Upgrade advice

  myball123 21:42 10 Feb 2004
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I want to upgrade my PC but am limited to a budget of £100. MY PC is used mainly for playing games (Max Payne 2, Tiger Woods, CM 03/04 and the kids games) and surfing the net.
I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card but am not sure to what. My system specs are below:

AMD 1.7XP, 512MB PC2100 Ram, Asrock K7VT2, 2x HDD (total 40Gb), Sound Blaster Live 1024 player, GEForce4 MX440, 1 x CDRW & 1xDVD Rom.

I have been surfing various sites looking at new cards and the Radeon 9600 and the GEForce 5600 look like the cards in my price range. Would I get better performance from these cards or from a GEForce4 TI 4200/4400which aren't DirectX 9 cards?

Grateful for any views.

(Also thought about a MOBO/Processor upgrade but think I will get more benefit from changing the graphics card given what the PC is used for).

Cheers

Simon

  Indigo 1 22:34 10 Feb 2004

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  Indigo 1 22:36 10 Feb 2004

not much point upgrading the mobo or processor at the moment, you won't notice much difference even if you double the processor speed.

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