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corporaln00b

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#1 14 years ago

well wouldnt say its amazing but the best i could scratch together with around £300....

Amd athlon 64 3200 Skt 939 Venice core 1gb ram Asus a8n sli se motherboard nforce 4

Not sure on gpus now, been made 30 quid short and will need a new power supply.....

anyway the current line up for gpus is: Nvidia 7300/7600/6800/6600 Ati x800

any suggestions for my gpu would be good, and any links be from england, the shipping cost from america is so bloody huge...




Bs|Archaon

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#2 14 years ago
BLOODYCHUNKS

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#3 14 years ago

If you wait another month AMD is going to be dropping there prices, you can get a better cpu out of it, not that the 3200 is a bad cpu but i would wait and see

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

I also would go for the 7600gt




Aristotle13

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#4 14 years ago

BLOODYCHUNKSIf you wait another month AMD is going to be dropping there prices, you can get a better cpu out of it, not that the 3200 is a bad cpu but i would wait and see

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

I also would go for the 7600gt

Actually, they already have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535 amd 3200 for $99 I just ordered one of these for wifey's gaming rig. With free 3 day shipping




The Contender

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#5 14 years ago

if you like nvidia, i would not invest on anything higher than a 6600 with your current CPU prospects, that 3200 will not take advantage of more advanced GPU. if you must have the 3200, consider the ati x800 or an x1600pro




Mr.Nitro

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#6 14 years ago

If you can get the "His Excalibur X800 GTO" from here : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Other_ATI.html The cooler on it is very good compared to alot of X800 GTO's plus it has the same type of memory and gpu as the X800XT PE,therefore it overclocks very well and if you know how you can unlock the pipelines to 16 from 12,so basically you get a X800XT PE for £120 :D . Do not get the X1600 as the X800GTO'S are better.As for your mobo,will you be getting another card in the future as you chose sli?if so then you will have to get Nvidia to start with,if you want 2 ATI cards then you will need a crossfire board.If having said that your not getting another card then i would suggest the ASROCK 939 dual Sata 2 motherboard its probably about half the cost of the board you chose and i would use that saved money for another 1GB of ram,then you could have 2GB of ram in dual channel mode,this will make a differance for your BF2 loading times,it did with mine.




Aristotle13

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#7 14 years ago
The Contenderif you like nvidia, i would not invest on anything higher than a 6600 with your current CPU prospects, that 3200 will not take advantage of more advanced GPU. if you must have the 3200, consider the ati x800 or an x1600pro

Contender, I'm curious to know how or why a 3200 would not benefit from a gpu like a 7800 or 7900 gt/gtx or even a 1900 ATi card? I have co-workers running amd3000's (1.8ghz) with SLi rigs that bench very well.




[TtgD] Lewis

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#8 14 years ago

i have a 7600gt very good




The Contender

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#9 14 years ago
Aristotle13Contender, I'm curious to know how or why a 3200 would not benefit from a gpu like a 7800 or 7900 gt/gtx or even a 1900 ATi card? I have co-workers running amd3000's (1.8ghz) with SLi rigs that bench very well.

having a high end video card will only get you so far ,when it comes to resolution and level of detail but when it comes to framerate on the most demanding games like BF2, if your processor is not up there with your CPU, you will create a lo bottleneck, sli rigs are alittle bit more flexible but it is more cost efective to start with a strong CPU rather 2 expensive GPU. an amd 3700 for example is only about $20 more expensive than the 3200 in the simplest terms , if you want high detail, go for high end GPU, for best frame rates, go for fastest CPU, the best is to have a balance between the two and at least 2 gigs of ram to avoid swap file lag