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Advice for Gaming Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by X_Gamer7, Jul 19, 2005.

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  1. X_Gamer7

    X_Gamer7 Thread Starter

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    Well, I have finally decided that it is time to upgrade my computer. With all the new games coming out, I'm trying desperately to keep up with them. Unfortunately, if I want all the eye candy turned up, I usually need to set my resolution to 800x600. I can run 1024x768 with medium graphics. Anyway, I need to know your opinions on what the best upgrade(s) would be for my budget of around $100. Actually, why don't we say the best for $100 and the best for $200 (not sure if I'm willing to kick out 200 right now though :p). Here is my current setup:
    Aluminum Chieftec Dragon Case
    40GB 5400RPM HDD
    160GB 7200RPM HDD
    Thermaltake PurePower 420W PSU
    HP 9100 CDR/RW Drive
    Floppy Drive
    Asus A7N8X Mobo
    2x 256MB Dual Channel RAM @200MHz (2-3-3-7)
    Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 Gamer
    AMD Athlon 2600+ @ 3200+ (Same as regular Athlon 3200+, less heat, cpu multiplier unlocked because Mobile)
    10/100 Ethernet / LAN Card
    Aerocool Deep Impact Heatsink w/ 2 fans attached
    ATI Radeon 9500 w/ L shaped memory

    Newegg has some awesome deals on some refurbished items. They have a couple 9800 pros for around $75-$90 that would be in my price range. Anyway, let me know what you guys think! All opinions are appreciated!
    thanks
     
  2. brite750

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    yeah, 9800pro 256mb if you can find one in your price, which you may be able to. The other card thats a little better is the 6600GT, that would probably be $150 to $230 range new.
     
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