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    64bit cpu OR 6800/X800

    Its gotta be on people minds....its on mine.

    Lots of people have pretty good machines.

    I have an XP2800 and 1gig of PC2700 at 175 Cas 2.

    And a Rad 9800 Pro.

    Should a bloke buy

    A: A new top flight card, for about £350

    or

    B: A new mobo, 64bit cpu and ram to suit?

    Costs are similar...what would YOU do?

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    yeah thats what i did! all for doom3 as well which i guess makes it a 750 quid game

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    nooooo.......one or the other

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    yes sell a kidney and buy the lot

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    Someone else's kidney, natch, I mean...you don't want to go overboard over this...

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    at the moment I'd say get the gfx, purely because the cpu market atm is so damn busy.

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    depends, do you want faster framerates in games? if so get a 6800GT and a 2500M and clock the nuts off the 2500M like I did, then wait untill crimbo time and get a nice cheap 64 bit rig as im gonna do
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    ide probably upgrade to the 64bit platform before ide upgrade the 9800pro (its still an impecably capable card) and innevatably the 6800,s and x800,s will follow the same road as the 9800pro and 5900,s did (pricecrash as newer hardware is released)

    personally i wouldnt justify spending that type of money on upgrading my 9800pro,s till i realy need to "and thats not gonna be for a while yet".
    apparently windows 64 should be here sometime this year so imho ude prolly be better off spending that hard earned l00t on future proofing with the 64bit platform as apparently "so ive heard" the current win xp still flys along on the 64bit platform even tho its only a 32bit operating system.

    anyway thats my personal opinion,good luck whichever route you take.

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    ya see.....two different views....I knew that would happen.

    Yeah I am a gamer....so the card makes a difference. BUT the power...the raw power of a 64 bit mobo/cpu is the heart of the system....the heart

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    that 9800pro is still going to be pretty decent for a while.

    go for the A64 and upgrade the gfx later. or go to davids house and steal all his shiny things
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    Problem with either plan is that waiting for either will cause trouble - the anticipated n-force 4 platform is going to be pci express for graphics, I'd expect, so buying an AGP card now and then getting cpu/mobo later could be dangerous.

    Buying CPU/Mobo now means no pci express for when graphics cards move to it - nevermind the other things that will go to pci-e and flourish.

    Toss a coin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    or go to davids house and steal all his shiny things
    He's got good security..I tried already

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Someone else's kidney, natch, I mean...you don't want to go overboard over this...
    yeah i mean removing your own kidney would just be silly

    how much short are you from getting both? i mean if it only takes another month to save up i would wait.

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    6800GT will make the biggest improvment to your gaming experience trust me
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