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Please help me in upgrading

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  1. geek

    geek New Member

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    Hi

    I am planning to upgrade my pc (Athlon XP 1700+, asus mobo). I am a casual gamer and a performance freak. please help me to upgrade.

    1) the very first thing, is it worth upgrading NOW. i hear that intel XE edition of processors with 1 ghz of fsb are round the corner.

    2) if i upgrade now should i go in for AMD 64 or intel (915/925)

    3) whats are the current market prices of AMD's 64 Fx series of processors and their compatible boards.

    4) if i go in 4 intel should i buy an intel original or a chipset board (from asus etc)

    5) Are PCI express based graphic cards of any use. Do they provide any performance boost over normal 8x cards.
     
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    1..yes, it is worth upgrading now
    2..for ur games i would recommend AMD 64
    3..oops!
    4..i recommend to buy the original
    5..Yes they are faster
     
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    @geek dont make multiple posts to get common info
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=93219#93219
    u couldve just posted it there

    its not worth upgrading to an intel now ... cuz even the 64 bit processors are lined up
    tho this will take half a year to come in
    tho u CAN wait for the nforce4 mobos supporting the amd64 processors ... they should be just ard the year

    again like i said go for amd 64

    amd 64 mobos will cost u 5650 for a good asus build
    and processors starting from 8600 for amd64 3000

    any processor u go for .. i always suggest ASUS as a mobo .. its the best ... more stable and packed with features

    pcie does offer a performance boost
    but it wont be noticable if u get a low end card
    to notice this diff as of RIGHT NOW .. u need the top of the line cards
    even the x600 will not show u much of a diff over the 9800 pro
    the x700 might have an edge tho

    right now pcie is just nascent ... it'll take time to settle inm

    anyways if ur going in for AMD now .. forget abt pciE .. no amd board supports PCIE right now ..
    like i said .. wait for the nforce4 mobos .
     
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    wait!!!!!!!!!! do not upgrade now.
     
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    pradeep u said that i should wait. can u let me know the reason. is it intel 64 or something
     
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    dude the Nforce4's r going to be released!!!

    and then the prices of 939 proccies will cum down!!

    the 939 CPU's provide a good polish the the A64 chip
     
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