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November 8, 2006 6:22:35 PM

Hello,

I would like to ask some advice, I have an opportunity to purchase either a new video card or a new cpu for my system. I currently have:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor S939 (Venice or Clawhammer?)
Video: BFG 6800GT OC 256MB AGP
Motherboard is PCIExpress and AGP capable
Games played are: Oblivion, NWN2, TotalWar2 and other Strat or RPG type games, I normally don't buy FPS.

My question is for the type of games I play should I invest in a faster CPU or a faster Video? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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November 8, 2006 6:40:51 PM

Video card for sure.

It'll be wise to go for a PCI-E mobo, and something like X1950Pro.
November 8, 2006 6:55:50 PM

Yeah, I'd definitely go for something like an X1950pro. I've seen them on neweeg for around $200.
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November 8, 2006 7:00:37 PM

My thoughts were leaning towards a new video card and in particular the X1950 Pro as well. I don't think any games I am playing will take advantage of a dual cpu. Currently it is actually a tossup between the X1950Pro, X1900GT or wait for the X1650XT.
November 8, 2006 7:30:25 PM

go for the X1950Pro, it's a good investment :) 
November 8, 2006 9:57:31 PM

yes, it is nice, but now that i've seen g80 benchmarks everything else seems like a joke :lol: 
November 8, 2006 10:00:43 PM

Yea, so is the price :roll:
November 8, 2006 10:02:55 PM

I expected to see price gauging, nothing new here. Remember c2d? $599 for e6400?! :lol: 
November 8, 2006 10:06:51 PM

From like TigerDirect.

Plus, when C2D came out, no one had it in stock, so they jacked up price for morons to order (more like pre-order :lol:  ). Newegg had some 8800GTXs and GTS in stock earlier when someone gave link.
November 8, 2006 10:11:23 PM

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From like TigerDirect.

Plus, when C2D came out, no one had it in stock, so they jacked up price for morons to order (more like pre-order :lol:  ). Newegg had some 8800GTXs and GTS in stock earlier when someone gave link.


tigerdirect has gtx and gts instock(at least they claim to)
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November 8, 2006 10:30:04 PM

Yea, similar prices to newegg.
November 8, 2006 10:31:12 PM

as of now newegg doesn't have it(on the web i mean)
November 8, 2006 10:38:43 PM

Did earlier today. Like 4 hours ago.
November 8, 2006 11:03:41 PM

Yea, someone has already bought it according to one of the newegg reviews. What a idiot.
November 8, 2006 11:35:26 PM

LOL, yeah
November 9, 2006 1:11:32 AM

i wish they early release a mid-end card like compare to 7600GT.. that would be fun for the people who is in very tight budget.. :cry: 
November 9, 2006 4:00:18 AM

your cpu is good enough for that kind of games. i just think youll need a better display card. a gforce might do.
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