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BSS_Goat
06-29-2004, 12:55 PM
I have a 24" monitor that only supports 800x600x32 w/ a Radeon 9600 Pro card ....... the question is should I buy a new monitor or Radeon 9800 PRO for the upcoming BoB and PF? My PC is 2.66 w/ 768 ram.

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BSS_Goat
06-29-2004, 12:55 PM
I have a 24" monitor that only supports 800x600x32 w/ a Radeon 9600 Pro card ....... the question is should I buy a new monitor or Radeon 9800 PRO for the upcoming BoB and PF? My PC is 2.66 w/ 768 ram.

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Patriotism is your conviction
that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it
--George Bernard Shaw

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-29-2004, 02:10 PM
Hmmmm...A 24" monitor sounds nice, but that res doesn't allow you to capitalize on the sweet eye candy this sim has to offer.

On the other hand,if you upgrade your video card you'll be able to run higher res with acceptable fps...but alas your monitor won't comply.

My suggestion would be to get a really "smokin" monitor for now as the rest of your system seems ok (though you may want to OC a bit and get some more RAM for BoB and PF) Then if you want, you can upgrade other items down the road.

A really good 19" crt flat screen can be had for around $250 USD that can support much higher res than the one you currently have. For FB, I can't see the sense in running less than 1024x768 32 bit.

Again, my .02c



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Achilles97
06-29-2004, 02:15 PM
MONITOR!

It's not going to do much good to upgrade from a 9600pro to a 9800 if all you want to do is play at 800x600.

jeroen-79
06-29-2004, 02:20 PM
Both?
If not, screen.

CDN_Merlin
06-29-2004, 02:24 PM
Monitor for sure, you have a good video card for now.

I'd suggest a Viewsonic P95F.

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eXtra_Corrosiv
06-29-2004, 02:30 PM
I concur. viewsonic p95f goes to 2048 x 1536. also has ultra brite gaming mode and a fine dot pitch. you can get an AWESOME deal at mwavev.com for 236.00


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BSS_Goat
06-29-2004, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the advice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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