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    I'm planning to up my GFX card, I had in mind Radeon and GF Ti Series. Anyone would like to convince me which one is better and how much it cost?? :smokin: At the moment I haven't got a job so kind of tight on money. A TV out would also be nice.

    One more thing, if i was to buy another stick of RAM, would it be better to buy the same as the current one (Samsung 512mb PC2700) for compatibility or wouldn't it matter. :blah:

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    for RAM buy the same one incase you decide to overclock
    for gfx card it matters on more less what you are going to do, and also how much of a tight budget are you on, im in the same situatiion but im a student so i really have no tiem for a job...
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    STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING NVIDIA. get a radeon 9500. thats the best bang for your buck these days. Nv TI series is old but perform better than FX (see new review). Basically anything Nvidia these days will get you laughed at more than a Wayans brothers movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFaction
    STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING NVIDIA. get a radeon 9500. thats the best bang for your buck these days. Nv TI series is old but perform better than FX (see new review).
    Yeah sure but it would be stupid not to look into a Ti4200 as those cards are CHEAP as he mentioned hes on a tight budget.. ;)

    Not to mention the fact that nvidia has alot less problems with it's driver support for games. Yeah I know ATI has better drivers now than they use to have but it's not equal to Nvidia.. sorry..

    BTW the 9500 non pro isn't all that anyways.. IMHO And if you go for a 9500 pro then it will cost ya a hell of alot more than the 4200. At least that's the situation here in Sweden.

    "Basically anything Nvidia these days will get you laughed at more than a Wayans brothers movie."

    :rofl:


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    i have had a 3d prophet 9000 (Radeon 9000 non pro) and the only game i have had problems with is Mafia, it will crash when i click on the user name and it could be cause all of my games are "Dodgy"
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    The graphic card i was intending for xtreme gaming. Budget is $200-350, I want to try get a card that matches the performace of my CPU P4 2.53 GHz so that the CPU can keep up with the GFX card and vice versa. I'll look into the Radeon 9500. :thumb:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraGoN-BoY
    The graphic card i was intending for xtreme gaming. Budget is 0-350, I want to try get a card that matches the performace of my CPU P4 2.53 GHz so that the CPU can keep up with the GFX card and vice versa. I'll look into the Radeon 9500. :thumb:
    I have a Radeon 9700 Pro in my P4 2.53 system and it works great. I'm not sure what all the talk is about driver problems. I've been using this Radeon 9700 Pro for 6 months and have never had any driver problems and I've had my GeForce4 Ti 4200 for about 10 months and no driver problems there, either.

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    **** man 200-350$? get yourself a Radeon 9700 pro

    (I only have problems with Morrowind with my radeon 9700p. the only way it works is if i have the drivers on the cd came with installed, i think this is due to my VIA)
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    off topic: MFaction, blow up that damn celeron, i hate mine!
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    The currency that he's referrin' are Australian dollars if ya's look at his location. :rolleyes2

    GF4 Ti4200's start around $200aus (mine havn't found anything yet that they can't run well).
    GF FX5600's upwards of $300aus
    R9500's start around $300aus
    R9500P's upwards of $350aus*
    R9600P's upwards of $375aus

    *Denotes if ya can still find them

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