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    i was going to buy the new amd64 but i don't have $1000 bucks. then i decided on a 2800+ because of the cache and i heard barton core is better. i was also goin to buy the msi k7n2g-l mobo b/c of the nforce chipsets. i play a lot of games. was wondering about a v-card too. better with ati or nvidia? would appreciate all help.

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    Well if your wondering about a video card, mention it in the title. Sorry if Im coming across as rude, but many are using thoughtless irrelevant titles.

    Anyway,

    Low range video:
    ATI Radeon 9100 or nVidia GF4 MX440
    -Personally I'd use the Radeon

    Mid-range:
    ATI Radeon 9600XT or nVidia FX5700Ultra
    -I'd do with the FX5700U there

    High range:
    ATI Radeon 9800XT or nVidia FX5950Ultra
    -Id go with the 9800xt here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt.Crappy
    i was going to buy the new amd64 but i don't have 00 bucks. then i decided on a 2800+ because of the cache and i heard barton core is better. i was also goin to buy the msi k7n2g-l mobo b/c of the nforce chipsets. i play a lot of games. was wondering about a v-card too. better with ati or nvidia? would appreciate all help.
    Whoa dude, did you just say a Barton is better than an A64? The Bartons couldn't even keep up with Intel! I suggest you go to whoever told you that, and give them a nice slap in the face for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Whoa dude, did you just say a Barton is better than an A64? The Bartons couldn't even keep up with Intel! I suggest you go to whoever told you that, and give them a nice slap in the face for me.
    :rolleyes2 I think he was referring to the Barton core of the Athlon XP line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt.Crappy
    i was going to buy the new amd64 but i don't have 00 bucks. then i decided on a 2800+ because of the cache and i heard barton core is better.
    I don't see how since he never even mentioned the letters "XP", but whatever floats your boat.

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    Man, you guys need to slow down, he just wants some info. Yes, Cpt. Crappy, the Barton core is the best of the XP line, a good performer for the price too: the 2800+ is a nice chip. Right now, the Radeon 9600 is the best card out there for the mid-range markey, period. In all the reviews I've seen its beaten the 5700 and the 5600. I think it would be better to get a 9600Pro, as the extra $ for the XT version doesnt seem justified to me. A Radeon 9600 Pro bulk card from Sapphire is $150usd, very good price for such a great card at 400/600 clock speeds. The XT is about $220usd, and offers a 500/600 clock speed, but it's $70usd more. Also, you can take the Pro and overclock it to those speeds, easily. The 9600Pro should suit your system nicely, good luck with it :thumb:. : peace2: Mista K6
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    Cpt.Crappy you said that you were gonna get the msi k7n2g-l and a vid card. dont get the k7n2g as it has onboard video, if you want an msi get the k7n2 delta ILSR which is the board i have or get the k7n2-l which is the same board as you mentioned only without the onboard video
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    I think it would be better to get a 9600Pro, as the extra $ for the XT version doesnt seem justified to me.
    You DO get a free copy of HL 2.......*If it ever comes out*
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    And the GPU clocks an extra 75-100mhz higher than the Pro. I think the XT is definetely worth the extra $50 since it comes with a coupon for the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    And the GPU clocks an extra 75-100mhz higher than the Pro. I think the XT is definetely worth the extra since it comes with a coupon for the game.
    Precisely my thoughts ;)

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