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ogar

Junior Member
Jul 9, 2004
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Barton 2800+
Nforce 2 MB
1gig ram
2 80 gig HD
9700 pro 128

What would be the bext upgrade to keep me going till fall 2005.
I am thinking a video card upgrade but I only have 300 to spend. I also need
to spend it locally so my fiancee doesnt know I am spending it. Is there a crad for under 300
that is a decent upgrad over my 9700 and will keep me going
through next year. I currently am playing

UT2k4
Far Cry
Battlefield Vietnam
MAdden 2005
Medal Of Honor Pacif
Matrix Online

Will be buying
HL 2
Vampire Bloodlines

and probably EQ2 Oe matrix online
 

SneakyStuff

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Jan 13, 2004
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9700 Pro is fine for what you're playing. Just wait til the 6600GT comes to AGP this November, then get one of those.
 

ogar

Junior Member
Jul 9, 2004
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You think it will be good for HL2 .
I am currently seeing slowdown in Doom3 and Madden 2004 on medium. And farcry also.
 

Somniferum

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Originally posted by: ogar
You think it will be good for HL2 .
I am currently seeing slowdown in Doom3 and Madden 2004 on medium. And farcry also.

From what I've read, Source engine games (HL2, Vampire: Bloodlines) should perform much better than DOOM3 on ATI cards. But I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm drooling in anticipation of both those games as well. :beer:
 

VIAN

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The card should last you through the year, but I wouldn't take it through 2005. A X700 XT that should be coming out soon should work it pretty good for ya.
 

SickBeast

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Originally posted by: VIAN
The card should last you through the year, but I wouldn't take it through 2005. A X700 XT that should be coming out soon should work it pretty good for ya.

Agreed. OP, wait for PCI-E before you upgrade. In other words, buy an entire new computer in a year or so.