Originally Posted by Rar
I'm not going to keep throwing money away everytime they have something new. The 3200 Barton is new and the ram I have. I don't need to switch for at lease 2 more years. Theres aready rumors running around the net saying Nvidia is going to stop making the 7800GTX 512 mb card this Feburay...
Then i would look to get a 6800GT in a FS/T forum, or ebay, or wait and see if the 6800GS comes out in AGP. I was mentioning FS/T what you have because while the older XP3200 is very nice and fast enough you can get at least
15-20 more FPS in games just by switching out he processor and mobo you have (and nothing else). About 6 months ago, for my wife's gaming rig i sold an XP3200 and K7 NF2 mobo and easily swithed to A64 and i ended up paying a difference of only $40.00
at the end of it all (out of my pocket) - one reason is that a true "authentic" XP3200 is hard to find so i got a good price for it, and that let me easily get a Fry's special A64 mobo/CPU combo (A643200) for $170.00. Instant 15-25 FPS in EVERY game nearly without even changing the graphics card (but we did that too later on). To add to that - the older AXP series though venerable, caps out after about a X800 Pro/6800GT in performance whereas when you put that same graphics card on an A643200 or better you get a huge difference, and it only increases more as you move up in graphics cards quality and speed wise. But yea, you would be fine with a 6800GS AGP and most games.