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Is 9800xt good VGA today?

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April 16, 2007 12:15:46 AM

I'm upgrading cheap my PC i have ASUS-P4V8X-X, Celeron 2.4ghz, 512mb ram, radeon 9200se.I have a budget of 200 dollars and i plan on buying Abit Ati 9800se which costs 100bucks and a 478 processor.My question is: Will i be able to play older games from 2004 and 2005 on good fps, and what processor to buy for 478socket.

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April 16, 2007 12:22:04 AM

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I'm upgrading cheap my PC i have ASUS-P4V8X-X, Celeron 2.4ghz, 512mb ram, radeon 9200se.I have a budget of 200 dollars and i plan on buying Abit Ati 9800se which costs 100bucks and a 478 processor.My question is: Will i be able to play older games from 2004 and 2005 on good fps, and what processor to buy for 478socket.


I advise you not to spend money on obsolete hardware. For $200 you can get a decent CPU (dual core Athlon), a motherboard, and a gig of ram! And if you add $100 or more for a video card, you'll have a machine that's a MILLION times better than your current one. Though if you've made up your mind, then a processor like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And a 9800 pro or XT should get you along.
April 16, 2007 4:10:35 AM

a 9800xt will still work ok today on low resolution or with low demand games - but to buy one would be really dumb!

buy a x1950 pro
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April 16, 2007 5:18:15 AM

PLEASE don't get a 9800se, they were trash when thay were new! A 9600pro is faster that a 9800se! Get a newer 7600gs or x1650pro for about $100 on newegg.com. Anything faster is a waste of speed/money with a CPU that slow. Newegg also has a 3.0E prescott for $90. keeps you in your budget and is much faster than what you have now.
April 16, 2007 7:30:00 AM

No man i'm getting radeon 9800XT the xt model that costed around 400 or 500 bucks when they came out.I have a 300w Psu will be that be enough for the Video Card and The Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2007 7:49:18 AM

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I advise you not to spend money on obsolete hardware. For $200 you can get a decent CPU (dual core Athlon), a motherboard, and a gig of ram! And if you add $100 or more for a video card, you'll have a machine that's a MILLION times better than your current one. Though if you've made up your mind, then a processor like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And a 9800 pro or XT should get you along.


If at all possible I would have to agree! You can get some much more by upgrading to newer technology. Even if you spend around $200-$300.
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2007 8:14:06 AM

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No man i'm getting radeon 9800XT the xt model that costed around 400 or 500 bucks when they came out.I have a 300w Psu will be that be enough for the Video Card and The Pentium 4 3.0Ghz


Ok, the post said se, so I got scared for a second there. No, the XT isn't worth $100, as the cards I listed are 2 generations more advanced and more than twice as fast. The PSU, if it is of good quality, shouldn't have an issue with the card and CPU. If it is an el' cheapo brand $10 PSU you are lucky to have had it work this long and it should be replaced before anything else.
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