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Old 01-18-05, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Building new rig, how much of an upgrade will this be?

Currently: Athlon 2400/KT333/Ti4

New rig: Fairly sure nforce4/4Ultra then either a 3200/3500 and an x800Xl or 6800 standard series card.


With even a more basic setup, ie 3200 and maybe even a 6600GT will I see a big difference in gaming?

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Old 01-18-05, 12:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Building new rig, how much of an upgrade will this be?

I think your current setup is still ok. If i were you i'd upgrade my video card first then decide if a cpu/mobo is needed.
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Old 01-18-05, 06:25 PM   #3
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if you got the $$$, upgrade. you will see a definite performance increase...cpu/mobo and vid card wise....
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Old 01-18-05, 06:26 PM   #4
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The problem is my current Mobo only supports 4x AGP cards, I tried to get a 9600XT to work and the voltages are wrong, it wont post right and I get random crashes. I even tried a re-install of windows in case there were driver conflicts but it was a nogo, Faqs fer my board say this is a common prob. I have the cash to do a full upgrade so I figure I am better off going that way.
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Old 01-18-05, 06:34 PM   #5
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please dont buy 6600
its crippleware
when you turn on some detail , frame rates drop quite a bit
a 6800nu costs a bit more , but has 12 instead of 8 pipes and has 256bit memory interface instead of 128
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Old 01-18-05, 07:29 PM   #6
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Sounds good, I am trying to decide if I should go with just the nforce4 or wait for more ultras to be availible, I dont need SLI, but the possibility of NCQ and SATA2 are tempting me. Def going for at least a 6800nu or X800XL .
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good choice , with the possibility of four free pipes
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Default Re: Building new rig, how much of an upgrade will this be?

Also before buying a new video card make up your mind if you want a agp system or a PCIe card ,if you could do it all at one time then go with a PCIe motherboard,Most of the A64 3200+ overclocks great with some good memory.But the X800XL is a real good choice.
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Default Re: Building new rig, how much of an upgrade will this be?

Quote:
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please dont buy 6600
its crippleware
when you turn on some detail , frame rates drop quite a bit
a 6800nu costs a bit more , but has 12 instead of 8 pipes and has 256bit memory interface instead of 128
yeah i got rid of my 6600gt and bought my msi of ebay. the 6800 nu is much better for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by T.h.o.m.a.s.
please dont buy 6600
its crippleware
when you turn on some detail , frame rates drop quite a bit
a 6800nu costs a bit more , but has 12 instead of 8 pipes and has 256bit memory interface instead of 128
pny 6800GT wuld get myvote has 16

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