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    What to upgrade to?

    Lo all,

    I've got a Shuttle SB51G in black. Now currently I've got a GeForce 4 Ti4800SE gfx card which I bought a while back. Time has come to upgrade, what options do I have?

    Current relevant PC spec:

    P4 2.26ghz
    768 PC2700 RAM

    I don't have that much money to spend, although if a good offer does come about I could be tempted. I was thinking around the £100 - £120 bracket, and I am not afraid to buy 2nd hand.

    Many thanks for any helpful replies

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    You would be only able to go up to AGP? Im pritty sure...

    Umm imo i wouldnt spend any money on a AGP card. In Australia there are no more medium range AGP cards left. i will not pay $400 + for an outdated standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djerhan
    You would be only able to go up to AGP? Im pritty sure...

    Umm imo i wouldnt spend any money on a AGP card. In Australia there are no more medium range AGP cards left. i will not pay $400 + for an outdated standard.

    The 6200 AGP version will be a significant upgrade on your current card retails about £40-50 or the 6600 for £100 both are good cards.

    I would personally take one stick of memory out and go to two 512mb sticks
    and buy a 6200 total cost should be about £75. Hope this helps.

    If your willing to sell your old CPU you could buy a 2.8Northwood core processor taking the total cost to about £110ish
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    You can easily find used 6600GT AGP for £100 or even (altough I'm not sure) buy a new one on sale for £120.

    I'm willing to sell my current XFX 6600GT soon. I'll let you know when I will, if you're interested.

    Good Luck.

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    • YorkieBen's system
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    you can buy a 6800le for about £100

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    With regards to RAM, would I be better to stick with PC2700? I was told it suits the shuttle better...?

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    I would expect PC2700 is at least good enough to match the fsb of your system, but I don't know the numbers to be sure.

    I'd spend the whole wack on a good 2nd hand gfx card. You should be able to get a 6800 no problem.

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    Get an X800GT i'm sure they retail for about the 100 mark and can be easily soft modded to open up the extra pipes.

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    Are there any guides how to softmod??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaps
    Get an X800GT i'm sure they retail for about the 100 mark and can be easily soft modded to open up the extra pipes.
    X800GT are for PCI-E only..

    6600GT is much better.. 6800GT if you're willing to shell 150 quid..

    PC2700 is fine.. might be a little slow.. but it should be enuf to do the job for the coming 6 months..
    Me want Ultrabook


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