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Old 07-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im not very in the know for whats good and bad for things, but i tried my best to form a kick *** game and school rig for this year. if anyone has comments on what things to change for the better or for the cheaper that input would be great to hear.
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PSU is a bit overkill most likely, the sound card is not needed unless you can tell the (really small) difference between it and on-board sound, ...and it'd probably be more bang for buck if you went with a Q6600 n x38/x48 board
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with wafflehammer

I would get something like this if I were you

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards (supports crossfire)

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors

And for $5 more you can get this hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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screw q6600...it seems from other reports their overclocking ability is getting worse and worse...i know some of you guys got good ones, but there are many many more that are NOT performing well in the OC arena (take my old one for example...please lol)
get a decent dual core and overclock the poo poo out of it. an e8400 will overclock better than a q6600, will run cooler, will use less power, and trounces it in most applications (in almost ALL games). there are a few that the q6600 performs better in, but not many everyday apps. if you are gaming mostly, the 84/8500 is a better chip hands down. and it also costs a little less. dont listen to the "quad-core is future proof" crap argument. q6600 is quickly becoming a primitive processor. and by the time you actually NEED a quad core to stay on top of things (who knows when that will be...software engineers are begging hardware engineers to slow down lol)...the q6600 will be a long way down the obsolete road. nehalem will be out by then definitely (making most ALL other current processors obsolete), and you will likely be able to get a q9550 or other 45nm quad for a song. AND you will still be able to use it in your lga775 mobo (as compared to nehalem). now...you might "need" a quad core now if you:
play COD4 w/teamspeak
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AT THE SAME TIME.....lol...who does that?? i dont.
i just started messing with this e8400 and already i <3 it waaaaaay more than the q6600 i had (for a short time).
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Intel has the performance crown (sadface still)

So going AMD Quads (assuming thats what you have is a bad idea..)

Unless you have a really small budget, in most cases Intel is better to go with
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ahhh nagasama ull never change, u have loved amd ever since i joined tf. gotta love the banwagon. good work man amd will be on top again some day
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lol kobe...i could only hold out for so long! it was time for me to upgrade and i just couldn't justify spending more money (quite a bit) for a lesser performing AMD chip/mobo.
i have joined the darkside. i still have an AMD rig running, so if they pull their heads out i will switch back lol.
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i switched out what you guys recommended... how long do you thing this system will last? i pushed my current APG system to the max with my BFG card and its struggling to run the new games and generally my computer isent very reliable for school work and such things that are far more important.

anything els anyone can recommend?
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at least a couple years with good settings.
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