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Old 05-22-2007, 07:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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but if u have a littile bit of more money, like, 40-50$ extra, i would suggest a 7900gs or a 8600gt.
Newegg.com - Leadtek PX8600GT 256MB Standard GeForce 8600GT 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail if u want dx10
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Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
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u recommended an 8600gts but ur link was for a gt... but i think what u were talking about..... was the gt cuz there is no way a gts is 40 bucks more than a 7600 gs
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The X1900GT for 110 bucks is where you wanna be at. Excellent price/performance I think and not much more than a 7600GS.

I would highly recommend you go with an AMD in that price range. The X2 3600 can be overclocked EASILY AND SAFELY to stock E6420 speeds with the stock cooler. However even if you aren't going to overclock that OVERCLOCKING MONSTER of a chip, at 1.9ghz the X2 is only about 10% slower than the E6300 in real world performance for about 1/rd of the price. You could then throw in a much better card and even an X1950Xt which is a SICK card and an X2 3600 with an X1950XT even at stock will DESTROY anything a fricking 7300GT or 7600GS can put out even if they had a Core 2 Extreme...if you would like I can put together an X2 3600 overclocking or non overclocking build around that budget for gaming that will eat up a C2D build.
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The X1900GT for 110 bucks is where you wanna be at. Excellent price/performance I think and not much more than a 7600GS.
7900GS would be much better than X1900GT and it cost the same.
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

Even 8600GT is a better choice than X1900GT

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at 1.9ghz the X2 is only about 10% slower than the E6300
It is much more than %10 slower



AnandTech: Intel's Core 2 Extreme & Core 2 Duo: The Empire Strikes Back

According to these benchmarks ^^, 3800+ is about %20 slower than E6300. So, 3600+ would be around %25 slower than E6300

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E6300 in real world performance for about 1/rd of the price
3600+ cost is around $70 on newegg, and it is around 1/3 the price of E6600, not E6300
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