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#1 15 years ago

first off my system: kt600-a - motherboard 1.5 gig ddr400 semprom 2600+ socket a radeon x800gto agp 160 gig sata 150 HD crappy old case crappy 15 in. ancient moniter

well i can run bf2 and fear and doom 3 all on high settings, but not a high frame rate. i want to eithier buy the following moniter or the following motherboard, cpu case combo. can't decide between the two as i have to wait about a month-month and a half for the other. what do you guys think would be better for my current situation. i know i'm new but would really appreciate some advice, thanks.

Moniter: ViewSonic VA1912wb Black 19" 8ms LCD Widescreen Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail


Motherboard, cpu, and case

mb -DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


Cpu -AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 754 Processor - Retail


Case - RAIDMAX Mustang ATX-889WRP Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply - Retail


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#2 15 years ago

Hey, welcome to the forums. Firstly, for future reference the Tech Discussion forum is where you should post any future hardware questions you might have. As for your problem, from what I can tell it is going to be your processor that is really holding you back. The graphics card is decent, and you have a fair chunk of fast RAM. That Sempron really doesn't do it justice -- not only is it a fairly slow, underpowered processor by today's standards, but it is also a budget processor, which makes it inherently slower than most. You could go for the 3000+, which would certainly make a noticeable difference, but I think you'd really notice a big difference if you went for the superior Athlon64 3400+, which you can also get in socket 754 format. In the UK at least, it's only a few quid more expensive -- but you get a lot more bang for your buck.