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Old 09-23-2003, 03:07 AM   #61
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http://www.xe.net/ucc/

Thats a cool site for currency converters. Btw Mish, I'd recommend getting a faster CPU because right now yours is bottle necking your video card. You're getting maybe 1/4 of what the card can give you. I'm sure that percentage isn't accurate, but its around there.
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Old 09-23-2003, 04:14 AM   #62
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A 1500 overclocked to 3200? Sounds like an exageration to me unless you meant a 2500. That I'll believe.
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Old 09-25-2003, 03:39 AM   #63
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Yikes, I better get my new computer fast. As loud as the one I have now is, it just got louder and started making these clicking noises.:yikes:
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Old 09-25-2003, 07:39 AM   #64
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Woops.

Clicking HD=imminent death.

At the end of its life, my HD clicked AND chirped. Like a bird.
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Old 09-26-2003, 01:22 AM   #65
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It only made clicking noises for a few minutes. I dont think it is coming from the HD but the cpu fans. My HD is less than a year old.
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:12 PM   #66
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2.6c ? bottlenecking?

2.6 GHZ with hyperthreading is too slow ? are you nutz

yeah it was a 2500 barton overclocked to 3200 STABLE! and runs pretty cool.
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Old 09-27-2003, 04:11 AM   #67
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oops, my bad. My eyes saw the p4c800 and locked onto that. Yeah, 2.5gig is gorgeous.
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Old 09-29-2003, 01:18 AM   #68
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Ok, I have decided on everything but the damn video card. So Alucard, can you send me some link to video cards that are better than the geforce 4 ti4200, and cost $200 or less. If you find something that is a big step up from the $200 or less ones and is a good value, then I can go probably $250 for those i guess.
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Old 09-29-2003, 01:28 AM   #69
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the radeon 9700 pro is $233 american according to pricewatch.com
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Old 09-29-2003, 04:01 AM   #70
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Use this benchmark of video cards by Tom's Hardware.

Price Watch lists a better performing GeforceFX 5600 Ultra 128mb for $126.

If you're willing to go up to $250, wait till Christmas and purchase a Radeon 9800 Pro.
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:11 AM   #71
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I'd recomend the 9600 over the 5600FX. But like Mishi said, $230 for the 9700 pro is a definate must. There is a HUGE jump in performance from the 9600 to 9700. But ofcourse you need to make sure its the PRO version. Not the SE or whatever. I would say go the extra yard and grab the 9700. You'll thank yourself a year down the track. Ofcourse if you're feeling really greedy, then save up for the 9800pro to be happy for many years
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:04 PM   #72
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Quote:
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If you're willing to go up to $250, wait till Christmas and purchase a Radeon 9800 Pro.
Ya, but then I would be stuck with my geforce 2 until then.
Im too impatient.
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Old 09-29-2003, 06:19 PM   #73
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which one of these is better?



http://www.gameve.com/store/gameve_v...idproduct=1298 http://www.gameve.com/store/gameve_v...idproduct=1299
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:33 PM   #74
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The Radeon 9800 Non-Pro is better than the 9600 Pro. Here's the evidence. (WARNING GRAPHIC INTENSIVE)

Go here to see a buyer's guide to current graphic cards. Remember that the guide is based on a lot of factual evidence, but also quite a bit of the writer's opinions.

The extra 128 mb of memory might not actually help a 9600 Pro card. Note the message for midrange card buyers. It states FX5600, but I feel it applies to all cards.

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Okay, here's the REALLY confusing part. Should you go for a 9800 Non-Pro, be VERY WEARY of what model it is. Production on the regular 9800 Non-Pros have stopped and a new version called the 9800 Non-Pro SE is being sold. These SE versions are actually WEAKER than 9600 Pros. Evidence is in the same link posted at the top.

Listed from strongest to weakest:
Radeon 9800 Non-Pro
Radeon 9600 Pro
Radeon 9800 Non-Pro SE
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:07 AM   #75
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Ignore any card that has over 128mb. The 256 ones for some obscure reason usually run slower. I forget the exact reason. And if you plan to buy the 9800 non Pro, then just spend the same amount and go for the 9700pro. I think the 9700pro is more powerful. I get twitchy if the PRO label isn't added in.
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