Best upgrade option for $200 - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2007, 10:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
Monster Techie
TheOtis's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Planet Earth.
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to TheOtis
Default Re: Best upgrade option for $200

Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Option 3 is out, because there isn't a significant difference between the two. If you want to see a difference, than you would go for the Q6600, which is out of your budget.

The Western Digital 750GB hard drives I've heard, are comparable to the Raptor's speed, and you get a ton of more space. - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

More doesn't mean the apps will be faster. And he'd have to get a 64-bit Windows, to handle more than 2GB of RAM.
I was under the impression Windows Vista 32-Bit can support up to 3.2ish gigs of RAM.

Back on being mobile - ASUS G551- 15.3" 1080p - Core i7 4710HQ - GTX 860M - 16GB DDR3 1600 - 512GB Samsung 850 Pro - Steam ID: TheOtis
TheOtis is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
Default Re: Best upgrade option for $200

Originally Posted by regeisle View Post
I'd consider a Q6600, but I've heard that it's not a huge jump from the e6600, since most apps and windows don't take advantage of the other 2 cores - does vista improve on that? Also, would it be smarter to wait for a TRUE quad chip, rather than intels core 2 duo x 2 on one chip? That starts the endless "wait for the next thing around the corner" cycle though.
From what I understand video/audio editing and similar programs (3d studio max and other animation programs) CAN take advantage of the quad cores...but I'm not claiming that as fact. You should probably look into the q6600 will be more future-proof than the e6600.

Originally Posted by regeisle View Post
It sounds like raid is out, but I only hear good things about it. In what situation WOULD raid be beneficial? Would it really only be worthwhile on a data drive?
It would definitely help with startup and load times for windows and programs (when you boot up the computer or programs themselves) or any other time you are accessing large amounts of data at once (moving a folder of music...etc)

Antec NeoPower 650W
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (w/ Arctic Freezer 7)
4GB DDR2-1000 G.Skill
Sapphire x1950 Pro 512mb (w/ V700)
250GB, 500GB and 1.5TB Seagate Barracudas (2.25TB total)
Fatal1ty XtremeGamer sound card *** generic TV tuner
Xclio 3060 case *** HannsG 22" monitor
XP Pro / Ubuntu 7.10 *** Razer Copperhead and Tarantula
jordo_99 is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
Riznarf's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 471
Send a message via AIM to Riznarf
Default Re: Best upgrade option for $200

if youre into video/audio editing like everyone is saying, you would see a huge difference if you had a q6600.....if you do, just make sure it has g0 stepping, i forget exact model# to ensure its g0 though...

ASRock H67M
i7-2500k @ 3.30
eVGA gtx 570 @ 880/1000
2x 4gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333
Corsair 600w PSU
3DMark 11: 6595
Riznarf is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 12:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
Monster Techie
kobe24's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,508
Send a message via MSN to kobe24
Default Re: Best upgrade option for $200

option 3 hands down

3D MARK 06 ***14,063*** on vista, use to get it
p4 2.8ghz
Asus p4SD-LA
6800gs ultra
1.5gb ddr400 oem
120gb hdd

The Techies' Bible
kobe24 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resolution Problems in Ubuntu aetherh4cker Linux and Open Source 7 08-07-2007 06:25 PM
Upgrade Advice for my system Cheeseking25 New Systems | Building and Buying 2 07-25-2007 01:28 PM
Upgrade dilemma; TV tuner and/or new HD? KingAustin New Systems | Building and Buying 3 06-17-2007 01:13 PM
Vista Upgrade? Saynt25 Microsoft Windows and Software 4 04-18-2007 03:48 PM
Slight annoyance with xgl Skuzzle Linux and Open Source 10 04-08-2007 09:04 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.