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Flodgy

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#1 11 years ago

Once again..

Well, I can't quite decide whether to upgrade, or just stash the whole thing and buy a new PC.

My current PC:

  • 1 GIG Ram
  • Nvidia 7900GS 256mb
  • AMD Athlon 64-bit 3800+
  • nForce 4 Motherboard SLI

That's all I can remember off the top of my head, I also use a 17" LCD monitor.

Now obviously, for a lot of up-coming and newly released games, it can't handle them at decent level while looking good.

Here are the upgrade options I am looking at:

  • 2G DDR2-800 Apacer $99
  • 640MB 8800GTS Generic $452 or 768MB 8800GTX Generic $649
  • AM2 DualCore 6000+ $195

Now that is $746 for the cheaper graphics option, or $943 with the GTX. So what is your judgement guys? Better to upgrade or buy new overall? Crysis and CoD4 are coming my way. ;)




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#2 11 years ago
Milo;4038473Once again.. Well, I can't quite decide whether to upgrade, or just stash the whole thing and buy a new PC. My current PC:
  • 1 GIG Ram
  • Nvidia 7900GS 256mb
  • AMD Athlon 64-bit 3800+
  • nForce 4 Motherboard SLI
That's all I can remember off the top of my head, I also use a 17" LCD monitor. Now obviously, for a lot of up-coming and newly released games, it can't handle them at decent level while looking good. Here are the upgrade options I am looking at:
  • 2G DDR2-800 Apacer $99
  • 640MB 8800GTS Generic $452 or 768MB 8800GTX Generic $649
  • AM2 DualCore 6000+ $195
Now that is $746 for the cheaper graphics option, or $943 with the GTX. So what is your judgement guys? Better to upgrade or buy new overall? Crysis and CoD4 are coming my way. ;)

If your willing to spend it, it would probably be a good idea to get a new LGA 775 compatible Mobo as well and slap a Intel Quad or Core 2 Duo in there, they will blow any AMD X2 out of the water. I would highly suggest going for a new 8800GT instead of a GTS or GTX, they are half the cost of a 8800GTX and is only roughly 10% less powerful (not very noticable).




Flodgy

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#3 11 years ago

Hmm. Im trying to keep my spending at or below $1000 AUD.

  • Gigabyte P35-DS3L Motherboard $125
  • E6750 Processor $233

Any certain 8800Gt's you can specifically recommend?




SteVen

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#4 11 years ago
Milo;4038532Hmm. Im trying to keep my spending at or below $1000 AUD.
  • Gigabyte P35-DS3L Motherboard $125
  • E6750 Processor $233
Any certain 8800Gt's you can specifically recommend?

Any ASUS, XFX, EVGA, or BFG Tech. brand should do you good. Nice choice on the E6750 too. ;) Where are you buying all these from if you don't mind me asking?




Flodgy

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#5 11 years ago
Any ASUS, XFX, EVGA, or BFG Tech. brand should do you good. Nice choice on the E6750 too. ;) Where are you buying all these from if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks mate, I'll see what I can do :)

At the moment those are all RRP. I plan to shop around a bit, I got my 7900GS for $90 Brand new from a guy who didn't know much about these things. Was awesome at the time, but Crysis gives it a swift kick in the nuts! =p

Anyways, thanks again!




Kwould

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#6 11 years ago

I agree with steVen, an 8800GT is a better bang for your buck. Although I myself have an Althon64 6000+, I would say that an E6750 would also be a much better value.

Milo;4038473 640MB 8800GTS Generic $452 or 768MB 8800GTX Generic $649 AM2 DualCore 6000+ $195

Where are you quoting those prices from? You should be able to find both of those video cards at around 100USD less than that, and the CPU at roughly 40USD less. EDIT: DUH! Australian dollars!




EpicLoad

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#7 11 years ago

The E6750s are pretty sexy, but I know that the AMD X2 Black editions (If you know how to OC) are worth a lot more in the long run.

But as for an Intel mobo with a Nvidia graphics board, BAD CHOICE. Always go with Nvidia based board, works much better with their own GC.




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#8 11 years ago
EpicLoad But as for an Intel mobo with a Nvidia graphics board, BAD CHOICE. Always go with Nvidia based board, works much better with their own GC.

Why is it a bad choice? It will work the same no matter what brand motherboard your using. A Intel board will work with a Nvidia card just fine, and a Nvidia board will work with a ATI card just fine.




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#9 11 years ago
EpicLoad;4038986But as for an Intel mobo with a Nvidia graphics board, BAD CHOICE. Always go with Nvidia based board, works much better with their own GC.

Having used Intel chipsets and nVidia graphics cards together since the RIVA TNT2, I can be fairly confident when I say that's complete and utter crap.




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#10 11 years ago
Apollo75;4039700Why is it a bad choice? It will work the same no matter what brand motherboard your using. A Intel board will work with a Nvidia card just fine, and a Nvidia board will work with a ATI card just fine.

And again I state the instance I had, which I've seen repeated many times. My friend and I both have an E6600, I have 2GB DDR2800, he has 4GB DDR21066; I have a MSI P6N SLI Platinum with 650i SLI bridge and a 7900GS, he has an Asus P5K3 Deluxe with Wifi and an 8800GTS 640MB; and the exact same SATA II HDD. We both played the exact same games, no overclocking and about the same environment. Everything performed much, and I mean MUCH, better on my system.




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