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Old 02-12-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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how much better will my gaming rig be after i buy this new video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127303

Here are my current pc's specs.
Processor:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory:
2048MB RAM
Hard Drive:
117 GB
Video Card:
Radeon X1300XT 256mb
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NEC MultiSync XE21
Sound Card:
Sound Blaster Audigy
Speakers/Headphones:
Logitech X-530 5.1
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Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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a bunch better, but id recomend trying to get a better CPU, try and get a 5000+ black edition
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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The HD 2600XT should run nicely in your rig.
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yeah man, go for it...
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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it would definitely improve your video performance
personally i like nvidia better, but you can get whatever you want
and if you are gaming, it might be nice to upgrade to a quad core depending
on what games you will be playing (crysis)
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black hes with AMD and very few boards support phenom as of now. i sure wish my 140$ board did. :/
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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thanks, I'm going to get it once i get paid.
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sounds good
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:52 PM   #9
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looks like a nice card.
I need a decent geforce for my system imo ATI sucks, but dont let me stop you from buying it its just some fanboy crap i have
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looks like a nice card.
I need a decent geforce for my system imo ATI sucks, but dont let me stop you from buying it its just some fanboy crap i have
Actually the HD 3850 is probably the best mid-range card currently available and ATI make the fastest single card ATM. The HD 3870X2 beats the 8800 ULTRA and costs much less.
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