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Old January 27th 04, 10:55 PM
ES
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Hey folks,

Let's say you had the following system:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
ASUS A7N8X motherboard (for socket A chips)
1 GB Infineon DDR400 RAM (2x512 MB sticks)
Gainward NVIDA GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP 8 with 128 MB
Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space soundcard
WinXP Home 2002 with SP1

And you had about 300 Euros / 380 US Dollars to spend on upgrading it. And
you wanted to play a mix of games like American Conquest, Mafia, Pro
Evolution Soccer 3, Mediaval Total War.

What you go buy next to get the best performance boost for your buck/Euro?

Thanks for any advice :-)

Cheers, ES


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Old January 27th 04, 11:59 PM
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Get one of the newer DX9 capable video cards, such as an nVidia FX 5700
Ultra. It would be a good match for your system.

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"ES" wrote in message
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Hey folks,

Let's say you had the following system:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
ASUS A7N8X motherboard (for socket A chips)
1 GB Infineon DDR400 RAM (2x512 MB sticks)
Gainward NVIDA GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP 8 with 128 MB
Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space soundcard
WinXP Home 2002 with SP1

And you had about 300 Euros / 380 US Dollars to spend on upgrading it. And
you wanted to play a mix of games like American Conquest, Mafia, Pro
Evolution Soccer 3, Mediaval Total War.

What you go buy next to get the best performance boost for your buck/Euro?

Thanks for any advice :-)

Cheers, ES




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Old January 28th 04, 04:59 AM
Chris Stolworthy
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What kind of HDD? I ave noticed that those 8mb cache drives do speed the
system up considerably.


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Old January 28th 04, 05:50 AM
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ES wrote:

Hey folks,

Let's say you had the following system:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
ASUS A7N8X motherboard (for socket A chips)
1 GB Infineon DDR400 RAM (2x512 MB sticks)
Gainward NVIDA GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP 8 with 128 MB
Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space soundcard
WinXP Home 2002 with SP1

And you had about 300 Euros / 380 US Dollars to spend on upgrading it. And
you wanted to play a mix of games like American Conquest, Mafia, Pro
Evolution Soccer 3, Mediaval Total War.

What you go buy next to get the best performance boost for your buck/Euro?



A killer video card. I went from the card you have to an ATI 9800 pro and
doubled + the frame rates. The rest of your system is plenty fast enough,
the video card is the bottle neck.

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Old January 28th 04, 12:09 PM
ES
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I just took your advice and ordered an
original ATI 9800 Pro. I'll also look into getting a faster hard drive.

Cheers!

ES

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A killer video card. I went from the card you have to an ATI 9800 pro and
doubled + the frame rates. The rest of your system is plenty fast enough,
the video card is the bottle neck.

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Stacey



 




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