downgrade cpu and upgrade gpu

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maxjb, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. maxjb macrumors newbie

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    im getting a mac pro and im wondering if i should downgrade it to quad 2ghz and then upgrade the gpu to an ati radion x1900 xt or keep the 2.66 and the stock gpu. as i cant afford to pay for more than that.

    thanks
     
  2. quruli macrumors regular

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    The 2.66 chips are a great deal. Moving up or down on the cpus is a rip.

    Stick with the 2.66 and add the ATI card later. There may be some developments in the third party graphics sector soon.
     
  3. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. GPUs are far easier (and cheaper) to upgrade later, and you'll get a lot more performance out of the 660mHz bump.
     

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