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I should have around $300 after Christmas, or about what the price of a x1950 AGP should be. My graphics card is getting old, and i would really like to be able to play games with aa and af and all that.

But directx10 is just around the corner, I might be able to hold off untill my birthday in April. Would any of ATi's cards be in the $300 - $350 price range then? I would wait, crysis looks leet. I would still have to get a motherboard for PCI-E lol, so I wouldn't really have much more then $350 for the card then.

Is it worth the wait?
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post #2 of 14
I think I would wait. Your current card is not *that* bad.

A good PCI-E board for socket 939 goes for about $100...
    
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didn't kno you could buy AGP boards for S939..
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post #4 of 14
Yea I think you should wait until your birthday.

Why? Becuase by then you could buy a X1900XT for around ~$250 and get a motherboard to go with it for a total of about ~$400 Max.

I have been convinced that DX10 cards aren't that important now considering everything that goes with DX10 isn't even released/being used yet.
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post #5 of 14
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x1900xt isn't that much better then an x1950 pro, I'm not going to wait 4-5 months for that.

Thanks for the insight, I guess I will wait and see what kind of dx10 I can get in a few months.
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post #6 of 14
my advise wait until your birthday. See what new gerneration is offering and upgrade accordingly.
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post #7 of 14
i would go for it , i get 5586 mraks in 3d 06 will my 1950pro pcie great card !
cant overclockit hard yet as no 3rd party apps support overclocking the core , so you can only use atioverdrive atm !
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post #8 of 14
Yeah go for it!

This mobo is darn cheap and has AGP an PCI-E slots:
http://www.asrock.com/product/939Dual-VSTA.htm

I just bought a Sapphire X1950Pro and it really rocks!
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post #9 of 14
Man I don't know why everyone is saying "wait for DX10", when in all likelyhood Vista is going to be full of bugs for the first few months, not to mention way to expensive for software. I'm going to wait out as long as I can before I buy Vista; I don't know about everyone else, but I'm not so eager to spend $150 on an upgrade price to XP that I'm probably going to have to start cutting away all of the automatic resource hogging crap.
I should be getting my Sapphire X1950 Pro tommorow, and from what I hear it is a pretty sweet card for the money, so I say go for it.
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post #10 of 14
I agree with some people here, I think you should wait untill your birthday. Get a good PCI-E Motherboard. By then a ATi X1950XT or XTX should be in the 350 Range. I agree with you Crysis does look leet, can't wait for it. But then wait, they aren't DX10 Compatible I messed that up on my own rig. I was impatient.
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