View Full Version : Help please! =)

11-25-04, 06:36 PM
Hello first time poster here and I have a quick question.

I'm looking for either a new vcard or a new barebone system. Currently I have a athlon xp clocked at 1.8ghz.

Here is the barebone system I've been looking at:

I could also use a new vcard. I have a Geforce 5900xt 128mb currently. Looking to buy a BFG GF6800 GT 256mb

I basically only have enough $$$ to buy one of those so I could use a little help deciding which one. Thanks

11-25-04, 06:52 PM
Probably the barebone because The GT would be seriously held back by the AthlonXP@1.8GHz.
THE nV3X can still game but at expense of IQ quality in some cases or non use of AA or AF. Now you could get that barbones with the A64 3000+ and save up for a few months and get a 6600GT AGP which looks to be very nice indeed.

11-25-04, 06:52 PM
If you buy only one or another , you will be cripled greatly , that 300$ AMD64 barebone system looks good , maybe get that and later save up 200-250$ for 6600GT ?

Or better yet keep your cash and save for next years PCI-E system , much better investment.

11-25-04, 06:55 PM
I say upgrade mobo/gpu first then vid card. The 5900 can still keep up with most games.