upgrading computer

  scooby43 12:27 09 Aug 04
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I am thinking its time for me to upgrade my computer the spec,AMD Athlon XP 2600, Soltek SLKT600-C1L,512Mb DDR (PC3200) 400 FSB. But what I would like to ask is I am unsure of what graphics card to go for as I like to play games. I have doom 3 for instance and my current setup struggles its like watching a slow motion animation.

thanks in advance for suggestions

  jonnytub 12:29 09 Aug 04

what is your budget for a graphics card and we can start from there. also what card are you using at present?

  scooby43 12:34 09 Aug 04

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb DDR

  jonnytub 12:41 09 Aug 04

and your budget?

  scooby43 13:49 09 Aug 04

hm anything around 80 or below

  Totally-braindead 14:22 09 Aug 04

Have a look at click here but for your budget I think you'll be struggling, for about £40-50 more you should be able to get either a Geforce fx5900xt or an Ati 9800

  scooby43 14:31 09 Aug 04

hm geforce 5700 did well on the benchmarks

  scooby43 14:41 09 Aug 04

does that seem expensive

128MB XFX GeForce FX5700 Ultra
£113.58
RAM0010 512Mb DDR (PC3200) 400
£45.43
AMD AthlonXP PR2600+ Barton
£57.97
Soltek SLKT600-C1L (DDR M/Board)
£32.21

Total £292.80

  scooby43 14:47 09 Aug 04

£292.80 inc VAT

  pmjd 16:04 09 Aug 04

I bought a PNY 128mb Geforce 5700 Ultra for £80 two weeks ago from ebuyer, quick find 64039, but it seems to be discountinued....

Overclockers has some well priced 5700's. A sparkle 128mb 5700 Ultra for £93.94 inc VAT.
Look here click here

Do you have an upper budget in mind for the whole thing?

  scooby43 16:10 09 Aug 04

overclockers seems allot cheaper. Well I havent really made up my mind how much to spend I didnt want to get the top or the range but having a general idea on what I would need.

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