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r0bman
06-27-2005, 11:27 AM
ok, I've decided its time for a new vid card... my ridiculusly overclocked 9600Pro is getting quite tired, especially w/ Battlefield 2. I haven't been following the latest offerings from ATI / nVidia very well, so I figured this would be a great place to ask for advice.

* I want a GOOD card, as cheap as possible (I just looked at prices, wow. um... expensive) that'll last me as long as this 9600 has

* it has to be AGP... i love my rig, don't need a new mobo

I'd appreciate any reccommendations from anyone w/ similar specs that has gotten one of these new cards recently... here's my rig:

p4 3.0GHz Prescott (clocked at about 3.4ish, usally)
1GB 3200 DDR mem
Foxconn m875A02 mobo (almost sure this (http://www.foxconnchannel.com/products_motherboard_2.cfm?pName=875A02-6EKRS) is it)
ATi 9600Pro, ridiculus clock settings I change every day (massive aftermarket cooling)

Help me, oh wise and up to date fellow geeks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EDIT:

as of now I think I'm trying to decide between these two:

X800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102530)
X800 Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102425)

good choices? is the Pro worth another $50? does nVidia have something better for the same $$ ballpark?

r0bman
06-27-2005, 11:27 AM
ok, I've decided its time for a new vid card... my ridiculusly overclocked 9600Pro is getting quite tired, especially w/ Battlefield 2. I haven't been following the latest offerings from ATI / nVidia very well, so I figured this would be a great place to ask for advice.

* I want a GOOD card, as cheap as possible (I just looked at prices, wow. um... expensive) that'll last me as long as this 9600 has

* it has to be AGP... i love my rig, don't need a new mobo

I'd appreciate any reccommendations from anyone w/ similar specs that has gotten one of these new cards recently... here's my rig:

p4 3.0GHz Prescott (clocked at about 3.4ish, usally)
1GB 3200 DDR mem
Foxconn m875A02 mobo (almost sure this (http://www.foxconnchannel.com/products_motherboard_2.cfm?pName=875A02-6EKRS) is it)
ATi 9600Pro, ridiculus clock settings I change every day (massive aftermarket cooling)

Help me, oh wise and up to date fellow geeks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EDIT:

as of now I think I'm trying to decide between these two:

X800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102530)
X800 Pro (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102425)

good choices? is the Pro worth another $50? does nVidia have something better for the same $$ ballpark?

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-27-2005, 11:37 AM
Obviously there's no way to say how long ANY piece of pc hardware will remain 'relevant' and not outdated beyond use, but your syatem should be able to run most applications very well and would not throttle back one of the newer vc's too much.

I'd recommend either a 6800 GT from NV or an X800 Pro from ATI. Both are WAAAAYYYYY faster than even an oc'd 9600 and should last at least as long as the rest of your system. Both are considered the "sweet-spot" with regards to price-vs-performance.


TB

r0bman
06-27-2005, 12:45 PM
aweseome... thanks a lot man

VW-IceFire
06-27-2005, 01:23 PM
I'll just second Thunderbolts opinion there as it was exactly what I was going to say.

Personally I'm waiting for a few more next gen parts to arrive and I'll jump to the next level. I'm presently very close to what you're at with a Radeon 9700Pro, an AMD 2700+, and 1GB of DDR 333mhz.

But you should see a good boost in visual quality (by raising AA and AS levels) if not a speed boost on your current rig.

The next gen stuff is very impressive. The new GeForce 7800 GTX, DDR2 memory, PCI-E replacing AGP, SATA (kinda), and dual core CPUs.