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cpu advice?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by EternalIllusion, 15 Jan 2008.

  1. EternalIllusion

    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    I'l finally be able to upgrade my computer soon and i was looking at new cpu's. Has to be a dual core or higher with maximum gaming support. But I am also looking to keep my budget at a minimum.

    Wanted to see what you think.
    Getting this 3ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115028
    Over this 2.66 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029 (thats almost a hundred bucks cheaper and oc'able to equal speeds)

    And if i was to go with the more expensive one. Would it be better to just go for the quad core at the same price but lower spec? (trying to decide which would last me longer)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

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    I know you must have seen plenty of similar threads, but the search didn't seem to yield much.
     
  2. heir flick

    heir flick Minimodder

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    the q6600 vs e6850 has done the rounds on loads of forums with a lot of mixed response, i think read them all and every time i made a choice i found another article saying i should get the other but in the end i chose the q6600 because i felt i would get more out of a quad core, but if your on a tight budget the the e6750 is a good choice
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Pretty much as above really - if budget is an issue, then the 6750 is a great choice, otherwise the Q6600 is a very popular choice.
     
  4. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    I'd suggest getting an E6550 (2.33GHz) from Newegg. At the moment, the 6550 is their cheapest Conroe, even cheaper than a 6300 for some reason. Now, I don't know how it holds up against a high-end graphics card, as I only have a 7600gs; however, I am completely unable to reach 100% CPU utilization in any real-world task or game, so I'm not sure how much tangible performance increase you'll get from spending more.
     
  5. EternalIllusion

    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    Another unrelated question. Are multiple IDE ports absolete?? I cant find a single motherboard with more then one IDE. All my hdd's are ATA's. I guess it might be time to upgrade those too, but is it really worth it? Or should i look into getting some lame(but cheaper) adapters?

    Thanks for your replies. Been out of the loop for a while. : /
     
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    IDE is gone these days, SATA has replaced it. Intel's current southbridge does not even support a single IDE port, so board makers use add-on chips, usually JMicron, to give users IDE slots.

    As for CPU, remember, you can always up the frequency, but not the number of cores.
     
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    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    Well i seem to have compiled a list. Thoughts?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136178
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196R

    If you can suggest a better deal for a similar price or less il be happy to hear. If not i'l probably order these in the morning.

    Thanks again for replies.
     
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    Silver Shamrock What's a Dremel?

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    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    The rest is good... but may I suggest you consider a ($120) 500GB Seagate 7200.11 instead of the (8MB) WD you've selected :idea:
    They have a massive 32MB on board cache! More importantly however... they carry a 5 year warranty :rock:
     
  10. nigelleg

    nigelleg What's a Dremel?

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    Hah just came from the shop thats putting my machine together and thats the hard drive I have picked (it was lying there in its packet) it looks to be a nice drive with 105mb/s sustained rate where prev model was speced at about 80
    My card was there as well GT8800 ssc EVGA and my Q6600 processor it was like christmas all over I love opening the boxes :) will hopefully have my new machine for the weekend if the bloody RAM arrives
     
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    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the tip. Is there a solid release date out? I looked around, seeing the 20th, but has this been confirmed?
     
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    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    Ya, i'm salivating over that.
    Just hope the rest of my list stays in stock. Considering maybe getting the rest now and waiting for the cpu. Only problem, the motherboard being open-box, would definately want to test it before the 15-day return expires : / Guess i'l wait a little on that too.
     
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    EternalIllusion What's a Dremel?

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    Wonder how long itl take for newegg to get em. They're being sold on a number of sites already, but they're all sold out.
     

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