Is it worth the upgrade?


Dec 9, 2003
Hey guys,

I currently have a geforce 2 mx 200 64mb in my pc. I have the options to upgrade to a 9800 pro for around $230 (new built by ATI), or a 9600xt for around $100. I like FPS and thats practically the only type of games that I do play. My current system specs are...

Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
512MB PC2100 RAM
you know the current video card (POS)
sound blaster live 5.1
420W PSU

I guess Im just wondering if it would be worth the extra cash to upgrade to the 9800 pro and if I did would my pc run games like Doom 3, Half-life 2, Farcry, STALKER and Painkiller? These are the games that are really making me upgrade my card. I can also get a gig of PC2700 RAM for about $100. Is that worth it?

I really appreciate the help.