What would you do? (upgrading question)

drudo

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I just want to know what YOU would do if you were me.

About 3 weeks ago I fried my 9500 Pro so I have been using my old GF3 TI200. My setup can run old games well, and new games on the very low setting. Basically, it sucks. So if you had my setup what would you do in regard to upgrading the video card? Don't worry about the HDD since I plan on getting something new this summer. Thank you.

Athlon XP 2700+

Asus A7N8X

2x 512MB Kingston HyperX PC2700

Nvidia Geforce 3 TI200

Maxtor 40GB Hard Drive

Audigy 2 ZS Platinum

Lian Li PC-61 case /w Antec 550w Power Supply

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Woodman

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Simple, I'd go around my home looking for spare change to get meself a 9800Pro or at least a 9800 (non pro) as soon as I can.

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scottchen

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If I were you i'd go on ebay and hunt for a 2nd hand 9700pro if your budget's tight, if not take the other guy's recommendation, and get a 9800 series card.

<A HREF="http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/myrig.php?do=view&id=17301" target="_new">My PC</A>
 

Woodman

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<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=363095#363095" target="_new">Readme on the top</A>. Beware the 128bit 9800Pros from Sapphire.

I bit the bullet and got myself something other than what was suggested in there (Gransmars). Working perfectly, so no problem.

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Crashman

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I'd get a free replacement under warranty for your 9500 Pro.

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Crashman

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Not when the 9500 Pro replacement is free under warranty.

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drudo

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yea im thinking an 9800 pro BBA, then an R500 next year. I just need something to replace my 9500 pro and I think this fits the bill. I don't think I can return my 9500 pro since I was using 3rd party cooling.