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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Video card upgrade

    catdug,
    i understand your limited on cash n0 problem.lemme know how u made out.were here to help you best we can.quake3 will run awesome on that setup u have.i play rocket arena mod almost every night(ra3)
    im hooking up a p3 i got hanging around here,to see what it can do =0
    Stacker830 Watercooled
    windows7 ultimate 64 bit!!!
    Heatkiller waterblock on intel 2500k @4.5Ghz @1.32volt
    8 gigs Gskill Ripjaw ddr3 2133 @ 1.5 volts
    Swiftech p655 pump,1\2 tygon
    13x120 sunnons on lamptron fc3 controller,
    (2)triple 120mm rads.single raptor 150(reliable)
    biostar TP67XE(this mobo is amazing)
    xfi-xtrememusic,klipsch ultras 5.1/500 watt amp,
    sen hd-595s headphones,logitech stick mic
    co0lermaster-1250 watt real pro powersupply = 99ampz!
    Evga Hydro Gtx 590 on 24"Sony FW-900 at 2304x1440 80 hz = 80 solid fps 16:10 black ops!
    Hi quality CRTS are built for gaming!!!O.L.E.D is the future,not Liquid Crap Displays(lcds)!

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Video card upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by bf2nut


    $112-6600 smokes the x1600 in my opinon..no brainer agp card,trying to help u man,bash me all u want im used to it here,yet i still try to help ppl here....why? mabye im to abrasive?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133013

    btw bro how much money did u wanna stay under?$200-$150-$100?
    hey you have a point you do try to help but you could..... lets say calm down, chill out, and think a bit more in terms of budget, etc
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    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
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    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
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    LOTS OF METAL

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Video card upgrade

    UPDATE-I installed the 9800 PRO w/128 mb and I also overclocked my Athlon XP1800+ proc to XP2000+ level(via changing an unlocked multiplier from 11.5 to 12.5 with NO changing the fsb so therefore no heating or speeding PCI slot probs;o]) and ran 3DMark2001 SE @ 12420 with default settings on my card. Hell, I can even run 3DMark03 now(barely could before vid upgrade) and got a "blazing" 5346! I am now one happy camper. Can't wait to see what an added stick of 512 mb DDR ram, which I just bought off eBay, for 1024 mb total, will do. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for all that commented and helped with suggestions on this subject and I'm glad I went with the 9800 PRO. Doug....
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
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    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
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  4. #24
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    Default Re: Video card upgrade

    Excellent decision, great card for your system. Should do very well.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
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  5. #25
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    Default Re: Video card upgrade

    w00t!
    Stacker830 Watercooled
    windows7 ultimate 64 bit!!!
    Heatkiller waterblock on intel 2500k @4.5Ghz @1.32volt
    8 gigs Gskill Ripjaw ddr3 2133 @ 1.5 volts
    Swiftech p655 pump,1\2 tygon
    13x120 sunnons on lamptron fc3 controller,
    (2)triple 120mm rads.single raptor 150(reliable)
    biostar TP67XE(this mobo is amazing)
    xfi-xtrememusic,klipsch ultras 5.1/500 watt amp,
    sen hd-595s headphones,logitech stick mic
    co0lermaster-1250 watt real pro powersupply = 99ampz!
    Evga Hydro Gtx 590 on 24"Sony FW-900 at 2304x1440 80 hz = 80 solid fps 16:10 black ops!
    Hi quality CRTS are built for gaming!!!O.L.E.D is the future,not Liquid Crap Displays(lcds)!

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