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Old 12-19-2007, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my buddy is wanted to upgrade from an old POS computer. To start him off, I'm suggesting the Gigabyte P35-DS3L and 2GB RAM. He said he'd overclock as long as I help him, which I will, but he needs a good budget processor and I don't know enough about the C2D's, only my Q6600 owns

Suggestions please!
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the best bang for the buck is the 2160 or 2180. both can go above 3.0 ghz on stock and can probably go a bit higher with aftermarket cooling. so get one of them and a tuniq tower 120 or apf7 cooler
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I can't find those.
Is the E6550 a good overclocker?
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e6550 or e6750
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I was going to suggest the G.SKILL HZ's to him, but those are like $180 on newegg right now. He's looking at this: Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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ouch..get some Crucial Ballistix for that price.

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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get an AMD x2 5000 black edition instead. It will OC good, unlocked mulitplier as well:

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the title tho... which C2D for overclocking. also it isn't the best bang for the buck cpu cause it can hit like 3.0 but not much over that. also its more expensive then the e2180 and e2160.

but don't get me wrong, i would rather reccommend a amd over a intel anyday. lol
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Bang for buck would be a used e6400 or something off the bay.
Otherwise grab an e2160 or e2180
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