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    Question X800 GTO2 and A64 3000+ Upgrade Advice

    Hey all,
    I need some advice please, my Shuttle ST20 with X800 GTO2 and A64 3000+ is starting to look a bit dated.

    I'm busy playing Overlord at the moment (at 1680 x 1050) and my system is having a few problems at medium graphics settings.

    Can anyone suggest some upgrade advice please? (I'm looking to spend around £150)

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    Uhm - How much RAM do you have?

    I'd look at getting an X1950 Pro....

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    David, I have 2GB.

    Also, I should have mentioned, I run Vista

    Edit: Also the graphics card needs a normal sized cooler as it has to fit in my shuttle.
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    thats a lot of resolution ..... specially for an X800 GTO.

    As David said, an X1950 Pro...or maybe a proper X1900 XTX second hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    thats a lot of resolution ..... specially for an X800 GTO.
    Yep exactly my thoughts

    Thanks both, I'll take a look around and see what's available.

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    Which Shuttle do you have?

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    Agreed with the X1950 pro. You could go dual core... even if the game doesnt utilize it, it would take some of the stress from background apps and put them onto the spare core leaiving the game with the whole of the other core. Or you could just pick up a 3700+ or something.

    These are off Ebuyer as scan only have optys for 939. However, I have an opteron and its definately worth considering.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112959

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125396

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126834

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126774

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    vid card first...that's a lot of pixels to throw about.

    I also like (actually really love) 7900GS cards

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=488117

    £118 inc
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    Odd.. you are an AMD/ATI fanboy... very surreal is the world going mad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Odd.. you are an AMD/ATI fanboy... very surreal is the world going mad?
    You mean me well yeah i am but (with the exception of the 7900gs) for £150 on a 939 shuttle there isnt that much else that can be suggested.

    My opinions on AMD are beginning to fall nowthanks to the flump that is the hd2*** series. If barcelona is good then they may just manage to pull me back in before i give in and C2 it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    You mean me well yeah i am but (with the exception of the 7900gs) for £150 on a 939 shuttle there isnt that much else that can be suggested.

    My opinions on AMD are beginning to fall nowthanks to the flump that is the hd2*** series. If barcelona is good then they may just manage to pull me back in before i give in and C2 it
    No I meant Zak

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    For £150, CPU and GPU, I take it you're thinking 2nd hand? Looks like the 7900 is a good option for space, otherwise I woulda said X1900XTX/X1950

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Which Shuttle do you have?
    Shuttle ST20 G5

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Agreed with the X1950 pro. You could go dual core... even if the game doesnt utilize it, it would take some of the stress from background apps and put them onto the spare core leaiving the game with the whole of the other core. Or you could just pick up a 3700+ or something.

    These are off Ebuyer as scan only have optys for 939. However, I have an opteron and its definately worth considering.
    Thanks mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    vid card first...that's a lot of pixels to throw about.

    I also like (actually really love) 7900GS cards

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=488117

    £118 inc
    Nice card there mate. I am actually tempted to go Nvidia this time as I've always had ATI cards.


    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Million View Post
    For £150, CPU and GPU, I take it you're thinking 2nd hand? Looks like the 7900 is a good option for space, otherwise I woulda said X1900XTX/X1950
    (Sorry for back to back posting)

    Well using Zak's suggestion:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=488117 - £117.49

    And couple that with

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=494952 - £42.88

    So over my £150 budget already!

    But yes I will be keeping an eye out in the For Sale forum

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    I would not jump from a GTO2>79gs, I would consider the 1950. Did you manage to unlock your GTO?


    edit

    The above cpu is AM2

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