Help Making up my mind: CPU vs. Graphics Adapter Tags: CPUs Product Last response: July 20, 2005 2:32 PM in CPUs Share EHansen July 19, 2005 3:34:07 AM Hi, First of all, here's what im running: -Athlon XP 2000+ (overclocked @ 1.8GHz/300MHz FSB) -MOBO: MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR (Nforce 2/Capable 400Mhz FSB) -RAM: 1.5gb PC400Mhz (3 x 512MB) -Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR / 8X AGP. -HDD: 80GB SATA 7200RPM The rest is your basic DVD and DVD Writer...etc. Onboard Sound, onboard lan...blah. I mostly play games on my pc, GTA San Andreas, C&C Zero Hour....also do some video editing, watch DVDs, its also my TV (via TV Tuner). anyways, my budget is pretty tight, so I can only upgrade one part every few paychecks. I really want to make good/long use of my mobo, so im considering on purchasing a better athlon xp, I had 3200+ in mind. OR, purchase an MSI NX6600-256MB (Geforce 6600). Which one of these parts will improve my PCs performance the best, mostly for gaming... Thanks Eric More about : making mind cpu graphics adapter noko July 19, 2005 4:18:52 AM In your case, the graphics card would make a huge improvement since the FX5200 is really a very weak card. Increasing the cpu ability would do little in the graphics department. endyen July 19, 2005 6:43:24 AM Did you know about <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681..." target="_new">this</A>? Related resources Help me make up my mind for a new motherboard - Forum Help me make up my mind - Forum IPS vs TN vs I can't make up my mind - Forum Can't make up my mind - please help!! - Forum Laptop: cpu vs ram vs graphics adapter vs ssd - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rugger a b à CPUs July 19, 2005 11:43:55 AM That will definitely give him some overhead with that CPU... __________________________________________________ <font color=red>You're a boil on the arse of progress - don't make me squeeze you!</font color=red> slvr_phoenix July 20, 2005 2:32:20 PM Quote:-Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR / 8X AGP. Ouch. Seriously? Look no further. Toss that card and upgrade your graphics. <font color=purple> یί∫υєг ρђœŋίχ <i>The devil is in the details.</i></font color=purple> @ 193K -> 200,000 miles or bust! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help me make up my mind. Forum Ok help me make up my mind! Forum Please help me make up my mind!! Forum SolvedIntegrated graphics vs Discrete + Low end CPU HELP Forum CPU Fan making a grinding noise on start up? Replacment help. Forum Help with CPU Vs. Graphics Card Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !