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November 18, 2003 1:26:08 AM

I am going to be building a computer for my dad but he doesn't want to do any overclocking. I was wondering if the Radeon 9600p, Radeon 9800 non-pro or the GeforceFX 5600 ultra would be a better card? I want to make sure he has DX9 compatability. Any suggestions? he plays some 3d games but mostly office apps. if the 5600 is a better choice for him which make should i get?

Thanks for anyone able to help me

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November 18, 2003 1:38:50 AM

Radeon 9800np gets my vote. GeForce 5600Ultra gets negative votes.

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November 18, 2003 1:47:30 AM

Either ATI would be better than the FX.

The R9600Pro is likely the best compromise of price and game play. But if the R9800non-pro and the R9600Pro are equal in price then definitely go with the R9800non-pro, just be sure it's a non-pro and not an SE, and if it were an SE make dang sure it's a 256bit (not 256mb, but 256bit) memory version.

But that's just my two frames worth.


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November 18, 2003 1:54:40 AM

thanks for the quick replies, it helps narrow my search down.

Thanks again

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November 18, 2003 1:55:50 AM

definitely the 9600p or 9800np, 5600 has had alot of probs and bad reviews.

i agree with ape if you can get a 9800np for 9600p price go ahead, be wary of the se though


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November 18, 2003 2:17:09 AM

My 2 cents or frames 9600Pro or 9800Np.
November 18, 2003 3:43:26 AM

FX 5700Ultra if u can find one around the price of 9600pro

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