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LC34
06-06-2005, 04:09 PM
Pacific Fighters plays fine for me now. But Im looking at the future here with newer games coming out. I just got a new mobo but was debating on a video card too. Let me know your suggestions. Here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon 64 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+
ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer mobo
768 MB DDR SDRAM
Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Saitek X45
TrackIR3 Pro (coming soon)

LC34
06-06-2005, 04:09 PM
Pacific Fighters plays fine for me now. But Im looking at the future here with newer games coming out. I just got a new mobo but was debating on a video card too. Let me know your suggestions. Here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon 64 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+
ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer mobo
768 MB DDR SDRAM
Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Saitek X45
TrackIR3 Pro (coming soon)

JG52Uther
06-06-2005, 04:22 PM
I would go for ram first,up to a gig from 768.

Ace_Eloff
06-06-2005, 04:25 PM
upgrade ram to 1 gig is good, and get yourself a 6800GT Leadtek (as it has 16 pipes versus 12 from other brands). Newegg.com has one for $300 US. Also, get vector expansion for the TrackIR3. I have the Track IR 3 PRO myself, and found it very hard to use due to accidental movements throwing it off. Vector makes it WAY better.

ATI is good, but they make their cards into toaster ovens... i.e. they run way too hot due to the pitiful heatsinks and very high clock speeds. As a result they have short lifespans. Nvidea pulls of the same kind of performance using less clock speed, check out the benchmarks at http://www.tomshardware.com, (http://www.tomshardware.com) so unless you have water cooling, or live in a deep freeze... watch out for ATI.

JG52Uther
06-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Dont forget the ear plugs for that nvidea http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
And that,gentlemen,is my thousandth post.I really should get out more

Ace_Eloff
06-06-2005, 04:36 PM
The Leadtek one is quite a lot quieter than other brands. Also, you can quiet it down further by loosening the screws on the heatsink cover panel (I Think) check the customer reviews of the card, on Newegg to find out exactly what you need to do.

JadehawkII
06-06-2005, 05:25 PM
If you want a good card whatever brand you buy, it's a good idea to make sure the insides of your puter has plenty of airflow. I have no less than 6 fans circulating inside mine and have an external fan control to make sure nonthing gets hot inside. It's surprising that plenty get all these wee-wiz do-hickys for their puters and do not think about the cooling requirements let alone a proper temp monitor for the insides. It truly pays to keep tabs in the temp inside your expensive puters. Better save than sorry for thoes who got fried boards and fans cost much less than replacement boards do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif