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CHEVYMAN_02
07-22-04, 12:26 AM
Is it worth getting an ATHLON64 2800+ and a SIS755 mobo?

Sazar
07-22-04, 12:39 AM
a little more description will help...

what exactly are you intending to do with the setup/what is your budget/is there a pressing need to upgrade etc. :)

looking @ your current system I don't think it is necessary for you to upgrade... I would hold off till I could get a socket 939 solution... unless you have a pressing urge to upgrade...

CHEVYMAN_02
07-22-04, 12:43 AM
There is not an urge to upgrade. I was just wondering would it be to upgrade now. I am get Doom 3 and i was wondering would i see a difference in performance. My budget is 300. I found a MOBO, CPU, and Fan for 256.49 w/o shipping.

Gator
07-22-04, 07:39 AM
although I ordinarly always push people to get an Athlon64, in your case I think it would be a mistake. An overclocked AXP2500 @ 2.2ghz is more than adequate for DoomIII, but your video card is lacking. For you, I think you should keep your current CPU, and get a Geforce 6800 instead. Even if it's a cheap 6800, DoomIII will benefit much more from that rather than an A64 2800 + FX5700U

CHEVYMAN_02
07-22-04, 10:17 AM
would it be worth to buy a 5900xt or a 5900 PCX?

mustrum
07-22-04, 12:06 PM
would it be worth to buy a 5900xt or a 5900 PCX?
Not really. Sure thos cards are faster than your 5700 but only ba a small margin compared to the HUGE performance boost a 6800 would give ya.
The 6800 NU is a lot faster than the 5950 Ultra and the 9800 XT and it's within your budget of 300.

CHEVYMAN_02
07-22-04, 12:14 PM
I will have to think about buying a 6800. That is kinda expensive when you don't a lot of money on you paycheck.

Gator
07-23-04, 07:18 AM
Not really. Sure thos cards are faster than your 5700 but only ba a small margin compared to the HUGE performance boost a 6800 would give ya.
The 6800 NU is a lot faster than the 5950 Ultra and the 9800 XT and it's within your budget of 300.

Agreed! I've seen the 6800NU as low as $250, you just gotta keep your eyes and ears open for a deal. And no, any 5900 will not be a big enough boost over the 5700U to be worth the money.