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Thread: What should i buy....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    Ok people, im looking to buy a new graphics card(radeon 9700 pro) and a new processor (athlon xp barton 2800+). However my cash is limited so i can only choose one of them.

    Heres the question - Which one would i see a greater performance from?? Thanks to the people who reply :)

    Geforce 4 ti4200 4x
    Athlon xp 1900+ (1.6 gig)
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo
    512 MB DDR RAM

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003


    DEPENDS, what do you want to do with it, for gaming get the Vid card, for working, get the processor.
    Personnaly i would take the 9700, i dont do compression/decompression and encoding, 1800+ is enuph for me!
    SYX -=AMD Powered=-
    AMD 1800+ @ 1880Mhz on A7S333 , 250 Meg DDR 333 Platinum @2-2-2-6
    Asus TNT 2 32 meg (128) , 250W ATX, 200W AT (same case)
    Steel automotive intake fan (see avatar) , 3X40mm exaust fans in the back

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    like syx said, it really depends on what you want to do with it. the new cpu will improve overall performance (assuming your DDR ram is at least PC2700), but the video card will drastically improve gaming performance.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    And if you plan to overclock, get a AMD xp 2500.:thumb:
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    Thanks all, i want it for gaming .. so it looks like im gona get the radeon :)

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