I BOUGHT MY UPGRADES FOR D3. Check them out!

By ArchVile ยท 4 replies
Aug 1, 2004
  1. motherboarrd: shuttle nforce2 ultra an35n
    Video: powercolor Radeon 9800se
    CPU: retail box athlon xp 2400 2.0ghz

    and ofcourse the pre-order for d3 costed 58

    all came out to 308 dollars.

    so. what do you guys think? did i choose wisely?
  2. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Posts: 69

    MSI K7N2-delta <~~$98
    XP-2800+ (Barton)@2.08Ghz<~~$110
    PNY FX-5200ultra<~112
    none of witch were bought online
    =$320 plus tax mind you
    i would say yes you chose well.
    i would have chosen a different Video card maker though
  3. Charles Hammond

    Charles Hammond TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I would have either opted for the Radeon 9800 Pro or the Radeon 9600XT. The Radeon 9800ST is about as good as a Radeon 9600.

    Asus A7N8X Ultra 400
    Sapphire 9800 Pro (Heatpipe)
    XP2800 Retail
    Crucial RAM
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Hehehe nice one.

    Back years ago, I upgraded my machine especially for Tomb Raider 1. The recently released (at the time) Matrox Mystique card had a patch out that did something close to 3D acceleration, but not quite.
  5. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I love that motherboard. Very stable, has some OC options.

    The SE version of the 9800 is typically underclocked compared to the standard, pro, or XT editions. But the price is also less. For a performance boost, I recommend uping the clock, but Radeons typically don't have the best "stock" fans either. If you keep this card and plan on OCing it, put a VGA cooler on it.

    What memory are you running? What are you upgrading from?

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