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 09/25/2004 11:44 AM
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Megadeth
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Thanks for all your help, it is just that I hate when I'm gonna have to change the MOBO of this machine cause of PCI-EXPRESS support!
 09/25/2004 01:07 PM
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Any super-clocked 5700U will be owned by 9700.
 09/25/2004 01:14 PM
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Been looking around on Ebay and there are some really sweet deals going on. I may make a bid or 2 on a 9500PRO or 9700 when I get paid. [content edited] I may bid on a 9600PRO or XT, any of them would be better for gaming then my 9000.

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 09/25/2004 01:52 PM
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just watch the shipping costs some sellers are charging now. $20 to ship a video card cross-country is ridiculous.

Also, try to look for 128mb 9500 non-pro video cards with the "L" shaped memory configuration. If you find a Sapphire one, it is a 9700 with 4 pixel pipelines shut down and somewhat slower memory (but with 256bit memory interface). A quick driver softmod (I use Omega drivers), and voila! you have a 9700.





What to get' ">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...8&item=5125558993&rd=1

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this one' ">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...0&item=5125339898&rd=1

here is an example of something to avoid, the seller obviously doesn't know what he's selling. It looks like a Sapphire 9600np. Note the passive cooler on it.

DUHHHHH' ">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...4&item=5126107043&rd=1

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 09/25/2004 01:55 PM
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The chances of getting a 9500 that softmods are low these days.
 09/25/2004 02:08 PM
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If you do get a 5700 don't get the 256mb version, on a card like that it is almost completely useless. You would be much better of getting a 128mb card with 256bit memory interface.

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about that soft mod, u still end up with only a 4 pipe card ur saying, get a PRO it has 8 pipes

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The problem is that, like he said, most of the soft-moddable cards have already been snatched up, so finding one that will succesfully soft-mod is not likely anymore.

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 09/25/2004 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (oaddington @ Sep 24 2004, 09:58 PM) QUOTE (Megadeth @ Sep 24 2004, 08:03 PM) You know, I think I'm getting addicted to the AMD Forums; people are so nice here and it is just great.  My logic behind the whole budget thing is right now I'm going to purchase a graphics card that is good, nothing crappy.  When PCI-EXPRESS comes out at the beginning of 2005 (I have confirmed sources which I saw toady so don't worry) then I will go all out and buy top of the line.  I'll also get the MOBO w/ PCI-EXPRESS then too, a PCI-EXPRESS GPU (maybe 2), and a TV-TUNER which I might do now too, but I don't know anyways which would be the best choice for me guys?

1. GeForce FX 5500 256 MB
2. PowerColor Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB "ultra"
3. GeForce FX 5700 (Non-Le) 256 MB
That's what I did, got hooked here on all the info, spent all my time debating what to get, again and again...

Finally bought a Radeon 9600 XT AIW because I wanted one for video stuff anyway. Got a New MB ASUS A7V600 to match my DDR 400 and later I'll buy something better then the 2400 XP. Honestly I'm not a FPS junkie so I'll be fine putting off dropping big bucks all at once for a new machine and won't be sad when that I have a 754 when Dual 939 comes out because I'm not getting the new stuff anymore... I'll sit on my good socket A that does me more then enough, until 939 PCI express is readily available and saturated the market. Then get that with a good gaming card and have another system that still is great.
Your comp is almost the same as mine. AIW 9600XT, DDR400 ram, and an AXP 2400+

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