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upgrade:what should i buy?

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by Amit Prabhu, Aug 28, 2004.

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    Amit Prabhu New Member

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    Hi every body, this is my first post over here although i am a digit fan and have been reading the magazine since its first issue.
    I am thinking of upgrading my cpu.. I want to buy a good graphic card.. minimum a gforce fx 5600 or ati radeon 9600 xt..
    i'll be selling the following components which i already have
    amd athlon 1700
    asus a7n266vm motherboard which had onboard graphics.

    how much i might get with above two componets?
    I want to add 16k to it and buy new motherboard+ processor + a graphic card.. i want to go for amd athlon processor.. i am not upgrading ram and hard disk.. they are new..
    please suggest me a good motherboard model,processor and graphic card combination for my budget..
    can i go for a ati radeon 9800xt or a nvidia fx 5700 ultra with my budget?
    also i am in a dillema whether to go for ati or nvidia.. Please post in ur valuable suggestions..
     
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    16k umm....that might be a little less considering that ur keen on a 9600xt. The 9600Xt costs 10.5k here. Also try to aviod the FX series in Nvidia. Going for a 9600pro for 8.5k makes sense. Also since 32 bit architecture is aging now, its better to go for a 64 bit proccy. So here my advice to you.

    AMD64 2800+: 6.9k
    Gigabyte K8S760M Mobo - 6k
    Asus K8V: 6.8k
    Gfx card: 9600pro :8.5k

    Comes to arnd 21k.
     
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    ya it`s good to go for 64bit procy
    and adding 16+you`ll gee round 3-4 thousend depending.
    so i think 21k is reachable for u
     
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    thnx blade_runner but is amd 64 bit processor really worth going for coz they are useless unless there is a 64 bit application that makes use of it.. for the near future will it make a difference? also if i go for a 32 bit processor then what combination should i go for?
     
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    Athlon 64s are 32bit compatible so u can use it till true 64 bit apps r available. The costs are comparable to 32 bit proccies and the performance is also better. Plus, u r future proof. Get with it and get a 64. No use buying a 32 bit system unless u r on a tight budget or u if u require the pc for just net or regular usage.
     
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    I guess naga answered ur Q's then..... :D
     
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    what i was thinking was if i go for 32 bit µp so that i might end up with enough money to take radeon 9800 pro or even 9800 xt.. how about this combo?
     
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    sure
    its ur beef man... go for what u think is better
    yeah i tihkn gettin a better graphics card for the time being is a better idea than gettin a better proccy !!
    go for it ! if u can that is ... cuz the 9800 pro will cost u abt 14k ... and gettin a cheaper proccy / mobo combination will cut down abt 2-3k ... still dun think it'll fit ur budget ...
    tho i still strongly suggest and respect blade's suggestions .... think abt it .. im sure u'll be able to work something out in ur budget
    o yeah and i always suggest ASUS mobos whatever u go for ... :D
    cheers
     
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    Rightly said. I'll tell u what wait for like a few days, atleast till the first week of Sept cuz there are going to be revision in the Club3d Ati card prices. I will let u know if there are any major changes. But u will be losing out on a gr8 deal for saving 2-3k.
     
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    ya i am going to upgrade my pc after the first week of september. thnx bladerunner.. please inform if there are any price revisions..
     
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