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Old 08-16-2007, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question The better combo for gaming rig?

What combo would be better for a gaming rig?

AMD x2 6000 + 8800GTX

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Intel Q6000 + 8800 GTS
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: The better combo for gaming rig?

The Q6600 + 8800GTS. Plus, you can upgrade to the 9 series later.

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Upgrade the 6000+, when the Phenom X4s come out.

I think the AMD route is the more expensive option.
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Q6600 is future proof and costs alot more but its awesome
the athlon is alo good but its only dual core not quad
but i personally prefer amds
they are alot cheaper
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Default Re: The better combo for gaming rig?

Its a gamble either way. There still arent any solid numbers as far as the phenom or the g92 goes. Personally i would go with the q600 as it is better performance for the money right now and the gts because you can step up to the gtx in 3 months if you really need more card.

*ya maybe im a bit biased, heh as you see what choice i made*
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intel route is the way to go man, quad core is the future
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Quadcore it is then. Here is a link to the new rig if anyone wants to check it out.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...s/finalrig.jpg
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Why the 650i Ultra? Get the P35 chipset instead. Like the P35-DS3R.

Where are you ordering from?
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Different choice on mothreboard, thats for sure.
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Nice pricing on the components for a built rig. I would suggest going for a p35 board though if you havent already ordered it. This will allow you to upgarde to a 45nm chip in the future and the p35 chipset allows for better overclocking than 650i.

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unfortunately i already placed my order. I am not planning on doing much overclocking with the Q6600 as I have no idea how. If I figure out how than I may still attempt a little overclocking with it. From what I have read the motherboard was a decent budget overclocking board for previous buyers. I know that it is compatible with the Q6600 but I do hope that it works out well.
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