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Should I get a PCIe mobo and an X1300 for Christmas until I can get a job to make more money to get a nicer card or should I just stick with my 9600XT until then?
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The X1600 isn't all that expensive .. 175$ on newegg.

Wait and get that instead .. imho.
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Should I get a PCIe mobo and an X1300 for Christmas until I can get a job to make more money to get a nicer card or should I just stick with my 9600XT until then?
Get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, and save your money for the new card. I think this would be the smart thing to do as you wont be taking a loss on the card if you know ahead of time you are gonna upgrade it anyway.
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It would be a gift though so I wouldnt be paying for it.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
It would be a gift though so I wouldnt be paying for it.

If thats what you wanna do go for it, but I think it would sorta be a wasted gift if your intention is to replace it anyways. Perhaps ask for the motherboard and something else and save up for the Video Card?
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post #6 of 16
Your best bet is to stick with your current setup.

For christmas, Grab the motherboard and some ram. Get a job, Save up some more money then buy the Video card, Because when you upgrade to PCI-e, You've got to move to DDR2 (Not sure whether or not your grabbing a PCI-e/DDR1 board..), Continue saving, And grab something a little more hefty then then X1300.

Not sure, But to what I've heard they don't seem to perform very well, Nor do any of the cards in the X1XXX line aside from the X1800XL/XT.
post #7 of 16
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I think Ill stick with a DDR1 board unless there is a noticable performance gain with DDR2.

Thanks for the advice, Ill just keep the 9600XT untill I get more money.
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post #8 of 16
Don't forget that the X1300 has only four pipes. So the core clock could be divided by four when comparing to a 16 pipe card. I would wait til you got the money for an X1600 or better, really.
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post #9 of 16
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Im aiming for an X1800.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Im aiming for an X1800.
That's a little better XL or XT?
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