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Old 11-23-2008, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about a 3 year old Dell dimension 1100 which can't play a game i like(world of warcraft) is there anyway i can upgrade or would it be smarter to start from scratch, if so could you list computer specs for about a $600 budget, but thats only if i need to.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not too much you can do to a 3 yr old Dell, if you don't need a monitor then you can build a decent system for $600 I'll spec one out and see what I can come up with for a budget system and post it up when I'm done.

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this is what I came up with so far, Hope I linked it right.
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=11472488

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this is what I came up with so far, Hope I linked it right.
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=11472488

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OK this should work
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - HEC 6C11BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I'd go dual core. The q6600 blows unless youre really taxing it for photoshop etc.
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paton, are you saying that the Quads aren't good processors, or that for his needs, it won't be fully utilized when playing games?

I'm gonna go look to see if an E6750 would out-perform a Q6600..... (yeah, I know that the clock on the E6750 is faster....)....

EDIT: Ok, found my answer... The E6750 takes the cake in pretty much anything that doesn't utilize all 4 cores on the Q660, but in many cases, they were close... I'd like to see a comparison between the 2 at the same clock rate./EDIT
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I don't think he was saying that quads in general blow. But just the Q6600 does. Although they are good if your looking for a entry level quad, but they don't overclock as well as they used to. I would also recommend either an E8400/E8500 if it's just for gaming.
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Yha to both of you. I have the q6600, got it a year ago, and easily oc'd to 3.2. And i do love it. Howwevr till i oc'd it was marginal.

But As they dont oc well, 4 cores slow, is still slow. A same priced dual will have more speed, and if oc'd will go faster and cooloer, plus will be a 45nm. 8 bucks more gets thee e8500, 10 bucks gets q8200

PS. theres no cpu cooler in the list, so either add one or be slow.
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Guess I made a good buy.... Q9550 at 2.83 Ghz stock, and 45mn.... haven't gotten benches or temps yet.
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Coulda got it cheaper i bet, maybe even a mobo too
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