor, PCI-X, DDR2 memory, PCI-Express, SATA2,
    Crush K8S chipset, Nvidia NV45 PCI Express graphics card, GDDR3 and it goes on and on.

    PS, I'd recommend an Abit NF7-S v2.0 motherboard, Athlon XP 2500+ processor and 512mb PC2700 (or higher) DDR memory.

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    Yeah, maybe i will get an NF7-S or a A7N8X Deluxe. Is that new Gigabyte Board anygood Weta?
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    Okay, I just asked my dad, and i decided (and he said yes :D :D )to upgrade to 2500 and the other stuff right now. He said he would buy me a new video card at Christmas, and i can save up for a Clawhammer upgrade in 2004. Or should i go the other way around???

    Okay, well, i need to know which motherboard to get. The 8RDA+, NF7-S, or A7N8X Deluxe??? Also, for the NF7-S, Revision 2.0 is the latest, right?
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    Why can't my dad buy me stuff..:rolleyes2

    :scream:


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